Minnesota Gophers Visit University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital
We’re live with Amy Klobuchar, who is touring our Clinics and Surgery Center today with Neurologist David Walk, MD, and other experts to highlight the Steve Gleason Act. The legislation supports people with #ALS, cerebral palsy and other conditions by protecting their access to communication devices.
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Carolyn Bernhardt
· March 14, 2018
I walked in to Smiley's Family Medicine Clinic yesterday needing care that day and the team worked hard to fit me in 15 minutes after I arrived. Everyone -- the front-desk administrators, nurses, doct...or, and pharmacists -- treated me with respect, patience, and helpfulness. They did not rush me along. They took the time to listen to every question or worry I had. My doctor even called me later with more treatment ideas that popped into her head after I had left. Their pre-appointment paperwork even went above and beyond -- it did not just my name, but what I liked to be called. I have never had such an efficient and positive experience in any other medical office. I use the U of M for all medical care, including vet care for my cat, and it is usually pretty dang good, but this was great. See More
Patricia Linderholm
· January 6, 2018
The group of U staff that I was blessed by were wonderul caring people and I actually enjoyed my time in intensive care if there is such a thing. They are very caring, loving, concerned individuals should all at least get a raise for their ability to handle various circumstances and still keep a smile on their face. I want them to know how exceptional their care was and that they were very much appreciated. See More
Amber Konakowitz
· August 22, 2017
I have had wonderful experiences with the university of Minnesota at the clinics and surgery center and at the outpatient surgery on the West Bank campus, but my three day stay at the Fairview campus deserves negative 10 stars. I am a nurse and I know the care a patient needs and these nurses could not do the bare minimum. My pain was never assessed and when I was given pain medication, they never followed up on my pain. None of them did assessments either. The charge nurse tried forcing me to take more pain medication than I was comfortable with because I was extremely nauseas and she legitimately forced me to take it while making rude remarks. My o2 levels would drop a little at night when I slept because of the meds from shoulder surgery and one nurse told me she would just mute the sound so the alarm wouldn't bother me. "I said no you are putting oxygen on me". I feel like a sentinel event will happen here. See More
Mandy O'Donnell
· August 22, 2017
My dad is in the ICU and has had 4 surgeries in less than a month. He was flown here on August 1st after complications at Bemidji hospital. The entire staff on the ICU floor has been absolutely amazin...g. The SICU team have been working so hard and so closely on my dad to get him better. There have been many complications but they keep on moving him baby steps into the right direction. The nursing staff has been amazing treating my dad and working hard to help him heal as well. Their bedside manner is unbelievable. I have never dealt with a kinder, harder working, caring set of people in a hospital in my entire life. I am very glad that my dad is in this hospital rather than anywhere else getting the treatment he needs. These people deserve even more than five stars. See More
Dana Bell
· August 30, 2017
Dr. Sembrano in the department of orthopedic surgery is AWESOME! Wonderful bedside manner, very knowledgeable and also down to earth. Fixed exactly what he told me he could fix........ Feels great to ...have that pain gone for almost 2 years now! Have recommended him to multiple people and will recommend him to more! Also a great staff and a wonderful new, high tech clinic location! All around great experience! See More
Sean Swanson
· July 22, 2017
After 2 weeks on the Neurology unit I can say without a doubt this hospital and its staff are truly amazing! I don't think I would've come through all the pain and all the weakness and fatigue without... the nurses and the Lord.

I have been truly humbled and changed by this experience and I officially see every staff member in the unit as a friend. I'm so glad Christ gave me this hard experience so I could get the chance to meet everyone I met and get the chance to change some lives!

