Articles from Marc Gorelick, MD, president and chief executive officer (CEO) at Children’s Minnesota.

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Be the one: A call to action from Dr. Kade Goepferd

The death of 16-year-old Nex Benedict is heartbreaking and alarming. It should serve as a wake-up call, not only in Oklahoma, but in Minnesota as well. I’ve invited Dr. Kade Goepferd, medical director of the Children’s Minnesota Gender Health program, to share how we can do better.

Community Benefit is crucial to our mission. Here’s what it is and why we take it so seriously.

We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality medical care to children. There’s something else we’re proud to deliver. It’s called Community Benefit.

Celebrating 100 years and the promise of a better future

Turning 100 is a good thing. But it’s not the number that matters so much. It’s that a major milestone like this invites us to reflect on how far we’ve come, and where we need to go.

Experience isn’t everything, but patient experience is pretty darn important.

Our number one job at Children's Minnesota is improving kids’ health. But it can’t be all we do. There’s no substitute for (patient) experience.

“Here’s the story that changed my life as a pediatrician.” Insight from Children’s Minnesota doctors on kids and guns.

All parents, whether they’re gun owners or not, have a role to play in keeping kids safe from guns, Take it from two Children's Minnesota pediatricians, who have seen firsthand what guns can do.

Policy not partisanship: how we decide when to speak up on issues that matter to kids

We’re guided by one thing at Children’s Minnesota: helping kids in our community thrive. So we champion policies that help children and their families. Here’s how we determine when to add our voice.

Lessons from an unlikely place: 40+ years of playing the tuba

I started playing the tuba as a teenager. I realize it’s sort of an offbeat hobby (pun intended). But it’s also taught me some important lessons about leadership.

Happy first birthday to our Collective for Community Health

We make a bigger difference when we join together. When we’re connected and coordinated. That’s why we have a Collective for Community Health.

We’re proud of the kid experts on our Gender Health team. The work they do is imperative.

As some states restrict access to gender health care, Children’s Minnesota remains committed to providing gender health care for kids. Two Children’s Minnesota leaders discuss why this care is so important and how they personally show up for the LGBTQ+ community.

Please don’t look the other way

We aren’t done eliminating racial disparities in Minnesota. And for some, the urgency of 2020 is fading. We can’t let that happen. We in the business community must prioritize this work.