The Mighty Blog features stories from around Children’s Minnesota, as well as health and wellness information for raising healthy kids.

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Jayden’s heart gets a new beat on Valentine’s Day

Jayden's parents weren’t sure they'd get to watch their son play the way he can after learning he would be born with a serious heart condition. But thanks to the expert medical care provided by the team at Children’s Minnesota’s cardiovascular program Jayden is a kid on the move.

Our radiology department is hiring!

Our radiology department is hiring technologists and interns! These positions are the perfect opportunity to advance and grow your skills and knowledge in a pediatric specialty.

Identical twins with identical heart defects, now thriving in college

Identical twins Jacob and Josh were both born with same rare form of congenital heart disease (CHD). However, their care journeys took different paths.

Lead certified medical assistant shares her five-year career experience at Children’s Minnesota

In honor of Black History Month, we are featuring Megan Murray, lead certified medical assistant, as one of our employee spotlights. She will be sharing all her favorite things about her career and how she is celebrating Black History Month.

Role of bias at the bedside: Children’s Minnesota pioneered a course for employees to practice implicit bias mitigation strategies

As part of our commitment to health equity, Children's Minnesota pioneered and developed an interactive simulation training course called "The Role of Bias in De-escalation" which began to roll out to employees in 2020. This course provides an opportunity for employees to practice implicit bias mitigation strategies and de-escalation skills in a simulated environment with actors.

Registered lead medical assistant shares her 14-year career experience at Children’s Minnesota

In honor of Black History Month, we are featuring Carolyn Tree, registered lead medical assistant, as one of our employee spotlights. She will be sharing all her favorite things about her career and how she is celebrating Black History Month.

What is Salon and Spa Night?

At Children’s Minnesota, we understand how hard and stressful it can be to have a child in the hospital. Salon and Spa Night is a quarterly evening event at our St. Paul hospital for parents or guardians to step away from the bedside to have a short break and receive some much-needed personal care.

Star Studio producer shares her one-year career experience at Children’s Minnesota

In honor of Star Studio’s 15th anniversary, our employee spotlight this week is Sarah Agnew! Sarah has been a producer at Star Studio for about a year now and she will be sharing all of her favorite things about her career and working at Star Studio.

Star Studio celebrates 15 years of making patients, like Trinity, smile

Star Studio has helped create memories for hundreds of patient families over the years, including the family of 19-year-old Trinity, who has been a fan since the studio lights came on in 2008.

2022 Minnesota Student Survey reveals long-term mental health problems

The 2022 Minnesota Student Survey has provided some sobering news. The survey showed that there’s an increasing number of students experiencing anxiety and depression – particularly for girls, and those identifying as trans and non-binary.