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Children’s Minnesota receives Magnet Recognition Program® designation

Children’s is the only free-standing pediatric system in the state to be recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in nursing.

Children’s Minnesota and HealthPartners Develop Technique to Improve Appendicitis Care for Pediatric Patients

The organization used funding from a National Institutes of Health five-year, $3.1 million grant



Children’s Minnesota names Marc Gorelick, MD, as next chief executive officer

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. – (Nov. 13, 2017) – Children’s Minnesota (Children’s) is pleased to announce Marc Gorelick, MD, as its new chief executive officer (CEO). This news comes on the heels of current Children’s CEO Bob Bonar’s announcement that he intends to retire on Dec. 8, 2017. Since joining Children’s in 2014, Bonar has championed a more collaborative system of care for children and families in our region – to improve access, quality and value – and has been focused on bridging relationships with health systems sharing this same spirit.

Kohl’s to donate $500,000 to Children’s Minnesota toward addressing asthma in kids

MINNEAPOLIS – (October 24, 2017) – In the Twin Cities, 14.3 percent of children have been diagnosed with asthma, creating ongoing health challenges for many youth. Kohl’s donation of $500,000 over the next two years has been awarded to Children’s Minnesota to help kids better control their asthma and provide supportive resources to area schools.

Children’s Minnesota’s fourth annual Shine Bright Bash raises more than $395,000 to support Cancer Kids Fund

MINNEAPOLIS – (September 11, 2017) – More than 400 guests filled the Minneapolis Event Center on Saturday, September 9, for Children’s Minnesota’s Shine Bright Bash, raising more than $395,000 for Children’s Cancer Kids Fund.

Children’s Minnesota names Emily Chapman, MD, as next chief medical officer

MINNEAPOLIS – (August 1, 2017) – Children’s Minnesota (Children’s) is pleased to announce Emily Chapman, MD, as its new chief medical officer (CMO) and vice president of medical affairs. Dr. Chapman has been at Children’s for more than 10 years and previously served as vice chief medical officer. She officially began her new role on July 5, 2017.

Teamwork Between Children’s Health Centers Advances Precision Medicine for Acutely Ill Newborns

Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine expands rapid whole genome sequencing to Children's Minnesota

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Children’s Minnesota Reach Agreement on New Contract

MINNEAPOLIS – (July 7, 2017) – Children’s Minnesota (Children’s) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) have reached agreement on a contract that will keep Children’s hospitals and clinics in the Blue Cross provider network. The previous contract expired at midnight on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Children’s Minnesota Foundation Announces New Board Members

Children's Minnesota announces new members to its Foundation board, which is dedicated to raising funds to advance pediatric health care.