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Children’s Minnesota Trauma Center Receives Level I Re-verification

Minneapolis, Minn. – (July 21, 2016) –The UnitedHealthcare® Pediatric Emergency Department and Level I Trauma Center at Children's Minnesota Minneapolis campus received re-verification maintaining its Level I pediatric trauma center status, the highest level offered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma. Receiving the Level I re-verification indicates that Children’s Minnesota continues to meet the highest standards of expertise and level of preparation to care for critically ill or injured children, furthering Children’s Minnesota’s commitment to families across the region. Children’s Minnesota first received Level I status in 2013, becoming the first pediatric-only hospital in the state to receive this recognition.

Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation gives Children’s Minnesota $1M

Investment will provide the most sophisticated equipment and technology available to treat pediatric neurological conditions

Dr. Gigi Chawla encourages families to speak about tragic events

The Star Tribune interviewed Dr. Chawla on how to help children cope with tragedy.

Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation donates $1 million for Children’s Minnesota neurosurgery suite

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported that the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation donated $1 million to fund a state-of-the-art pediatric neurosurgery suite at Children's Minnesota.

Children’s Minnesota Awarded Youth Wellness Grant by Target

 

Wash ‘Em Proud: Children’s Minnesota sees success with hand hygiene program

Health System Management highlighted the Wash ‘Em Proud program and its impact on reducing hospital-associated infections.

The New York Times highlights the importance of pediatric pain management, featuring Dr. Friedrichsdorf

For the past several years, Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf, director of the Children’s Minnesota Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine, and his team have been leading the charge in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest to help change the way children in pain are treated. In an article for The New York Times, Dr. Friedrichsdorf explained how children’s pain often goes unrecognized and undertreated, and discussed the importance of pediatric pain management.

Infection prevention experts recommend no FluMist nasal spray, only flu shot

Studies showed that for the past three flu seasons FluMist failed to provide the same level of protection as a flu shot.

Children’s Minnesota hosts HeartBeat 5000

Annie Waters, Children’s Minnesota director of annual giving, joined WCCO-TV to discuss HeartBeat 5000.

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Minnesota girl celebrates final round of PPB chemo

Lainee Balsimo has received treatment at Children's for pleuropulmonary blastoma, a rare form of lung cancer found in 30-50 kids in the U.S. each year.