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Dr. Gigi Chawla named 2022 Walter Ramsey Award honoree by Children’s Hospital Association

The Walter Ramsey Award honors a professional who has given their life’s work to the service of others, who has partnered with CHA to make a marked impact in pediatric health care, and who embodies the core CHA values of: integration, innovation, impact, and involvement.

Children’s Minnesota launches Shine Bright for Kids fundraiser to support kids fighting cancer and blood disorders

This September, Children’s Minnesota invites the community to help children fighting cancer and blood disorders by donating to the Shine Bright for Kids fundraising campaign. Donations of any size help support life-saving research, as well as services that ease the care journey for kids and their families, including music therapy and financial assistance.

Children’s Minnesota announces new Sickle Cell program leadership

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to announce that Dr. Stephanie Fritch Lilla has accepted the role of medical director of the sickle cell program.

Children’s Minnesota to open new mental health day program for children and teens in Roseville

As its latest investment in mental health services for children and teens, Children’s Minnesota is announcing plans to open a second partial hospitalization program (PHP) in Roseville in early 2023.

Children’s Minnesota hosts Gov. Tim Walz for bill signing and tour of future inpatient mental health unit

Children’s Minnesota welcomed Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz to its St. Paul hospital to tour construction of its first inpatient mental health unit. Following the tour, Gov. Walz ceremonially signed mental health legislation that included a bill providing 22 bed licenses for the unit, expected to serve kids and teens this fall.

Children’s Minnesota launches Collective for Community Health and appoints Lauren Gilchrist as its senior director

The Collective will expand and deepen the organization’s existing community partnerships, working to co-create innovative solutions and leverage resources that improve the health of communities.

Children’s Minnesota appoints Andy Pugh as chief legal officer

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Pugh as senior vice president, chief legal officer, effective April 16, 2022.

Children’s Minnesota named a Leader in LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to announce it received the designation of “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 15th anniversary edition of the Healthcare Equality Index.

Caroline Njau honored as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Emerging Leaders

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to announce that Caroline Njau, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer, is one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Emerging Leaders of 2022.

Children’s Minnesota Hospital Board of Directors adds two new members

Children’s Minnesota announced the appointment of two new members to its hospital board of directors, as well as the full slate of officers and board members for 2022.