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Work Here Wednesday: Our medical imaging department is hiring

Multiple shifts open! Children’s Minnesota is hiring both radiologic technologists and CT technologist.

Securian Financial donates $1 million to Children’s Minnesota for new inpatient mental health unit

The 22-bed unit at the health system’s St. Paul hospital is expected to serve kids and teens beginning in the fall. Securian Financial’s principal gift is the first corporate commitment to the mental health program at Children’s Minnesota.

Dr. Gigi Chawla named 2022 Walter Ramsey Award honoree by Children’s Hospital Association

The Walter Ramsey Award honors a professional who has given their life’s work to the service of others, who has partnered with CHA to make a marked impact in pediatric health care, and who embodies the core CHA values of: integration, innovation, impact, and involvement.

Navigating screen time with kids and teens

On average, kids ages 8 to 12 spend four to six hours per day on screens and teenagers spend up to nine hours per day. In a Talking Pediatrics episode, host Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd and Dr. Sarah Jerstad, clinical director of psychological services at Children’s Minnesota, discuss how to navigate screen time with kids and teens.

Work Here Wednesday: We’re hiring respiratory therapists!

Multiple shifts open! Children’s Minnesota is hiring respiratory therapists.

COVID-19 vaccine targeting new variants approved by CDC for children 6 months and older

There is a new COVID-19 vaccine targeting new variants approved by CDC for children 6 months and older.

Advanced fetal interventions through partnership lead to exceptional outcomes for mother and baby

The Midwest Fetal Care Center (MWFCC) is a collaboration between Children's Minnesota and Allina Health to offer mothers and babies a continuum of care that is among the best in the nation. The MWFCC has now become a national referral center with world-class outcomes since it's opening in 2008.

Children’s Minnesota nurse staffing update

Our number one priority at Children’s Minnesota is to provide safe, high-quality care for our patients and families. As you may have heard recently, Children’s Minnesota is negotiating a new contract with the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA). The MNA organized a strike from Sept. 12 until Sept. 15, 2022, at 7 a.m. During that time, Children’s Minnesota services continued with qualified, licensed staff. 

Children’s Minnesota launches Shine Bright for Kids fundraiser to support kids fighting cancer and blood disorders

This September, Children’s Minnesota invites the community to help children fighting cancer and blood disorders by donating to the Shine Bright for Kids fundraising campaign. Donations of any size help support life-saving research, as well as services that ease the care journey for kids and their families, including music therapy and financial assistance.

Introducing: Kid Experts On Demand and Kid Experts Showcase

To better reflect our position as The Kid Experts, our speaker bureau is now called Kid Experts On Demand where our clinical and nonclinical staff that are affiliated with Children's Minnesota can be invited to speak at a variety of events. The Kid Experts Showcase is what we have renamed our internal database of speakers.