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What’s new at Children’s? TEEN LOUNGE opens in Minneapolis!

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Thanks to the partnership with Magnolia and Best Buy, Children’s– Minneapolis cut the red ribbon, opening up their new Teen Lounge earlier this afternoon!
We had a blast attending the opening celebration: listening to COO of Children’s Dave Overman speak, along with the CEO of Best Buy.

The most important input though, came from Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota’s own Youth Advisory Council; comprised of teens who are repeat
visitors of Children’s. Through their vision of the most spectacular ‘basement hangout,’ and tips from the lounge inside the St. Paul campus, Children’s, Best Buy and Magnolia were able to put together quite a masterpiece.

The Teen Lounge serves as a place inside the hospital where teens can escape, hang with their peers, and feel like they are at home or
at a friend’s house just… hangin’ out!

Welcome Fall Volunteers!

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Our newest 'orienteers' from our 8/15 Orientation!

As the seasons change, so do our volunteers! We are in the process of onboarding a new volunteer crew for Fall!
We would like to take this opporunity to WELCOME you to the Children’s Volunteer Team!

It is very exciting to add new faces to the roster, we look forward to the talents you will share with our patients and families.

On behalf of the Volunteer Services Team and our veteran volunteer crew, welcome and thank you for volunteering!

‘Code Orange’ Drill a Success!

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

On Saturday 6/23 in St. Paul, and Wednesday 7/11 in Minneapolis, Emergency Preparedness exercises were held at Children’s.
The drills required volunteer participants to act as ‘victims’ in a disastrous situation, allowing staff to practice procedures in case of a real-life situation!

Last night, the situation (in Minneapolis) was that a freight train carrying chemicals, collided with the lightrail carrying kids and families on their
way to the Twins Game. Many were seriously injured, others scared, and some exposed to ammonia chemicals needed decontamination!

A special thank you to those volunteers who brought their acting skills and participated in the St. Paul and/or Minneapolis E.D. Preparedness exercise!

‘Code Orange’! Help the E.D. deal with a mock surge!

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Help the E.D. deal with a surge intake by acting as a mock patient!

You will be given a ‘patient profile’ and go through the entire Emergency Department process, helping the
E.D. deal with preparedness in a large volume emergency/disastrous situation!
(i.e. check-in, register, room, etc!)

Bring friends or family members (do NOT need to be a current Children’s volunteer!)
Wednesday 7/11/2012, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Drinks and snacks provided at the end!

Need more info. or want to sign-up?
Contact Ingrid Arnold
ingrid.arnold@childrensmn.org or (612) 813-6170

St. Paul New Construction Tour #2

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Second tour was held on March 9th.  It is estimated that the first unit will open in June 2011.

IMG_0560 Tour Attendees: Representative from McGough, Lisa Munson, Ally Huffman, and Sarah Beahm

St. Paul Campus: HELP NEEDED!

Friday, March 11th, 2011

The pneumatic tube system will be disabled from March 28-April 10 to complete a major upgrade and improve service. The departments of Materials Management and Laboratory at Children’s are requesting volunteer support during this time to transport supplies throughout the hospital and Garden View Medical Building.  If you are available/interested,
please sign-up on the schedule located on “Betty The Board” in the St. Paul Volunteer Services Office.  Thank you!