Awards & Recognition

We’re proud to honor our talented team by sharing recent honors, awards, presentations and published work from Children’s Minnesota staff.

Children’s Minnesota earns national recognition for promoting organ, eye and tissue donation

Children’s Minnesota earned platinum level recognition for its efforts to increase organ, eye, and tissue donor registrations across the state through the Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Organ Donation Campaign. Learn more about the recognition here.


Children’s Minnesota receives National Committee for Quality Assurance Accreditation for credentialing services

The Children’s Minnesota Professional Staff Services Credentialing team has received the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Accreditation in Credentialing/Recredentialing. NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. Read more about the recognition here.


Children’s Minnesota nurse appointed to the Minnesota Board of Nursing

Latasha Lee, RN, was appointed by Governor Tim Walz to the Minnesota Board of Nursing. Latasha is a nurse on the Minneapolis float team and is an active member of the Black Employee Empowerment Network employee resource group. Learn more about Latasha’s new position here.


Children’s Minnesota CFO among Finance & Commerce’s Top Women in Finance

Children’s Minnesota CFO, Brenda McCormick, has been named an honoree for the 2020 Top Women in Finance award with Finance & Commerce magazine. Brenda is among the Circle of Excellence honorees, as this is her second time to receive the award. Finance & Commerce’s Top Women in Finance honors program recognizes women who are making an impact not only in their professions but also in their communities in Minnesota. Read more about the recognition here.


Midwest Fetal Care Center and The Mother Baby Center honored for design

The Midwest Fetal Care Center in Minneapolis and The Mother Baby Center in St. Paul, both collaborations between Children’s Minnesota and Allina Health, were featured in Minnesota Physician magazine’s Health Care Architecture and Design Honor Roll 2020. Learn more about the recognition here.


Children’s Minnesota CFO among Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 2020 CFO of the Year honorees

Children’s Minnesota CFO, Brenda McCormick, has been named an honoree for the 2020 CFO of the Year award by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Brenda is among a few select honorees recognized for their vital role in making businesses, institutions and nonprofits successful. Read more about the award here.


161 Children’s Minnesota physicians named Top Doctors by Minnesota Monthly

Children’s Minnesota is proud to congratulate 161 physicians who were recognized as 2020 Top Doctors by Minnesota Monthly magazine. The 2020 list includes more than 900 physicians from the Twin Cities in 70 specialties. Read more about the list here.


Children’s Minnesota earns LGBTQ Health Care Equality Top Performer designation from Human Rights Campaign Foundation

The designation builds on Children’s Minnesota’s dedication to serving as an essential partner and resource for LGBTQ youth and families along their journey, and our commitment to being an equitable and inclusive employer. Read more about the designation here.


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. Read more about the recognition.


Children’s Minnesota receives Practice Transition Accreditation Program

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to announce that it has 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.


Children’s Minnesota physician appointed inaugural holder of Pine Tree Apple Tennis Classic Endowed Chair in Cancer and Blood Disorders Research

Dr. Kris Ann Schultz has been appointed as the inaugural holder of the Pine Tree Apple Tennis Classic Endowed Chair in Cancer and Blood Disorders Research. The award honors Dr. Kris Ann Schultz’ clinical and academic accomplishments in the field of
childhood cancer research. Learn more about her appointment here.


Sue Slocum selected as a 2020 Allocator Voice by Institutional Investor

Congratulations to Sue Slocum, chief investment officer, for her recognition from Institutional Investor Network as a 2020 Industry Voice; an initiative which features a prominent consortium of peer-nominated allocators from across the globe, with the goal to inspire the finance industry with stories, interviews and tools to weave into everyday practices. Learn more about the award here.


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

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, has been named an honoree of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 2020 Women in Business award. Dr. Chawla is among 51 women recognized for their professional achievements and contributions to the Twin Cities community. Click here to read more.


188 Children’s Minnesota physicians recognized as Top Doctors by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Children’s Minnesota is honored to have 188 physicians recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as 2020 Top Doctors. The 24th edition of the list includes more than 824 doctors from across the Twin Cities in 47 specialties. See the full list of our featured doctors here.


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. Read more here.


Children’s Minnesota honored with 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. Read more about the honor here.


Children’s Minnesota CEO among ‘Most Admired’

Children’s Minnesota CEO and President, Dr. Marc Gorelick, has been named one of the “2020 Most Admired CEOs” by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Dr. Gorelick is among 10 Minnesota honorees recognized for professional achievements, community involvement and steady leadership. Click here to view the complete article.


