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Children’s Minnesota receives four national U.S. News & World Report rankings

U.S. News & World Report announced that Children’s Minnesota has been named one of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals, ranking the pediatric system for three key specialty areas in its 2019-2020 rankings released online Tuesday. Children’s is among the top 50 facilities, ranking No. 38 in pulmonology, No. 42 in diabetes and endocrinology, No. 43 in neonatology, and No. 28 in nephrology as a joint program partnership with the Masonic Children's Hospital.

Anna Youngerman honored as one of 2019 Women in Business for leadership

She is being recognized in part for her work to advance new ways for Children’s to be an effective partner to families and the community.

Community Caregivers: Samreen Vora, MD

Samreen Vora, MD, medical director of the Simulation Center, was profiled by Minnesota Physician as a Community Caregiver. Dr. Vora was honored for her work at the Indus Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, where she spent a month teaching and working in emergency medicine, and worked to develop the hospital’s simulation program.

Children’s Minnesota nurse receives volunteer service award

Congratulations to Children’s Minnesota RN Lora Stege Koppel, who recently received the first Dr. Jim Sidman Service Award from Children’s Surgery International (CSI) – a nonprofit that organizes international volunteer trips for health care professionals with the purpose of sharing medical knowledge with local practitioners.

Dr. Sheldon Berkowitz honored with Trust Builder Award

Children’s Minnesota is proud to announce that Dr. Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, recently received the TrustHCS Trust Builder Award for his work with Children's Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) program.

Partner for Change Award

Going green: Children’s Minnesota recognized for sustainability initiatives

Children’s Minnesota is proud to announce that it has been recognized as a Partner for Change Award recipient by Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care!

Community Connect Receives MDH Healthcare Innovation Award

Children’s Minnesota was one of two organizations honored by the Minnesota Department of Health’s Health Care Homes program at its annual conference.

60+ Children’s doctors recognized as “Rising Stars” by peers in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Congratulations to the 64 Children’s Minnesota physicians recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as 2019 “Rising Stars.” This is the fifth edition of the Top Doctors Rising Stars list, which highlights outstanding physicians who have been fully licensed to practice for approximately 10 years or less.

Samreen Vora, MD, recipient of the Emerging Leader award

Samreen Vora, MD, medical director of the simulation center, received the Emerging Leader award from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Emergency Medicine Section for her innovative approach to teaching and inter-professional education at Children’s Minnesota.

Maria Christu recipient of Women’s Health Leadership TRUST award

Maria Christu, JD, chief legal officer and vice president of advocacy and health policy, was selected as a recipient of the 2019 Women’s Health Leadership TRUST Collaboration and Partnerships award.