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Kunsche Award

MPO's Kunsche Award is given annually to a member of the perinatal healthcare community for their outstanding work and dedication to advancing the field and furthering our mission. 

Congratulations to our 2018 Kunsche Award Winner: Jeanne Mrozek, MD

Dr. Mrozek attended medical school at the University of Minnesota, where she also completed her pediatric residency and neonatology fellowship training. She was initially employed in Kansas City prior to returning to the Twin Cities in 2000.

Dr. Mrozek is a partner in MN Neonatal Physicians.  Presently she is the medical director of the NICUs at the Maple Grove and North Memorial Hospitals. She previously served as the medical director of Minnesota Children's NICU-Minneapolis, and the Level II Nurseries at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids and Unity Hospital in Fridley.

She is married and has three children.

Thank you for your hard work and dedication!

Past Kunsche Award Winners

2017: Cecilia Wachdorf, CNM, ARNP, PhD

2016: Cindy Koslowski, CFNP, MSN, MBA, RN; MHealth

2015: Sandy Hoffman, MS, RNC-EFM; Mother Baby Center of Abbott Northwestern and Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

2014: Deb Peters, NNP; Essentia Health - Duluth

2013: Jill Bauer, MA, RN; Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

2012: Lynn Carpentier; Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

2011: Heather Swanson, MD; CentraCare Health - Paynesville

2010: Tina Kippes, RNC, CLC; Mayo Clinic Health System - Menomonie

2009: Marianne Keuhn, BSW

2008: Kirk Ramin, MD; University of Minnesota - Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health

2007: Denise Palmer, RN; University of Minnesota Health

2006: Linda Christinsen-Rengel, NP-WH; Regions Hospital - The Breast Health Center

2005: Susan Boehm, RN, BSN, MS; Alere Health

2004: Jo Crosby, RNC, MS, NNP; Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

**We'd love to acknowledge more of our Kunsche Award winners; please contact us if you have information prior to 2004.

2016 Minnesota Perinatal Organization

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