64 Children’s Minnesota doctors recognized as “Rising Stars” in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Congratulations to the 64 Children’s Minnesota physicians recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as 2020 “Rising Stars.” The sixth edition of the Top Doctors Rising Stars list includes 436 doctors in 46 specialties, who were selected after a peer-nomination process. See the full list of recognized physicians.


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

The National Meningitis Association (NMA) Board of Directors awarded Patsy the Nancy Ford Springer Health Achievement Award for her longstanding commitment to NMA and her national advocacy across the spectrum from childhood and teen vaccines to flu shots for health care professionals. Read more about Pasty’s award here.


Children’s Minnesota and Capture receive Honorable Mention in Ragan’s Health Care PR and Marketing Awards for patient family video

Children’s Minnesota and Capture received honorable mention in the 2019 Ragan’s Health Care PR and Marketing Awards in the video category for the Star Gala Koch Family Video. Ragan’s award celebrates teams, organizations, consultants and agencies who have redefined the field with their groundbreaking work. See the full list of winners here.


Children’s Minnesota nurse honored for dedication to diversity and advocacy work in 2019 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards

Jenne Hongosh, Children’s Minnesota home care nurse, received a March of Dimes Nurse of the Year award in the diversity and advocacy category for her dedication to personalizing care for her patients by learning about their unique backgrounds and experiences. Read more about her commitment here.


Children’s Minnesota recognized for efforts to protect patients from influenza

Children’s St. Paul campus was among 69 hospitals and nursing homes from around the state recognized by the Minnesota Department of Health for achieving high influenza vaccinations rates among facility employees during the 2018-2019 flu season. Read more about Children’s Minnesota’s flu prevention efforts here.


The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society honors Children’s Minnesota clinicians

Myndy Livingston, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and Dr. Bruce Bostrom, Pediatric Hematologist and Oncologist, were awarded the Lifeblood of Caregiving and Lifeblood of Healthcare awards, respectively, by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Read more about their work here.


Children’s Minnesota chief equity and inclusion officer receives award for efforts to support those with sickle cell disease

James Burroughs, Children’s Minnesota’s chief equity and inclusion officer, has won the Sickle Cell Health Champion Award from the Sickle Cell Foundation of Minnesota for his unyielding commitment to promoting and advancing issues pertaining to sickle cell disease. Read more about his efforts here.


Becky Woitalewicz recognized as 2019 Top Women in Finance honoree

Finance & Commerce has selected Children’s Minnesota vice president of finance, Becky Woitalewicz, as a “Top Woman in Finance” honoree for her significant career achievements and impact on Children’s Minnesota and our community. Read more about Becky’s accomplishments here.


Children’s Minnesota Top Doctors recognized by Minnesota Monthly Magazine

Children’s Minnesota is proud to congratulate the 173 physicians who were recognized as 2019 Top Doctors by Minnesota Monthly magazine. The annual list is determined by a survey of 10,000 licensed Minnesota doctors who were asked to name up to three doctors in a specialty category. See the full list of Children’s Minnesota’s Top Doctors here.


Children’s Minnesota nurse receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Children’s Minnesota is proud to announce that Martha Dugan, APRN, CNP, received the Lifetime Achievement Award in the 2019 Mpls.St.Paul Magazine “Outstanding Nurses” Awards. This year marks the eighth year of the Outstanding Nurses Awards, which honors nurses impacting their communities. Read more about her achievement here. 


Sue Slocum recognized as Top 30 Health Care Chief Investment Officers

Sue Slocum, chief investment officer at Children’s Minnesota, was selected at one of Trusted Insight’s Top 30 Health Care Chief Investment Officer. Read more about her achievement here!


188 Children’s Minnesota Top Doctors recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Congratulations to the 188 Children’s Minnesota physicians recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as 2019 Top Doctors. The 23rd edition of the list includes more than 819 doctors from across the Twin Cities in 45 specialties. The Top Doctors are all listed in the July issue of the magazine. Read more about our Top Doctors here!


11 Children’s Minnesota nurses honored as “Outstanding Nurses” finalists

Children’s Minnesota is proud to announce that 11 of our nurses have been named finalists in the 2019 Mpls.St.Paul Magazine “Outstanding Nurses” Awards. This year marks the eighth year of the Outstanding Nurses Awards, which honors nurses impacting their communities. You can learn more about our outstanding nurses here.


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 four key specialty areas in its 2019-2020 rankings released online Tuesday. Children’s Minnesota 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 the joint nephrology program with Masonic Children’s Hospital. Read more about the rankings here.


