For Medical Professionals
We strive to be your partner in caring for your patients and supporting your practice. We value our relationship with you, your patients, and your office staff.
In this section of the site, you will find information about referrals and our specialists. This online resource connects you with our latest clinical trials and specialty-specific updates. Discover continuing education opportunities and the many ways we are available to you.
We work hard to keep you informed of your patients’ care by providing detailed reports, from diagnosis to treatment and follow-up. Our goal is to provide you with prompt service and communication for the patients that you refer to us. When you work with M Health Fairview physicians, you can expect:
- Access to our expertise – We are available to consult about your patients, with or without a referral.
- Appointment access – Our goal, whenever possible, is to see your patient within 7 days if requested.
- Follow-up communication – You will hear from us within a week after your patient is seen.
- 24/7 referrals – Through our Physician Referral Service, you can make a referral, request a consult or admit a patient.
Referral Contacts and Resources
M Health Fairview clinicians provide state of-the-art care to adult and pediatric patients. The collaboration among the University of Minnesota, M Physicians, and Fairview Health Services combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.
Research & Clinical Trials
At M Health Fairview, we're on a journey to transform healthcare - and we're looking for fellow visionaries to join us.
Lillehei Lecture Series:
Description: You'll gain insight from the finest cardiologists in the nation when you participate in our weekly Lillehei Lecture Series. Cardiologists, primary care physicians and other health professionals are welcome to attend and learn about the latest information in treating heart disease.
Details: For more information, visit the Lillehei Lecture Series page.
Cardiovascular Grand Rounds:
Description: Physicians and other medical professionals can stay up-to-date on the latest developments in cardiology at weekly meetings of the Cardiovascular Grand Rounds. Grand Rounds present evolving diagnosis and treatment in heart care and provide a relevant, in-depth review of important cardiovascular topics. These meeting are held at the University of Minnesota and are part of the Academic Cardiology Lecture Series.
Details: For more information, visit the Cardiovascular Grand Rounds Calendar
2021 Matters of the Heart Conference
Description: On Friday, April 23, 2021, join us for insight and innovations in caring for those who are at risk for or living with heart disease. The Matters of the Heart Conference will feature experts in heart care and education on the current trends facing the industry today. Our Matters of the Heart Conference is ideal for physicians, cardiologists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, advanced practice providers, physician assistants and registered nurses.
Details: For more information, visit the 2021 Matters of the Heart Conference page.
Keeping you up to date on the latest techniques and news in sports medicine and orthopedic care is important to us. For more information, visit the M Health Fairview Sports Medicine Grand Rounds page.
Current Concepts in Sports Medicine 2021 Conference
The M Health Fairview Current Concepts in Sports Medicine annual conference on Friday, May 7, 2021, will feature national, regional, and local leaders in Sports Medicine and Orthopedics who will share the latest in research and treatment through expert lectures with questions-and-answers panel discussions on clinically important topics.
For more information, visit the Current Concepts in Sports Medicine 2021 Conference page.
The Child Family Life department at M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital currently offers internship and practicum opportunities for both fall and spring semesters (We currently do not offer summer internship or practicum experiences). Our program abides by the Association of Child Life Professional’s (ACLP’s) standards for internship application deadlines. See below for specific practicum information.
The Student Program Coordinator for Internship and Practicum is Kristen Weston, CCLS (Kristen.Weston@fairview.org).
The following minimum entrance requirements are consistent with national standards endorsed by the Association of Child Life Professionals.
- Bachelor’s Degree or last semester senior; we do accept unaffiliated students
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Verifiable Supervised Clinical Experience
- At least 100 hours of well child experience
- At least 100 hours of experience with hospitalized children
- Have had experience with all age groups of children; infant/toddler, school-aged, and adolescent. Experience with a variety of developmental levels & cultures is beneficial.
- Ability to commit to child life internship. M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital offers a 16-week, 640-hour full time internship. Work hours vary depending upon the needs of the patients on each unit.
- Ability to participate in a two part interview process
- Ability to pass a mandatory health screening
The Application Process
Individuals meeting the minimum entrance requirements may apply to the following address:
M Health Fairview Masonic Children's Hospital
Child Family Life Department, Student Program Coordinator
2450 Riverside Ave, MB #210 East Building
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Applications not containing all the following components will be considered incomplete. A complete application must include the following:
- A fully completed “Common Child Life Internship Application” as produced by the Association of Child Life Professionals.
