The latest Children’s Minnesota stories in the news and press releases from across our hospitals and clinics.

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NICU Follow-up Clinic proves crucial for early childhood development and the Barich family can attest

We take great pride in every newborn who graduates from the NICU, but that’s truly just the beginning of their journey. Unfortunately, many premature babies face a range of challenges, including staying on track with growth milestones, delays in speech and fine motor development, and learning differences and disabilities, just to name a few. That’s where Children’s Minnesota’s NICU Follow-up Clinic comes in.

Vote for Children’s Minnesota in U.S. News & World Report Hospitals Ranking

U.S. News and & World Report is a recognized leader in consumer advice and rankings, including hospitals and health systems. They provide the well-respected badges consumers and health care providers look for and trust when making health choices. We'd love your help in earning a spot on their list. This year, voting is taking place on Doximity. Read on to learn how you can vote.

Children’s Minnesota becomes first in state to implant state-of-the-art non-surgical heart valve in a child

The Children’s Minnesota Cardiovascular Program recently became the first program in the state to implant the Harmony valve, a new type of non-surgical heart valve, in a pediatric patient.

Children’s Minnesota expands partnership with AvoMD, after successful pilot to enhance patient care

Children’s Minnesota, one of the largest pediatric health systems in the US, successfully integrated its care delivery with AvoMD, a next-gen app-based clinical decision support platform.

Baby Jagger: born with an epignathus teratoma followed by a 76-day NICU stay

Mycaela Scalzo and Donovan Martin, parents of one with another on the way, were going to their 20-week ultrasound appointment with the typical feelings of anxiousness and excitement parents have. During this appointment, the baby’s size, organs and overall health are checked. But Mycaela and Donovan’s excitement soon turned to fear. During the check-up, an unknown mass was found on their baby’s face. The provider suspected it was oral teratoma – a noncancerous but still potentially dangerous tumor that could block the baby’s airway, create feeding issues and more.

Simulation training: sending parents home with the skills and confidence needed to take care of their medically complex child

While we’ll never be able to completely ease parents’ fears, we can significantly increase their skills and confidence by providing them simulation (sim) training before their child leaves the hospital.

Children’s Minnesota recognized as a 2021 Community Partner by AchieveMpls

Children’s Minnesota is excited to share that we are recognized as a 2021 Community Partner by AchieveMpls!

Q&A with the creator of the S.T.A.B.L.E. program: the most widely taught neonatal education program

Kris Karlsen, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN, is a board-certified neonatal nurse practitioner who authored The S.T.A.B.L.E Program, the most widely distributed and implemented neonatal education program to focus exclusively on the post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization care of sick infants.

Children’s Minnesota oncologist presents Grand Rounds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 

Dr. Kris Ann Schultz, pediatric oncologist, Children’s Minnesota, provided Grand Rounds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Nashville, Tennessee) on Jan. 27, 2022.

Children’s Minnesota manager of health equity joins Black Nurses Rock during pandemic to make a profound impact

Adriene Thornton, MAOM, BSN, CIC, FAPIC, manager of health equity at Children’s Minnesota, joined Black Nurses Rock during pandemic to make a profound impact.