Dr. Sheldon Berkowitz honored with Trust Builder Award

Dr. Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, recently received the TrustHCS Trust Builder Award for his work with Children’s Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) program. The Trust Builder Awards highlight those who have succeeded in building trust among their health care peers. Congratulations to Dr. Berkowitz! Read more about the award.


64 Children’s Minnesota doctors recognized as “Rising Stars” in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Congratulations to the 64 Children’s Minnesota physicians recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as 2019 “Rising Stars.” The fifth edition of the Top Doctors Rising Stars list includes 406 doctors in 44 specialties, who were selected after a peer-nomination process.  See the full list of recognized physicians.


Samreen Vora, MD, recipient of the Emerging Leader award

Congratulations to Dr. Samreen Vora, medical director of the simulation center, for receiving the Emerging Leader award from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Emergency Medicine Section. Dr. Vora was recognized for her innovative approach to teaching and inter-professional education activities throughout the organization. Read more about Dr. Vora’s recognition.


Anna Youngerman honored as one of Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 2019 Women in Business

Anna Youngerman, Chief Value Officer for Children’s Minnesota and President of Children’s Health Network, was named an honoree of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 2019 Women in Business award. Anna is among 50 women recognized for their professional achievements and contributions to the Twin Cities community. Read more about Anna’s award.


Community Connect Receives Minnesota Department of Health Healthcare Innovation Award

Care teams at Children’s Minnesota’s Minneapolis and St. Paul general pediatrics clinics received an award for innovative work in connecting pediatric patients and their families to community resources that support health and well-being through the Community Connect program. Children’s Minnesota was one of two organizations honored by the Minnesota Department of Health’s Health Care Homes program at its annual conference. Read more about this honor.


Maria Christu recipient of Women’s Health Leadership TRUST award

Congratulations to Maria Christu, JD, chief legal officer and vice president of advocacy and health policy, for being selected as a recipient of the 2019 Women’s Health Leadership TRUST Collaboration and Partnerships award! This award “honors a woman who is building partnerships within an organization or forging collaborative external relationships that address a common goal where both parties benefit.” Read more about Maria’s recognition for her efforts around Children’s Healthcare Legal Partnership.


Children’s Minnesota earns distinction as Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center

Children’s Minnesota has been verified as a Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons. This is the highest level of distinction for health systems that perform complex surgical procedures in newborns, children and teens. Children’s Minnesota is the first and only hospital system in Minnesota and the thirteenth center in the nation to earn Level I verification. Read more about this distinction.


Children’s Minnesota nurses honored with DAISY Award for nursing excellence

Congratulations to four nurses who were honored with a DAISY Award on Jan. 15 for their above-and-beyond care at Children’s Minnesota. DAISY Award recipients personify Children’s Minnesota’s remarkable patient experiences and are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community. The January 2019 DAISY Award recipients include Melissa Elliot, BSN, RN; Bonnie Bice, RN, CCRN, RNC-LRN; Grace Watson, BSN, RN; and Nicole Woodsworth, MSN, RN, CPN. Read the full story here.


Children’s Minnesota Outstanding Nurses recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Children’s Minnesota nurses represented 11 of the Outstanding Nurses finalists and three individuals were awarded the honor by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. The award for Outstanding Nurse in a clinic setting went to Janyce Majkozak, Children’s Minnesota McNeely Diabetes Clinic. The award for Outstanding Nurse in Intensive Care went to Natalie Wilson, Children’s Minnesota St. Paul. The award for Outstanding Nurse in Women’s Health went to Bethany Beattie, United Hospital, the Mother Baby Center. Congratulations to all of the nurses recognized! View the full list of winners.


Children’s Minnesota Top Doctors recognized by Minnesota Monthly Magazine

Congratulations to the 158 physicians who were recognized as 2018 Top Doctors by Minnesota Monthly magazine. The annual list is determined by a survey of 10,000 licensed Minnesota doctors who were asked to name up to three doctors in a specialty category. View the full list of recognized physicians.


Dr. Kelly Han, first recipient of The Jon DeHaan Foundation Award for Innovation in Cardiology

Dr. Kelly Han, Director of Advanced Congenital Cardiac Imaging at the Minneapolis Heart Institute and Children’s Heart Clinic at Children’s Minnesota has been selected as the recipient of the first The Jon DeHaan Foundation Award for Innovation in Cardiology. According to the Jon DeHaan Foundation, Dr. Han “is being recognized by the Foundation for her outstanding contributions to improving both safety and quality of imaging Congenital Heart Disease in adults, children, and infants.” Congratulations Dr. Han! Read more about the award.


Children’s Minnesota Top Doctors recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Congratulations to the 197 Children’s Minnesota physicians recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as 2018 Top Doctors. The 22nd edition of the list includes more than 800 doctors in 45 specialties from across the Twin Cities. Physicians were asked to nominate one or more doctors (excluding themselves) whom they would choose if they or a loved one were seeking medical care. See the full list of recognized physicians.


Children’s Minnesota selected by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Children’s Hospital

Children’s Minnesota has once again been honored by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Children’s Hospital, with the pulmonology program ranking 33rd and the diabetes and endocrinology program ranking 42nd among the nation’s top 50 programs for 2018-2019. Additionally, in partnership with University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, Children’s Minnesota ranked 33rd in nephrology. The 12th annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings recognize the top 50 pediatric facilities across the U.S. in 10 pediatric specialties. Read more about our rankings.


Jennifer Olson featured on Minnesota Business’s The (Real) Power 50 list

Jennifer Olson, senior vice president system operations and chief strategy officer, was featured on Minnesota Business’s The (Real) Power 50 list. This list includes honorees that are “bettering the community, shaping the business world and making a difference.”  Congratulations to Jennifer Olson! Read more about the award.


Dr. Angela Goepferd selected as Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Business of Pride honoree

Dr. Angela Goepferd, director of medical education at Children’s Minnesota, was selected as a 2018 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Business of Pride honoree. The awards showcase “outstanding LGBTQ business leaders in the Twin Cities metro area who are making a difference in advancing equality in the business world and community, as well as demonstrating their own professional successes.” Congratulations to Dr. Goepferd! Read more about the award.


Jennifer Olson selected as Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Women in Business honoree

Jennifer Olson, senior vice president system operations and chief strategy officer at Children’s Minnesota, was selected as a 2018 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Women in Business honoree. This year’s awards recognize women for their professional achievements, leadership and contributions to the broader Twin Cities community. Congratulations to Jennifer Olson! Read more about the award.


Children’s Minnesota 2018 “Rising Stars” recognized by Mpls.St. Paul Magazine

Congratulations to the 65 Children’s Minnesota physicians recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as 2018 “Rising Stars.” This is the fourth 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. This year’s list includes 378 doctors in 40 specialties, who were selected after a peer-nomination process. See the full list of recognized physicians »


Children’s Minnesota receives Magnet® Recognition Program Designation

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to announce that it has received the prestigious Magnet® Recognition Program designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Considered the gold standard in nursing excellence, Magnet designation recognizes quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Children’s Minnesota is the only pediatric hospital in the state to earn this coveted honor. Read more about the designation.


Kelly Wolfe, director of public affairs and policy, chosen for the 2018 Presidential Leadership Scholars

Congratulations to Kelly Wolfe, director of public affairs and policy, who was selected as one of 59 scholars chosen for the 2018 Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) fourth annual class. PLS “serves as a catalyst for a diverse network of leaders brought together to collaborate and make a difference in the world.” Learn more about the honor here ».


Children’s Minnesota was awarded gold status on The Minnesota Department of Health

Children’s Minnesota was awarded gold status on The Minnesota Department of Health Antibiotic Honor Roll for practicing commitment, action and collaboration to antibiotic stewardship. Children’s Minnesota was one of 15 hospitals to receive the highest honor. Learn more about the list of facilities here » .


Children’s Minnesota Top Doctors recognized by Minnesota Monthly Magazine

Congratulations to the 155 physicians who were recognized as 2017 Top Doctors by Minnesota Monthly magazine. The annual list is determined by a survey of 10,000 licensed Minnesota doctors who were asked to name up to three doctors in a specialty category. See the full list of recognized physicians here ».


Children’s Minnesota selected as best hospital in Twin Cities Business Magazine’s Best of Business 2017

Nominated by readers and based on additional awards and honors given to each organization, the magazine published this annual list, showcasing the best companies in Minnesota. Learn more about Children’s Minnesota’s award.


Children’s Minnesota Top Doctors recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Congratulations to the 196 Children’s Minnesota physicians recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as 2017 Top Doctors. The 21st edition of the list includes more than 800 doctors from across the Twin Cities. Physicians were asked to nominate one or more doctors (excluding themselves) whom they would choose if they or a loved one were seeking medical care. See the full list of recognized physicians here ».


Children’s Minnesota ranked top pediatric hospital by U.S. News & World Report

Children’s Minnesota has once again been honored by U.S. News & World Report as Best Children’s Hospital, with the pulmonology program ranking 34th in the nation. Additionally, in partnership with the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, Children’s Minnesota was ranked 31st in nephrology in the nation for 2017-2018. Read more about the awards and rankings.