These nurses have inspired me to go for my RN so I can work side by side with the people who brought so much joy to my life in my darkest hours. You all truly changed my life in unit 6A.
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Selke Cathie Maggie-Brewer
· September 6, 2017
I accompanied a friend who was sent to the ER directly from a physical therapy appointment. It was over 4 hours before we were even checked in, and a full 8 hours before we were finally done (my frie...nd saw a neurologist and had an MRI). There's no excuse for this kind of delay, particularly in light of the referral, which was so urgent that they didn't allow my friend to walk, and wanted to send her by ambulance.
As we were in the waiting room, a young man injured in a bicycle accident with facial abrasions and an obvious concussion waited even longer than we did.
Major fail, UMMC. HUGE HUGE fail. I will be sure to recommend that people go elsewhere.
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Nancy Kleve
· July 1, 2016
I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the U of M Medical system. We are so fortunate to have these talented and caring professionals in the Twin Cities! My Dad was referred to the U when they found a pressing against his brain. As a team they explored surgery various options before coming up with a brilliant plan (abbreviated version-remove mass through his nose and fill void with dissolving cellular foam). Now 6 weeks after his surgery, his vision is improving and he is back working out 3 times a week! Dad describes this experience and results as "outstanding". A special thank you to Dr Holly Boyer and Dr Haines, who considered my Dad's age but did not let it prevent them from giving him the best possible care (91 this month!)
Nowadays when people are quick to point out what is wrong, we must say there are many, many good things happening at the U of M Medical. Our family feels truly blessed.
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Erica Christine Larson Seterstrom
· July 2, 2016
I know these are all based on opinion, but I can't say enough about the positive experience we had at the new clinic in Fulton. We loved the new facilities and absolutely eveyone from the concierges the physicians were fabulous. In 2003 we had a terrible experience at the U. I opted to have my transplant at another hospital. Once I found out the U's post-transplant medication suggestions, I immediately switched. Fearing another awful experience, I was reluctant. Things could not have gone better. I feel like my second lease in life will be coming soon. See More
Connie Nichols Westerberg
· May 8, 2017
So glad I chose to have my cancer treatment and surgery at the University of Mn....everyone treated me so good....entire staff!! They are a bunch of caring hard working people. Thanks to my Cancer tea...m and especially Dr. Melissa Geller....I am cancer free today. Can't say enough good about this place See More
Julia Daily
· June 8, 2017
So far, my niece has not received pain medication after surgery three out of six nights. No real explanation except "forgot" or something lame like that. Where is the pain medication going? Is the nursing staff that inept? This is terribly upsetting. Tonight is night 7. See More
Alton Adams
· December 8, 2017
There was Native American Military Veterans having to sleep on the floor, I know, I was one of them, my little sister was the other Veteran
Katie Jensen
· August 23, 2017
The facility itself is great and everyone was nice and helpful but the parking ramp is confusing and not very user friendly.
Mark Burrington
· June 6, 2016
By far my worst experience ever at hospital, doctors listen as well as your average two yr old, definatly research your options before going here, the ipads do not replace good old conversation , and ...i dont believe they look at the info anyway. And dont expect any info to be past along as you get shuffled around from specialist to specialist, Dr Patterson was good , but never heard anything back about the tonsilitis, the Vets at U of M are amazing, wish i was my cat See More
John Peterson
· August 28, 2017
The Nurses and Doctors were very friendly and kind to your every needs. They answered my questions with a Smile and Knowledge that made you very comfortable in their answers.
Kim Thoeny
· August 7, 2017
Dad passed away friday. They never contacted the funeral home over the weekend. They said they were wtg on organ donation. We never gave our permission for this. I am very �!!
Marisa Ann Bella
· April 23, 2015
Staff at center for human sexuality are insensitive to victims of sexual abuse or rape or sexual assaults, they give sex offenders more priorities and rights than victims and they say offenders are important I have asked to discuss this with Eli Coleman but yet he is far to busy to talk. I am outraged that sex offenders take a higher priority at a state university than victims of sexual violence. In fact I was told by a counsellor that the center does not provide counseling for sex abuse even though it is on their web site. Please contact your legislatures to demand that sex offender treatments be banned at the university and that state money is not used for treating these parasites on society. See More
Jennifer Jo Atilano
· November 18, 2017
Great employees (909 fulton St SE) especially the valet workers � very cute *wink wink*
Faith Ann Tice
· April 11, 2016
I was SO excited to visit my Dr. for the first time, today, in his new offices at the 909 Fulton St SE, Mpls address. While the building was neat, clean and spacious ... the stark, 1970's style, modu...lar furniture was cold and uninviting. I guess I could live with that, but imagine my surprise when I discovered that the service matched the furniture! I will say that there seemed to be plenty of people in uniform at the entrance to help direct patients to where they needed to go. Once on the correct floor, another clerk in uniform was standing in the waiting area with an iPad and checked me in, exactly 15 minutes prior to my scheduled appointment time. The waiting area was crowded with people who had been waiting a long time. An HOUR and TWENTY MINUTES later, a nurse retrieved me for the 20 minute meeting with my doctor. If the wait wasn't disappointing enough, I had to move to another floor and another waiting room to again "wait" for a blood draw and port flush. This was always done in the same room, previously. This is a doctor that I have been seeing for almost 4 years ... and I've never waited over 10 minutes in his waiting room! Thank goodness I know that this man is capable of maintaining a clinic that actually thinks of the comfort, convenience and emotional health of his patients. The new clinic seems to have lost it's soul ... and the personal service, caring and comfort that it used to offer are missing without leave. I know this facility has only been open for a couple of months. I sincerely hope that those making decisions about customer service and care in this clinic will come to their senses ... and that the new clinic will show epic improvements in the months to come. I look forward to coming back here to delete this review and replace it with one that fits my high expectations for this eagerly anticipated facility. See More
Jeff Danger
· January 20, 2017
The staff here has been really wonderful. I'm gonna be on an oral meds for the pneumonia that I came in for and meds for my HIV/AIDS. The food is off the hook. Last nite was the exception. Fries were... barely cooked and pizza was cooked on the outside but doughy in the middle. Really like the roast beef that's the bomb. Thank you to all the staff. I know when I leave that I will be better. Until I see the bill then I will probably have a heart attack. Lol See More

There's no shortage of superheroes at our hospitals! Yesterday, the patients, family members, doctors and staff at University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital recognized the superheroes among us during #SuperheroDay2018. Check out the photos from the event: ❤️❤️

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Our comprehensive, compassionate and innovative care received national recognition this year from Women's Choice Award. Read more:

University of Minnesota Medical Center is one of several Twin Cities hospitals honored in 2018 by the national award program, which recognizes the country’s best health care organizations based on patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and women’s highest preferences when it comes to treatmen...

