Rhonda Cady, a nursing research specialist/clinical scientist at Gillette Children’s, was named a Betty Hubbard Maternal and Child Health Leadership Award honoree for 2022 by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The award recognizes people or organizations in Minnesota who make significant contributions to maternal and child health.
Members serving on the Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force recognized Cady for promoting good health for mothers and children.
“This year’s award recipients have made exceptional contributions to the health and well-being of mothers, children and families in Minnesota,” said Assistant Commissioner of Health Mary Manning. “Their dedication has helped to transform and advance health care in Minnesota and improve the lives of families across the state.”
Each year, a Betty Hubbard award is given statewide and for community achievement. Cady was selected for the statewide honor.
She received the statewide award for her leadership and influence transforming the care of Minnesota children living with complex medical needs. For the past 15 years, she has been a strong collaborator and advocate for parent and family engagement in health care with a focus on improving care for children and youth with complex medical needs, according to MDH.
They stated: “Cady changed how providers work with patients and families. She improved research and put family needs at the center of care. She made connections enabling internal medicine and pediatric departments at Gillette to build collaborative teams and parent advocacy groups. Here efforts helped youths transition to adult care. Cady’s work and expertise related to parent and family engagement and care transitions contributed to improved care and order sets at Gillette that will benefit children and families for years to come.”
More information about the award winners can be found on the MDH website: Betty Hubbard Award.
About Gillette Children’s
Gillette Children's specializes in treating complex brain, bone and movement conditions that begin in childhood. We provide comprehensive services, highly trained specialists, an integrated team approach, family-centered care and a lifetime of services.