The latest Children’s Minnesota stories in the news and press releases from across our hospitals and clinics.

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Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd applauds Gov. Walz ban on conversion therapy

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, medical director of the Gender Health program at Children’s Minnesota, was invited to the governor’s order to talk about why the ban is important for LGBTQ kids.

Children’s Minnesota Specialty Center – Lakeville honored for outstanding design

The center is featured in Minnesota Physician's Health Care Architecture and Design Honor Roll 2021. The award honors outstanding achievement in the design of new health care facilities.

168 Children’s Minnesota physicians recognized as Top Doctors by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Children’s Minnesota is honored to have 168 physicians recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as 2021 Top Doctors. The list includes 816 local physicians from across the Twin Cities in 46 specialties.

Dr. Gigi Chawla featured in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors issue

Children’s Minnesota's Vice President, Chief of General Pediatrics, Dr. Gigi Chawla, was featured on the cover of the Mpls.St.Paul Magazine 2021 Top Doctors issue, along with a feature story about her career. This is the second time for Dr. Chawla to receive this honor. In the feature story, Dr. Chawla talks about the changes to pediatrics in her 20 years of practice.

Lifesaving treatment for the most critically ill babies: Children’s Minnesota’s award-winning ECMO program

We talked with Dr. Lia Gravari, associate medical director of ECMO for the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Children’s Minnesota, about ECMO, how it helps save babies and the award-winning ECMO program at Children’s Minnesota.

Children’s Minnesota announces new cancer and blood disorders program medical director

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to announce Dr. Susan Kearney as the new medical director of the cancer and blood disorders program as of July 1, 2021.

Voluntary Recall: Philips-Respironics invasive and non-invasive ventilators

Children’s Minnesota is aware that many of the Philips-Respironics invasive and non-invasive ventilators have been voluntarily recalled. If your child is on one of these machines, your provider will be communicating directly with you via MyChildren's portal on their recommendation based on your child’s specific circumstances.

Children’s Minnesota expanding access to pediatric pain services

Children’s Minnesota is bringing expert pain care to more kids thanks to expanded access within the Pediatric Pain, Palliative Care and Integrated Medicine (PPCIM) Program.

Star Tribune and Twin Cities PBS showcases how Children’s Minnesota is tackling racial health disparities

Children’s Minnesota made headlines in the Star Tribune and Twin Cities PBS, with in-depth interviews focused on how the health care system is facing racial disparities head-on. The story features James Burroughs, chief equity and inclusion officer at Children's Minnesota, and Dr. Gabrielle Hester, medical director of quality improvement at Children's Minnesota.

Children’s Minnesota infection preventionist honored with DAISY Award for advancing health equity

Congratulations to Adriene Thornton, BSN, MA, CIC, FAPIC, infection preventionist at Children’s Minnesota, for being honored, as part of the Twin Cities Black Nurses Rock chapter, with a DAISY Award for advancing health equity!