Children’s expanding ENT and facial plastic surgery program
Children's ENT and facial plastic surgery program offers 24/7 access to a full range of ENT and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery services including prenatal counseling, advanced imaging and innovative surgeries for cleft and craniofacial issues.
Expanded access for patients
Our growing team of pediatric otolaryngologists includes nine physicians and nurse practitioners. For patients' convenience, we now offer pediatric ENT and facial plastic surgery services at three Children's locations – Minneapolis, St. Paul and Minnetonka. With a larger team and three locations, we've reduce the wait time for appointments. Our new Minnetonka location is convenient for patients in the west metro.
New medical director and specialist at MCRC
Midwest Children's Resource Center (MCRC), a child advocacy center and clinic within Children's, has new leadership and welcomes a new pediatrician.
Mark Hudson, MD, assumes a new role as medical director. Carolyn Levitt, MD, founder of MCRC, retired as medical director September 1.
Alice Swenson, MD, joined the team this fall as a board-certified specialist in child abuse pediatrics.
MCRC offers medical evaluations and case management in alleged child abuse, serious neglect and witness to violence cases. Emergency phone consultations are available 24/7 for concerned patients, parents, child protection and law enforcement agencies, physicians, therapists and attorneys. Non-emergency concerns are addressed during office hours: 651-220-6750.
Children’s – Minnetonka celebrates 20th anniversary
Children's – Minnetonka is celebrating 20 years of caring for kids in our community. Children's offers a wide range of services at our Minnetonka campus: surgery, radiology/diagnostic imaging, endocrinology/diabetes, ENT, gynecology, neurosurgery, audiology, and physical, occupational and speech therapies for families in the west metro.
Children's ENT and facial plastic surgery program offers 24/7 access to a full range of ENT and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery services including prenatal counseling, advanced imaging and innovative surgeries for cleft and craniofacial issues. Children's – Minnetonka recently opened a new clinic and expanded our audiology program services – through ENT and our rehabilitation team – as well as increased capacity with more staff and an additional audiology booth.
Children’s – Woodbury clinic opening
Our developmental and rehabilitation, diabetes and endocrine, and pediatric/adolescent gynecology services moved to a new Woodbury location. The new Children's- Woodbury clinic offers patients and families a great environment for specialty clinic visits and physical, occupational and speech therapy. The clinic is easily accessed just off of 494 and Tamarack Road with a free parking lot for patients and families adjacent to the building.
Children's – Woodbury offers services in occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech language pathology for children with a number of conditions, including autism spectrum disorder, cancer, chronic pain, concussions, developmental delay, genetic disorders, sports injuries and more. Our pediatric physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and audiologists work closely with each other, other specialists and the primary pediatrician to make life better for patients and their families.
Children’s Sleep Center expands capacity
Children's Sleep Center specializes in the diagnosis, testing and clinical interventions for the full spectrum of pediatric sleep disorders, including difficulty falling or staying asleep, breathing difficulties while sleeping, and challenges related to waking and staying awake.