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New chief equity and inclusion officer aims to improve health equity, workforce representation and investing in diverse businesses

James Burroughs joined Children’s Minnesota in January as the first chief equity and inclusion officer, and he comes with a passion for both Children’s and the work ahead.

A piece of home at the hospital – Toyota USA makes donation to Children’s

Toyota USA chose Children’s Minnesota as the recipient of $4,000 of giving, including donations of toys, snacks and a $2,000 cash gift.

Children’s Minnesota celebrates Social Work Week

At Children’s Minnesota, we celebrated Social Work Week from March 25-29, 2019. Social Work Month is celebrated nationally during the month of March and we have designated this week to recognize and thank our social workers for all of their hard work.

Children’s Minnesota doctors present at MAFP conference

Children’s Minnesota doctors are well represented at the spring Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians conference.

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Play with a purpose is key for child life specialists

Child life specialists use medical play to help children “play” out their feelings or anxieties or learn about an medical procedure.

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Preventing springtime slips and falls

As temperatures fluctuate, the number of slips and falls rise. Find suggestions to take the right precautions to prevent from falling.

Child Life specialist uses iPad to help distract patient from procedures.

How distraction can help kids cope under stress

Playing a game by yourself might help reduce pain, but playing with someone through your medical event is likely to be much more effective.

What’s so special about special events?

The Child Life Department at Children's Minnesota plans special events to help create memories and playtime for patients, families, staff and the community.

Midwest Fetal Care Center team of doctors

Children’s Minnesota certified as Level I Children’s Surgery Center by American College of Surgeons

Children’s is the first and only hospital system in Minnesota and the thirteenth center in the nation to earn Level I verification.

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Child Life Services uses play to support patients and families

Child Life focuses on age appropriate play and education to help patients understand ad cope with procedures and other experiences at Children's Minnesota.