New outpatient clinic expands access to pediatric health care system’s concussion program across the east Twin Cities metro
MINNEAPOLIS – Children’s Minnesota is pleased to announce the opening of the Children’s Minnesota Concussion Clinic, located inside the Children’s Minnesota Specialty Center in Woodbury, Minnesota. The Kid Experts® from the pediatric health care system’s concussion program will now use the facility to provide comprehensive medical evaluations and treatment for children and young adults with concussions, the most common type of traumatic brain injury.
“The new expansion improves access and will serve as a vital resource for countless families across the eastern Twin Cities metro and throughout the upper Midwest,” said Katie Slifko, CPNP-PC, APRN, lead provider at the Woodbury Concussion Clinic. “As the kid experts, we know that just like children, not all concussions are exactly alike – that’s why giving families a new option to receive this specialized care is a vital part of our vision of being every family’s essential partner in raising healthier children.”
The Children’s Minnesota Specialty Center in Woodbury is already home to outpatient care for the Children’s Heart Clinic; and other pediatric specialties such as endocrinology and diabetes, and developmental and physical rehabilitation services. The addition of dedicated concussion care to the site will provide patient families with the opportunity to receive treatment for both their brain injury and any needed physical rehabilitation at the same location.
Children’s Minnesota will continue to provide outpatient concussion care at the organization’s St. Paul hospital campus. The experts at both facilities are part of the Children’s Minnesota neuroscience program that includes specialists in neurosurgery, neurology, neuropsychology, rehabilitation and other departments that care for brain and spine issues.
About Children’s Minnesota
Children’s Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health systems in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children’s Minnesota is one system serving kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, nine primary care clinics, multiple specialty clinics and seven rehabilitation sites. As The Kids Experts® in our region, Children’s Minnesota is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital.