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Children’s Minnesota named a “Best of Business” finalist in Twin Cities Business Magazine

Children’s Minnesota was selected as a Best of Business finalist by Twin Cities Business Magazine in the hospital category in 2020.

Children’s Minnesota receives Practice Transition Accreditation Program

Children’s Minnesota received accreditation with distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP®). The Practice Transition Accreditation Program sets the global standard for residency or fellowship programs that transition registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses into new practice settings.

Dr. Kris Ann Schultz appointed inaugural holder of Pine Tree Apple Tennis Classic Endowed Chair in Cancer and Blood Disorders Research

Dr. Kris Ann Schultz is the first Endowed Chair holder in the Cancer and Blood Disorders program at Children’s Minnesota.

Dr. Gigi Chawla honored as one of Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 2020 Women in Business

Dr. Chawla is among 51 women recognized for their professional achievements and contributions to the Twin Cities community.

Children’s Minnesota ranks among Best Children’s Hospitals in U.S. News & World Report

With unmatched breadth of experts and specialty programs, Children’s Minnesota has once again been honored by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals, including recognition for the health care system’s leading pulmonology program.

Children’s Minnesota honored as Bronze Stevie Award winner in 2020 American Business Awards

Children’s Minnesota was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie Award in the Communications or Public Relations Campaign of the Year—Healthcare category in the 18th Annual American Business awards. The honor was given for the public relations campaign to launch the Children’s Minnesota Gender Health program.

Children’s Minnesota employees among ‘50 patient safety experts to know’

Congratulations to Wendy Berg, BSN, RN, infection preventionist and Bobbie Carroll, vice president of quality, for being among Becker's Hospital Review's '50 patient safety experts to know’ list.

Children’s Minnesota neonatal nurse practitioner receives lifetime achievement award

Congratulations to Martha Dugan, APRN, CNP, neonatal nurse practitioner, who received big honors for her work with the tiniest patients.

New NIH Research Funding awarded to Dr. Kris Ann Schultz and her Global Team of Researchers

Children’s Minnesota physician Kris Ann Schultz, MD received the prestigious NIH/NCI R01-funding opportunity, entitled “Detecting DICER1: A global partnership to cure pediatric lung cancer,” which represents the first of its kind at Children’s.

Patsy Stinchfield, PNP, honored with Nancy Ford Springer Health Achievement Award for vaccination advocacy work

Congratulations to Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Patsy Stinchfield on being selected by the National Meningitis Association (NMA) Board of Directors as this year’s recipient of NMA’s Nancy Ford Springer Health Achievement Award!