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National Volunteer Appreciation Week 2024 at Children’s Minnesota

In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, volunteer services staff visited the Children’s Minnesota archives in search of articles about volunteers or volunteering. Here's what they found. Enjoy the stories from our archives in celebration of our 100-year anniversary!

Music therapist shares his career experience at Children’s Minnesota

We are excited to highlight Children’s Minnesota kid expert and board-certified music therapist, Tony May.

Children’s Minnesota social worker sets international mental health care standards for PCD patients

Over her nine years at Children’s Minnesota, Tami Vance, LICSW, cystic fibrosis (CF) and primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) programs, not only shines as an outstanding social worker inside our walls, but she’s also an expert voice and advocate for PCD mental health care internationally.

First Gift moccasins gifted to expecting Native American families

The Collective for Community Health has partnered with NACC on its First Gift program making baby moccasins for expecting parents. More than 30 pairs of moccasins were given out at NACC’s annual Community Baby Shower this month.

Recognizing Children’s Minnesota medical lab professionals

During Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, we’re highlighting two medical lab professionals at Children’s Minnesota: Girma Ayana, medical lab scientist, and Gabby Burk, medical lab scientist. 

Recognizing National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month in April

April is National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. This month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect. At Children’s Minnesota, our team of experts at the Midwest Children’s Resource Center (MCRC) provides specialized care for kids who are affected by abuse.

Lead exposure and how to avoid it: Everything you need to know

While lead is a naturally occurring metal, it is not one that anyone wants their kids exposed to. Exposure to lead can have negative health effects on kids, and even low levels of lead in the blood can potentially lead to developmental delays or behavioral issues, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Luckily, symptomatic lead exposure is relatively uncommon in the U.S., but it’s still important for parents to know ways to prevent lead exposure from ever becoming an issue.

Born weighing less than 2 pounds, Eli grows up to hike the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail

Eli’s journey is one of countless inspiring stories created at Children’s Minnesota over the last 100 years; his started in what has become the region’s largest neonatology program.

Children’s Minnesota approved to become a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon organization

We’re excited to announce that Children’s Minnesota has been approved to become a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon (BTYR) organization! BTYR is a program led by the Minnesota National Guard that connects military service members, veterans and their families with community support and resources.

Children’s Minnesota Surgery and Specialty Center in Minnetonka expanding

Children's Minnesota is opening a new specialty center in Maple Grove to provide additional quality care to the northwest suburbs of the Twin Cities metro area. Learn more about the differences between our clinics in Maple Grove.