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Children’s Minnesota Chief Nursing Officer accepts inaugural Melrose Twin Cities Principled Leadership Award on behalf of Minnesota frontline health care heroes

Congratulations to all Minnesota frontline health care workers for receiving the 2021 Melrose Twin Cities Principled Leadership Award. Caroline Njau, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Children’s Minnesota, accepted the award on behalf of every frontline health care worker statewide. This recognition honors Minnesota’s health care heroes’ service and sacrifice throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Helping kids with the new N95 masking guidelines from the CDC

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, shares important tips for parents to keep their kids of all ages safely masked in public.

CDC study finds COVID-19 may increase risk of diabetes in children

Pediatricians and other health experts are noticing a concerning trend in kids during the COVID-19 pandemic – an increase in diabetes. We talked with a pediatric endocrinologist at Children's Minnesota to help parents understand what new research from the CDC means for their family.

Children’s Minnesota announces Sam Githinji as Chief Information Security Officer

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to announce Sam Githinji has accepted the role of chief information security officer. In the role, Sam will be responsible for ensuring Children’s Minnesota has the processes and procedures in place to protect patient, employee and business information.

The Mother Baby Centers at United and Mercy recognized among best hospitals for maternity in the U.S.

The U.S. News & World Report’s inaugural list recognizes hospitals for their overall quality of care for uncomplicated pregnancies.

Dr. Michael Richards receives 2021 St. Baldrick’s Foundation Infrastructure Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Richards for being awarded a $50,000 infrastructure grant from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest non-government funder of childhood cancer research grants. The grant will support the Cancer and Blood Disorders program at Children’s Minnesota in offering clinical trials for state-of-the-art pediatric cancer therapies.

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd applauds Gov. Walz ban on conversion therapy

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.

Children’s Minnesota names Jennifer Olson as Chief Operating Officer

Jennifer Olson, MBA, has been named senior vice president, chief operating officer (COO) of Children’s Minnesota.

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Children’s Minnesota expands Neonatal Virtual Care services

Children’s Minnesota is launching neonatal virtual care partnerships with six hospitals across Minnesota and in Wisconsin, giving them 24/7 access to Level IV neonatal expertise.

Children’s Minnesota announces Dave Lundal as Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Technology Services

As CIO, Lundal is responsible for the strategic direction and technical support of all information systems supporting Children’s Minnesota. He has more than 25 years of experience in health care information technology and leadership.