- Cover letter and professional resume outlining academic and clinical experiences, as well as other qualifications
- College transcripts (unofficial transcripts are accepted) along with an official eligibility assessment report
- Two letters of recommendation from faculty, supervisors, employers, or advisors who have directly observed and can assess your work with children, parents, and professionals. Recommendations must address specific knowledge and skills relevant to your work. Please include the Common Recommendation Form with each recommendation letter.
Child Family Life Practicum
This practicum is intended to provide an observational opportunity to individuals interested in the child life profession. The participant will have opportunities to observe child life interactions through a minimum of 120 hours of supervision. We hope to enhance the understanding of child development and effects the hospital experience can have on children as well as the value of preparation and play.
We offer practicums at both M Health Fairview Masonic Children's Hospital and M Health Fairview Ridges Hospital.
Fall applications are due the First Friday in May.
Winter/Spring applications are due the first Friday in October.
M Health Fairview Masonic Children's Hospital – MCH Practicum Application
To learn more about Child Family Life Services, visit our page.
The Application Process
Complete the application for the site to which you are applying and include the following:
- Professional resume outlining academic and clinical experiences, as well as other qualifications
- Completed essay questions
- Unofficial school transcript of child life course
- Two letters of reference from non-relatives
For information on becoming a certified Child Life Specialist, please visit the Association of Child Life Professional’s website.
Description: Organ transplantation remains a dynamic field of continued interest and excitement. The 2021 Cutting Edge in Transplantation Conference, taking place on Tuesday, May 11, will focus on historical perspectives and new insights gained through technological advances, research, and novel interventions in organ transplant, as well as challenges and barriers related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Details: For more information, visit the Cutting Edge in Transplant Conference page.
Provider Ten Step Education:
A limited number of seats are available at an institutional rate for M Health Fairview physicians, nurse practitioners nurse midwives, and others in a 3-4 hour online program specifically designed for all maternal-infant healthcare providers who work with expectant and new families and their babies. This course focuses on the healthcare provider's role in caring for pregnant and new families and is designed to help hospitals and communities provide the basics of early breastfeeding care and management of breastfeeding challenges, with a focus on implementing the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. For information about enrolling, contact the continuing education administrator for your department.
Excellence In Care With The Ten Steps:
This 15-hour online program advances evidence-based infant feeding policies and practices in the hospital or clinic. It also provides the education cornerstone for hospitals who wish to pursue the designation of "Baby-Friendly"- and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to anyone who meets the system requirements. This workshop explores the rapidly changing role of all healthcare professionals in caring for pregnant and new families and is designed to help hospitals and communities provide the basics of early breastfeeding care, with a focus on implementing The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.
Students will have two months (60 days) to complete the course.
Presented online by Molly Pessl, RN, BSN, IBCLC, FILCA, an internationally recognized expert in maternity and pediatric care and lactation. Molly is the owner and director of Evergreen Perinatal Education.
Registration: Fairview and UMPhysicians employees should contact their leader to ask about being enrolled at an institutional rate. All others may register directly at evergreenperinataleducation.com.
Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care: [COURSE CANCELLED}
A complete core program to begin practice in evidence-based breastfeeding and lactation care. This course (moved online in 2020 and 2021) is essential education for any healthcare professional or person who works with new parents and their newborns, or as the beginning process for becoming a lactation consultant (IBCLC). This in-depth, in-person course enables participants to provide accurate, current, and consistent information about breastfeeding and lactation, and to support new families in feeding their babies from birth through the process of weaning.
For more information, visit the Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care page.
Cardiology Patient Admissions and Transfers
M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center: 612-672-7575
M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital: 952-924-8000
M Health Fairview Ridges Hospital: 952-892-2067
Coronary Emergency - STEMI Transfers
To arrange an emergent transfer for STEMI (ST elevated myocardial infarction) or acute coronary syndrome:
M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center, East Bank: 612-672-7575
M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital: 952-924-8000
M Health Fairview Ridges Hospital: 952-892-2064
(M-F, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Pediatric Interhospital Critical Care Transport
Ask to be connected with a bedside pediatric intensivist physician about hospital transport. Teams are dispatched within 30 minutes of alert, 24/7.