The American Health Council elects Jeanne Mrozek, MD as “Best in Medicine” for her efforts to improve children’s lives. As the neonatal intensive care unit medical director at both Maple Grove and North Memorial Health hospitals, Dr. Mrozek provides years of extensive expertise in neonatology, communications, and building family report. 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 her 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 served as the medical director at Children’s Minnesota neonatal intensive care unit through 2018.
As an experienced physician with Minnesota Neonatal Physicians (www.mnneo.org), 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 aims to provide 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, Minneapolis St. Paul’s Magazine’s Top Doctor of Neonatology 2017, 2018, 2019 (insert link) and she was an Ellis Island Award winner in 2018 (http://eihonors.org/medal-of-honor/medalists-database?ltr=M). To continue to seek and provide education, she is a member of a number of associations including the American Academy of Pediatrics and Minnesota Perinatal Organization, where she served as president from 2016-20187.
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.
NICU Medical Director at Maple Grove Hospital & North Memorial Health Hospital
- Maple Grove Hospital combines a quiet, healing environment with modern technology, customer-driven care and top physician expertise.
- North Memorial Health started as a single hospital in 1954 by a doctor that wanted to do things differently—do things better.
- Today, that inventive spirit continues throughout our network of 26 specialty and primary care clinics, urgent and emergency care offerings, medical transportation services and two hospitals—North Memorial Health Hospital and Maple Grove Hospital
- 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 Minnesota’s St. Paul’s Magazine, 2017
- Ellis Island Award Winner, 2018