About Children’s Minnesota

What does it mean to be the only health system in the state that cares exclusively for children? It means we’re devoted — to kids, and to the belief that every single one of them deserves a healthy, happy childhood. That’s what drives us to be the experts, to have the most specialists in the most disciplines. It powers our special brand of care: compassionate, family-focused and made just for kids. It also moves us to do the right thing, to advocate for the wellbeing of all young people, in our hospitals, our community and beyond.

Children’s Minnesota is:

  • One of the largest freestanding pediatric health systems in the United States — with two hospitals, nine primary care clinics, seven rehabilitation and nine specialty care sites.
  • The only health system and Level I Trauma Center in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children from before birth through young adulthood.
  • The first and only hospital system in Minnesota and the thirteenth center in the nation to be verified as a Level I Children’s Minnesota Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons.
  • An award-winning health system, regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital.
  • An independent and not-for-profit system (since 1924).

Our history

Learn about our long history of serving patients and families in the Twin Cities metro, and how it impacts our future.

Quality of care

Children’s Minnesota Research Institute

Clinical ethics

Our leadership

Meet our executive team, Hospital Board of Directors and Foundation Board of Directors.

Mission, vision and values

At Children’s Minnesota our mission is: We champion the health needs of children and families. We are committed to improving children’s health by providing the highest-quality, family-centered care, advanced through research and education.

Our vision

Our vision is to be every family’s essential partner in raising healthier children — not only during illnesses or injuries, but throughout childhood. As the health care industry faces a time of unprecedented change, we will continue our dedication to delivering an experience unlike any other, making access to health care easier and working with the community in innovative ways.

The Children’s Minnesota values

These values guide the way we engage with each other, our patients and our communities:

  • Kids first. We’re inspired by children — we channel their optimism, resiliency, courage and curiosity into everything we do.
  • Listen, really listen. Each person has a story to tell. We listen with compassion, ask meaningful questions and build relationships with individuals and communities.
  • Own outcomes. We are 200% accountable for providing extraordinary service. Tireless in our pursuit of excellence, we never stop learning or improving.
  • Join together. We are all caregivers. And, we are stronger when teamed with our patients, families, community and one another. Super teams trump superheroes.
  • Be remarkable. We are innovators, reimagining health care and going beyond what’s expected. After all, kids are counting on us.

Learn more about how we are bringing the values to life in our community:

Patient and family-centered care

At Children’s Minnesota, we practice a philosophy of care that respects the pivotal role of the family as the constant in a child’s life. We know families are the experts about their children, the primary caregivers and the child’s biggest source of support. As a result, we encourage families and patients to participate as active members of the health care team.

Children’s Health Network partnership

We’re proud to be a member of Children’s Health Network, Minnesota’s largest pediatric health collaborative. By connecting kids’ health experts in a collaborative community that leverages the strength of Children’s Minnesota, the network seeks to deliver highest-quality, lowest cost care to our community. Learn more: childrenshealthnetwork.org

Children's Health Network