Have you heard of a water exchange colonoscopy? Our expert, Piet de Groen, MD, shares a few facts. Read more:

Colonoscopies are life-saving way to detect and treat colon or rectal cancer, but they can also be unpleasant or anxiety-inducing for many.

Are your nurses certified? In honor of Certified Nurses Day on March 19, we asked two University of Minnesota Health nurses to explain what it means to be a board-certified nurse. Read more:

Simply put, certified nurses have received an advanced board certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in one of many medical specialties. This could include pain management, oncology, critical care, hospice care, or numerous other specialty areas.

Forty years ago, Jason Kahle received a life-saving bone marrow transplant. Since then, he’s spent his time and energy making life better for others.

This year, we’re honoring the 50th anniversary of our first bone marrow transplant by sharing stories from our survivors. Read Jason’s story.

Forty years ago, Jason Kahle’s future looked bleak. He had been diagnosed with aplastic anemia. An Ohio physician told Kahle and his family that he had six months to live. He was 7 years old at the time.

One surgeon's suspicions, a care team's decisive action, and a new drug therapy have forever improved the course of this toddler's life. Read Jane's spinal muscular atrophy story:

With all the right tools, a multidisciplinary team at U of M Masonic Children’s Hospital changes the course of little Jane’s life.

We’re honored to announce that nearly 70 of our physicians have been recognized as “Top Doctors: Rising Stars” in 2018 by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. Find out which of our docs made the list:

Nearly 70 University of Minnesota Health physicians have been honored as “Rising Stars” this year by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.

Family genetics can elevate your risk for some medical conditions, including colon cancer. How can you identify and manage your cancer risk? Learn more:

Family genetics can determine hair color, whether a person has dimples and many other personal characteristics—including an individual’s risk for certain types of cancer.

Visiting University of Minnesota Medical Center on Tuesday, March 13? Please note: Due to construction a portion of Harvard Street between the entrance of our East Bank hospital and East River Road will be closed from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To access the medical center entrance, we ask that visitors use Oak Street SE. and Delaware St. SE. Detour signs and traffic flow personnel will be on-site to help you navigate to your destination. The hospital’s main entrance will remain open, and there will be no change to valet or shuttle services.

For our detour routes, please refer to the map below.

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“The future of our center is strong. We have a fantastic team, and that contributes to our approach and our outcomes. Our people are smart, passionate, and care deeply about their patients.”

Meet Nurse Practitioner Carlye Tomczyk, APRN, CNP, who is the new associate director of clinical care for the Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital:

On Feb. 1, 2018, Tomcyzk was appointed the new associate director of clinical care for the Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. Tomczyk completed both her undergraduate and graduate nursing here at the University of Minnesota, and was drawn to th...

Want to recognize your nurse for his or her commitment, expertise or exceptional care? Take a moment to nominate that person for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine's 2018 Outstanding Nurses Awards. Get the details here:

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KS95 Morning Show co-host Crisco made a special, in-person delivery at our hospital today! Inspired by a kidney transplant donor who called into the show, the KS95 - St. Paul / Minneapolis team brought 100 roses to our care providers and patients. Thanks for helping us celebrate World Kidney Day! 🌹

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Is a colonoscopy painful? How often should you have one? How do you prepare for the exam? We asked two of our experts to share helpful information:

You shouldn’t, according to University of Minnesota Health Gastroenterologists Stuart Amateau, MD, PhD, and Byron Vaughn, MD.

Amazing! Our very own Chris Weight, MD, led a group of Apple Valley students up Mexico's tallest mountain, Pico de Orizaba, to raise awareness and funding for kidney cancer research.

Check out this KARE 11 story or head to Climb 4 Kidney Cancer to learn more about their adventure:

Dr. Christopher Weight led a group of up Mexico's tallest mountain, Pico de Orizaba, in an effort to raise funds for cancer awareness and research.

Last Sunday, Amy Klobuchar visited our Clinics and Surgery Center to advocate for people affected by #ALS, cerebral palsy, Rett syndrome, and other diseases that affect a person’s ability to communicate.

“Speech generating devices aren’t a luxury for people affected with diseases like ALS or Parkinson’s, they are a lifeline,” Klobuchar said. Read more about her visit:

Pete Klinkhammer was a social worker for more than two decades before he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis—also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.