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Preparing for a baby: What experts want you to know

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, has tips for new parents about what to expect before and after birth, as well as what you’ll need for your hospital stay.

Work Here Wednesday: Summer nurse internship program

We are looking for student nurse interns who believe that children always come first. Want to bring the art and science of healing to families while providing exceptional care to kids? Keep reading to learn more about our program.

What you need to know about visiting a patient at Children’s Minnesota

Winter illness season is here, so Children’s Minnesota is implementing our seasonal visiting standards, which we call level 1 visiting standards to protect our patients, families, visitors and staff from viral illnesses such as the flu and the common cold.

Music therapy helps patients like Mia stay positive through treatment

A growing amount of evidence suggests that the power of music can have significant benefits to patients and their families in clinical settings. Learn more about the benefits of music therapy here.

Senator Tina Smith visits Children’s Minnesota to discuss insulin affordability

Minnesota Senator Tina Smith recently visited Children’s Minnesota to discuss issues that face families with kids suffering from childhood diabetes.

Winter car seat guidelines: Remove winter jackets before putting kids in car seats

As a general rule, bulky clothing, including winter coats and snowsuits, should not be worn underneath the harness of the car seat. Learn more about winter car seat guidelines here.

Work Here Wednesday: Clinical support associate/nursing assistant

Children's Minnesota is seeking to fill clinical support associate positions and in a variety of departments at our hospitals. Interested? Apply today.

Dr. Lia Gravari answers questions experts have about neonatal pneumonia

Dr. Lia Gravari, a neonatologist at Children’s Minnesota, provided her expert insights about neonatal pneumonia, one of the leading causes of neonatal respiratory distress in a question-and-answer style article in Infectious Disease Advisor.

Food to Hog composting program at Children’s saves 27 tons of waste from going to landfills

In June, Children’s Minnesota began participating in a food composting program called Food to Hog. Though this program is still very new to Children’s, it has already diverted 27 tons of waste from landfills!

Canadian Pacific Railway donates $10,000 to Children’s Minnesota heart failure heart transplant program

Children’s Minnesota cares for more pediatric heart patients than any other program in the state. That's why Canadian Pacific (CP) and the organization's community investment program, CP Has Heart, donated $10,000 to Children's heart failure heart transplant program.