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

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One family’s experience at The Mother Baby Center at Mercy hospital

At only 33 weeks pregnant, Danielle was rushed to The Mother Baby Center at Mercy. She was then diagnosed with placental abruption and preeclampsia. She was rushed to the operating room and minutes later, she gave birth to Freya.

Children’s Minnesota expands mental health services for teens

Children’s Minnesota is expanding its behavioral health services by offering a new outpatient mental health program for adolescents. Improving access to intensive treatment comes at a critical time as the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the mental health crisis for kids and teens.

Children’s Minnesota requiring COVID-19 vaccine for employees

Children’s Minnesota is joining eight local health care organizations in requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for employees, professional staff, volunteers and contractors. The requirement will go into effect no sooner than Sept. 7, 2021, and will include some medical and religious exemptions.

Children’s Minnesota experts present at the Western Pediatric Trauma Conference

Dr. Nathaniel Kreykes, pediatric surgeon and trauma medical director at Children’s Minnesota, presented at the Western Pediatric Trauma Conference virtually on Thursday, July 15, with Laura Plasencia, trauma services manager at Children’s Minnesota, as the moderator for this session.

Children’s Minnesota Partners in Pediatrics clinics in Maple Grove and Plymouth rank as the Best Pediatrics Practices

Children’s Minnesota's primary care clinics, Partners in Pediatrics, in Maple Grove and Plymouth were recognized as the Best Pediatric Practices in their respective cities for 2021.

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd applauds Gov. Walz ban on conversion therapy

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, medical director of the Gender Health program at Children’s Minnesota, was invited to the governor’s order to talk about why the ban is important for LGBTQ kids.

Children’s Minnesota Specialty Center – Lakeville honored for outstanding design

The center is featured in Minnesota Physician's Health Care Architecture and Design Honor Roll 2021. The award honors outstanding achievement in the design of new health care facilities.

168 Children’s Minnesota physicians recognized as Top Doctors by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Children’s Minnesota is honored to have 168 physicians recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as 2021 Top Doctors. The list includes 816 local physicians from across the Twin Cities in 46 specialties.

Dr. Gigi Chawla featured in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors issue

Children’s Minnesota's Vice President, Chief of General Pediatrics, Dr. Gigi Chawla, was featured on the cover of the Mpls.St.Paul Magazine 2021 Top Doctors issue, along with a feature story about her career. This is the second time for Dr. Chawla to receive this honor. In the feature story, Dr. Chawla talks about the changes to pediatrics in her 20 years of practice.

Lifesaving treatment for the most critically ill babies: Children’s Minnesota’s award-winning ECMO program

We talked with Dr. Lia Gravari, associate medical director of ECMO for the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Children’s Minnesota, about ECMO, how it helps save babies and the award-winning ECMO program at Children’s Minnesota.