About Children’s Minnesota
At Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, we get to see amazing every day. The fighting spirit of a 24-week-old preemie. The resilient five year old learning to walk again. And the sense of pure optimism we see in every child. We believe children are the most amazing people on earth—and that drives us to do everything we can to live up to the privilege of caring for them.
Children’s Minnesota is:
- One of the largest pediatric health systems in the United States—with two hospitals, 12 primary and specialty care clinics and six rehabilitation sites
- The only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children from before birth through young adulthood
- An award-winning health system, regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Reports as a top children’s hospital
- An independent and not-for-profit system (since 1924)
Learn about our long history of serving patients and families in the Twin Cities and how it impacts our future.
Find out about the metrics we use to report on the quality of care we provide to patients and the outcomes that matter to families.
See how research conducted at Children’s impacts kids across the country.
Learn about how our Innovation and Partnerships team works.
Mission, vision and values
At Children’s 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.
It’s our goal to be every family’s essential partner in raising healthier children — not only during illnesses or injuries, but throughout childhood. As the healthcare 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. Learn more about The Children’s Way.
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:
- Advocacy and health policy
- Working at Children’s
- Awards and recognition
- Giving and volunteering opportunities
- Our latest annual report
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.