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Work Here Wednesday: Minnetonka Surgery Center team

On September 24, Children’s Minnetonka Surgery Center is celebrating 25 remarkable years of service. To commemorate this milestone, we’re highlighting three employees who have worked at this location since it opened in 1989.

Iraa in hospital

Children’s Minnesota helps Iraa Shine Bright while battling cancer

Two-year-old Iraa is described by her father, Dr. Pankaj Nagaraj, as an outgoing, bright and fun-loving girl. But it’s hard for kids like Iraa to Shine Bright in the face of cancer or other serious illnesses.

Minnesota Twins players with hospital gowns

Minnesota Twins players bring smiles to patients during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Minnesota Twins players and Twins mascot, T.C. Bear, visited patients at Children's Minnesota on Wednesday, September 11, in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness month and their partnership with Children’s during our Shine Bright for Cancer Kids campaign.

Work Here Wednesday: Environmental services week

At Children’s Minnesota, the environmental services (EVS) team plays a vital role in keeping patients, staff and visitors safe by preventing hospital-acquired infections through their diligent cleaning processes and special care of patient rooms and public spaces.

Kohl’s grant supports Children’s Minnesota program addressing kids’ community health needs

To support Children's efforts to address the social determinants of health, Kohl's Cares funded a generous $500,000, two-year grant for the Community Connect program at the Minneapolis hospital.

What parents need to know about suicide

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in young people in Minnesota. While it's a difficult topic to discuss, Dr. Julie Erickson, LP, PhD, shares what parents need to know about depression and suicide.

Minnesota Perinatal Organization conference

The Minnesota Perinatal Organization conference is Sept. 19-20, 2019. Four Children’s-affiliated speakers are presenting state-of-the-art information on obstetric and newborn care practices.

Dr. Mark Bergeron discusses pediatric virtual care with MetroDoctors

Mark Bergeron, MD, MPH Medical Director of Children’s Minnesota Special Care Nurseries, Neonatal Virtual Care and Associate Medical Director of Level IV NICU, discussed the strides made in virtual care at Children’s Minnesota, including the latest expansion into Neonatal Virtual Care with MetroDoctors.

1st annual Twin Cities Pediatric Update

We are excited to bring you the first annual collaborative conference between Children's Minnesota and the University of Minnesota, Department of Pediatrics. This two-day program offers practical information to help you stay current on relevant topics and recent advances in pediatrics important to your practice.

Minnesota Vikings head coach, Mike Zimmer, brings Children’s patient as guest to season-opener game

Many Minnesotans consider themselves Vikings superfans, but 11-year-old Kaden may just be the biggest fan. However, he had yet to watch a regular-season game at U.S. Bank Stadium. On Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, Vikings head coach, Mike Zimmer, invited Kaden to join him at the season opener game against the Atlanta Falcons.