Gender affirming care for transgender youth has long been supported by several professional medical societies, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, who have urged that youth who identify as transgender have access to comprehensive, gender affirming and developmentally appropriate care.
CEOs from nine Minnesota health systems have come together to raise the alarm in a public plea to help a health care system that is overwhelmed. As COVID-19 continues to surge, leaders have taken out a full-page ad in major newspapers across the state this week that highlight the critical nature of the situation, the heartbreaking realities facing hospitals and how the community can help.
We are pleased to announce that the Community Connect program at Children’s Minnesota has been selected as a Top Finalist for the inaugural Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity by The Joint Commission and Kaiser Permanente.
Dr. Gigi Chawla featured in Metro Doctors, shares her best practices for physicians finding and using their authentic voice
Dr. Gigi Chawla, MD, MHA, vice president and chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota and medical director of Reach Out and Read Minnesota, was featured in the fall 2021 issue of Metro Doctors titled, “Advocacy beyond the clinic.”
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.
From June 13 to June 18, 50 patients from 40 children’s hospitals across the country gathered virtually for the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) Speak Now For Kids Family Advocacy Week, to raise awareness about the critical role children’s hospitals play in the community. Our 2021 Children’s Minnesota Champion, Sam Jenkins, and his family participated by advocating for funding and programming for children’s hospitals and children with special health care needs in a week of meetings with lawmakers.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states gender-affirming care is developmentally appropriate care that is oriented toward understanding and appreciating the child’s gender experience.
Business Coalition of the Equality becomes largest business coalition in support of legal LGBTQ equality
Dr. Marc Gorelick, president and CEO of Children’s Minnesota, endorsed joining the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Business Coalition for the Equality Act on behalf of Children’s Minnesota. It has grown to be the largest business coalition in support of legal LGBTQ equality.
Children’s Minnesota promotes James C. Burroughs II to vice president, chief equity and inclusion officer
Equity, diversity and inclusion are key components of Children’s Minnesota’s annual operating plan and a significant strategic focus for 2021 and beyond. The elevation of this role to a vice president with a direct reporting relationship to President and CEO, Dr. Marc Gorelick, demonstrates a commitment to equity and accountability, ending systemic racism in healthcare and delivering equitable care to all patients and families.
Star Studio, our in-house TV station at our Minneapolis and St. Paul hospitals, hosted an election-themed show where our two mascots – Sparkle and Twinkle – competed to win the 2020 Children’s Minnesota election.