The American Health Council elects Jeanne Mrozek, MD to its Board of Physicians for her efforts to improve children’s lives. As the neonatal intensive care unit medical director at Children’s Minnesota in Burnsville, Minn., Dr. Mrozek provides years of extensive expertise in neonatology, communications, and building family report. Since she acquired the role four years ago, she has administered care to hundreds of patients, and has shared her education with countless families to ensure that patients receive the care they need.
After earning her medical degree from the University of Minnesota in 1991, Dr. Mrozek enrolled at the University of Minnesota Medical Center’s pediatrics residency program in Minneapolis. As she gained extensive experience in the medical field during a rigorous program, she experienced a career and life-changing medical emergency during the second year of her residency when she resuscitated an ill baby. Once a senior colleague witnessed her reaction to the situation, the colleague suggested Dr. Mrozek pursue a career in the neonatal specialty. After she completed the residency in 1994, she was offered a fellowship in neonatology at the same medical center, which she completed in 1997. Her colleague’s advice planted a seed in her head after her residency program, and later reached fruition when she accepted the medical director position at Children’s Minnesota neonatal intensive care unit.
As an experienced physician, Dr. Mrozek delivers medical care and completes administrative duties within the neonatal intensive care unit. She oversees a group of physicians and interacts with patients daily while leading her department. Her dedication and passion for her career led her to establish the Minnesota Neonatal Foundation in 2016, an organization in which she serves as president. The non-profit organization aims to help families by improving the neonatal intensive care unit environment through community support. The organization provides an array of services, including increased promotion of parenting skills, increased staff emotional support, improved nutritional choices, integrated faith and cultural healing practices and integrated wellness practices.
Throughout her successful career, Dr. Mrozek has garnered several accolades and honors, including the Mead Johnson Nutritional Travel Award in 1996 and she was named St. Paul’s Magazine’s Top Doctor of Neonatology in 2017. To continue to seek and provide education, she is a member of a number of associations including the Society for Pediatric Research, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Minnesota Perinatal Organization, in which she served as president-elect and president in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
Although she maintains an active career, Dr. Mrozek enjoys making time for several hobbies like golfing, skiing, hiking and practicing yoga. She plans to continue to excel in her role as medical director and working to prepare people in her group to acquire skills and leadership. She would also like to continue to expand and evolve the Minnesota Neonatal Foundation by increasing visibility and expanding their mission.
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NICU Medical Director at Children’s Minnesota
- Children’s Minnesota is comprised of two hospitals, 12 primary care clinics, six rehabilitation centers and nine specialty care sites.
- The center contains the only health system and Level I Trauma Center in the state of Minnesota that provides care to children from the womb to adulthood.
- The health system is frequently praised as a top children’s hospital by the U.S. News & World Report.
- President and founder of the Minnesota Neonatal Foundation, an organization in which she serves as president. The non-profit organization aims to help families by improving the neonatal intensive care unit environment through community support.
- Mead Johnson Nutritional Travel Award, 1996-97
- Named Top Doctor of Neonatology in St. Paul’s Magazine, 2017