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Update to Children’s Minnesota: Increased security measures and travel updates

Children’s Minnesota is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our patients, families and staff. Due to ongoing demonstrations happening near our hospital campuses, we have updated our security measures and travel recommendations. Normal business operations will be in place.

Increased security

  • Children’s Minnesota is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our patients, families and staff.
  • Our hospital command center has been activated since Thursday, May 28, on both campuses and this team of experts and leaders have been monitoring the situation 24×7 to ensure we are responding quickly to any needs or concerns.
  • There is no direct safety concern at any of the Children’s Minnesota campuses.
  • In alignment with our healthcare system partners in the Twin Cities, we have increased security.
  • There are no specific threats or concerns. We have also increased physical security of our buildings by removing any exterior hazards and adding physical barriers, such as, plywood on windows.
  • We remain committed to caring for all Our hospitals and clinics will always be a safe place for those who need us.
  • As the implications of civil unrest in our community continue to unfold, Children’s Minnesota remains committed to being a place of respect, kindness and inclusiveness for our patients, families, employees, professional staff, volunteers and community.
  • As of now, we do not anticipate any disruptions to current services being offered at Children’s Minnesota. Normal business operations are in place.

Traveling to and from Children’s Minnesota

  • If you are traveling to and from the Children’s Minnesota, please check your routes and give yourself ample time.
    • A number of roads to and from the campus may have closures, due to activity.
    • We encourage you to stay tuned to local media channels and check the Minnesota Department of Transportation website for current road closure information.
    • Utilize real-time phone apps to map your route to/from our campuses, these apps will also provide traffic maps which will reroute you automatically if you need to turn off the main route while traveling (Apple, Google, Waze).
  • You can also check the Children’s Minnesota website and Children’s Minnesota social media channels for additional information.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please talk with the patient care manager, patient care supervisor, or charge nurse on your unit.
Alexandra Rothstein