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

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COVID-19 booster targeting new variants approved by CDC for kids 12+

The new booster will help protect you from the most severe symptoms of the original virus, plus provide increased protection against the current omicron variant that is circulating in the community.

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.

Children’s Minnesota joins Minnesota Governor to launch Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights

Children’s Minnesota joined Gov. Tim Walz, Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, the Minnesota Children’s Cabinet, and community advocates for the launch of a Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights – a call to action to the community and commitment by state government agencies to remove barriers and create opportunity for children to be outdoors. 

Children’s Minnesota selected by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers

Children’s Minnesota is thrilled to announce Forbes magazine named us one of America’s Best Employers By State for 2022.

Great Clips hosts 29th annual cut-a-thon to support Children’s Minnesota’s school re-entry program

Participating Great Clips salons will donate a portion of the proceeds from each haircut during the cut-a-thon to the school re-entry program at Children’s Minnesota.

Children’s Minnesota recognized as top hospital for children by Twin Cities Business magazine

Children's Minnesota is thrilled to announce our organization won the 2022 Best of Business Reader’s Choice Poll in the Hospital for Children category from Twin Cities Business magazine.

Dr. Gorelick addresses mental health, community health and equity with Scottsdale Institute

Dr. Marc Gorelick, president and CEO of Children’s Minnesota, shared how the organization is addressing numerous issues impacting the health of kids and the community in a recent CEO Viewpoint interview with Scottsdale Institute.