Kenya’s Caroline Ndung’u Njau Lands Nursing Role at Top US Hospital


Caroline Ndung’u Njau has joined the long list of Kenyan women making waves in the international space after she was named senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Children’s Minnesota.

In a statement issued following her appointment, Njau expressed her joy asserting that she was looking forward to joining the Children’s Minnesota team and help in achieving of the facility’s objectives.

“I am deeply humbled and full of joy, gratitude, and excitement as I join Children’s Minnesota. Health care has been rapidly evolving over the last few years, and we have experienced growth and change in so many ways.

” As we pave forward our path and design the next generation of pediatric care, we will continue to ground ourselves in our shared values, mission, and vision that makes Children’s Minnesota such a treasured part of the community,” said Njau.

With this role, she becomes the first person of color to occupy the chief nursing officer position at the hospital.

Njau will be in charge of patient care operations at the two hospital campuses and will also be tasked with leadership and managerial roles.

President and CEO of Children’s Minnesota Dr. Marc Gorelick welcomed her to the team saying that they are thrilled to have her on board.

“We’re thrilled to have Caroline join the Children’s Minnesota family and bring her wealth of expertise to our patients and families,” he stated

‘Before landing this role, Njau worked at the director of hospital and nursing operations at St. Louis Park.

Other than this recent achievement, the Kennesaw State University alumnus has over 15 years of experience in the industry and has since held top leadership positions.

This new appointment marks a major milestone in her career considering that Children’s Minnesota is the seventh-largest pediatric health system in the United States.