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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Celebrating music therapist Natasha Stark during Music Therapy Week

May 8-12, 2023, is Music Therapy Week at Children's Minnesota! To celebrate, we're highlighting Natasha Stark, music therapist, at our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) in Lakeville and St. Paul campus. Natasha will be sharing more about her job and music therapy.

How to support a family with a child in the hospital

Many of us have unfortunately been in this situation: Your friend’s family has a child in the hospital, maybe it’s for one day, one week or longer. It’s hard to know what to do for your friend and their family. Our FAC families are providing you with first-hand accounts of different ways they felt supported and helped throughout their child’s stay at Children’s Minnesota.

Medical imaging manager shares her 21-year career experience at Children’s Minnesota

Sara Johnson, medical imaging manager, is sharing her 21-year career experience at Children's Minnesota.

How philanthropy funded wrap-around care services help kids and families

At Children’s Minnesota, we put kids first, and we know that kids get better quicker when we take care of the whole family. This is why we offer many services and amenities to the whole family in addition to typical health care services. Learn more about the different wrap-around services we offer and how you can support.

Dr. Kris Catrine recognized for her outstanding care with EPFCC Award

Congratulations to Dr. Kris Catrine, medical director of Children’s Minnesota’s pain, palliative care and integrative medicine department, for being awarded with the Children’s Minnesota Family Advisory Council’s (FAC) Excellence in Patient-and Family- Centered Care (EPFCC) Award! FAC developed the EPFCC Award as a way for patient families to recognize and honor Children’s Minnesota providers who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to patient- and family-centered care.

Shining a light on our volunteers for Volunteer Appreciation Week 2023

In 2023, April 16-22 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week! Please join us in thanking all of our outstanding volunteers for the time, energy and talent they bring to Children’s Minnesota.

Celebrating Patient Access Week

Patient Access Week, April 2 – 8, is a time to recognize the amazing work done by our primary and specialty access center, prior authorization, registration, and financial counseling teams at Children’s Minnesota. To celebrate our patient access team, we sat down with four employees to talk about their jobs at Children's Minnesota.

Lead CT tech shares his career experience at Children’s Minnesota

Jake Madson, lead CT tech, is sharing his career experience at Children's Minnesota and why he decided to join the kid experts.

Managing spring allergies in kids

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, shares tips to manage your child’s spring allergies.

Tips for including kids with developmental disabilities

For Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, we asked four families from our FAP program to give tips for how families with ‘typical’ kids can include kids with disabilities.