Minnesota Hospital Association gives Children’s Minnesota Patient Safety Improvement Award

Children’s Minnesota was given the Patient Safety Improvement Award by the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) for the Comfort Promise campaign. Learn more about the award.


Children’s Minnesota recognized by Solutions for Patient Safety

Children’s Minnesota was selected as the April Solutions for Patient Safety Hospital of the Month due to achieving 100% outcome data submission since 2014 and greater than 90% bundle process reliability on several hospital-acquired conditions (HACs).


Children’s Minnesota “Rising Stars” recognized by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine

Congratulations to the 79 Children’s Minnesota physicians recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as 2017 “Rising Stars.” This is the third 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. This year’s list includes 383 doctors in 43 specialties, who were selected after a peer-nomination process. Candidates were evaluated on myriad factors, including (but not limited to) professional achievement, review by an expert physician panel, extensive research and disciplinary history. Only doctors who received the highest total points from the surveys, research and blue-ribbon panel were selected to this list. See the full list of recognized physicians here ».


Children’s Minnesota Best Doctors recognized by Minnesota Monthly Magazine

Children’s Minnesota is proud to congratulate the 99 physicians who were recognized as 2016 Best Doctors by Minnesota Monthly magazine. The annual list is determined by a survey of 10,000 licensed Minnesota doctors who were asked, “If you or a loved one needed medical care, which doctor would you recommend?” See the full list of recognized physicians here ».


Children’s Minnesota Top Doctors recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Congratulations to the 205 Children’s Minnesota physicians recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as 2016 Top Doctors. The 20th edition of the list includes nearly 864 doctors from across the Twin Cities. More than 5,000 licensed metro-area physicians and registered nurses were asked to nominate one or more doctors (excluding themselves) whom they would choose if they or a loved one were seeking medical care. From there, candidates were grouped into 45 specialties and evaluated by a blue-ribbon panel for their peer recognition, professional achievement and disciplinary history. See the full list of recognized physicians here ».


Children’s Minnesota ranked top pediatric hospital by U.S. News & World Report

Children’s Minnesota has once again been honored by U.S. News & World Report as Best Children’s Hospital, with the pulmonology program ranking 33rd and the diabetes and endocrinology program ranking 49th among the nation’s top 50 programs for 2016-2017. This is the tenth consecutive year that Children’s Minnesota has been named in the rankings, which list the 50 best-performing hospitals and in 10 pediatric specialties. Read more »


Children’s Minnesota “Rising Stars” recognized by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine

Congratulations to the 61 Children’s Minnesota physicians recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as 2016 “Rising Stars”. This is the second 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. This year’s list includes 318 doctors in 44 specialties, who were selected after a peer-nomination process. Candidates were evaluated on myriad factors, including (but not limited to) professional achievement, review by an expert panel, extensive research and disciplinary history. Only doctors who received the highest total points from the surveys, research and blue-ribbon panel were selected to this list. See the full list of recognized physicians here ».


Bobbie Carroll named one of the Most Powerful Women in Health Care IT by Health Data Management

Bobbie Carroll, senior director of patient safety and clinical informatics at Children’s Minnesota, was recognized as one of the Most Powerful Women in Health Care IT by Health Data Management. Carroll has 22 years of experience working in health care and helped Children’s Minnesota become the first pediatric hospital in the nation to have a truly full-loop bar code medication administration system. She talks about the importance of trust and respect among professionals in a health care setting to ensure the kids always come first. Read the full story via Health Data Management: Spotlight: Children’s Hospitals and Clinics’ Bobbie Carroll ».


Dr. Laura Gandrud receives the 2016 “Consumer/Patient Experience Award” from Women’s Health Leadership TRUST

Join Children’s Minnesota in congratulating Dr. Laura Gandrud, pediatric endocrinologist at Children’s McNeely Pediatric Diabetes Center for receiving the 2016 “Consumer/Patient Experience Award” from Women’s Health Leadership TRUST for her work in finding better ways to treat and care for pediatric type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients. Her most notable research aims to channel her young patients’ passion for smart phones and technology into new approaches for managing diabetes.


Donna Eull named finalist for “Health and Wellness Innovation”

Congratulations to Donna Eull, Children’s Minnesota clinical practice specialist for pain, palliative and integrative medicine who was a finalist for the Women’s Health Leadership TRUST “Health & Wellness Innovation” award. Donna helps lead Children’s Comfort Promise », a campaign to prevent and treat acute and procedural pain in babies, children and adolescents.


Recognize an extraordinary nurse

The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates the compassionate care and extraordinary clinical skill given by nurses.