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Celebrating Child Life Week with Haley Barta, child life specialist

In honor of Child Life Week, we are excited to highlight Haley Barta, MA, certified child life specialist at Children’s Minnesota, to learn more about her role and what inspired her to become a child life specialist.

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Brandon Powell visits Children’s Minnesota

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Brandon Powell visited Children’s Minnesota patients at their bedside at the pediatric health care system’s Minneapolis hospital.

Sydney Weaver, child life specialist, recognized with the EPFCC Award for her outstanding care

Congratulations to Sydney Weaver, child life specialist at Children’s Minnesota’s Minnetonka Surgery and Specialty Center, for being awarded with the Children’s Minnesota Family Advisory Council’s (FAC) Excellence in Patient and Family-Centered Care (EPFCC) Award!

The Kid Experts® at Children’s Minnesota train Minnesota Air National Guard members during mass casualty simulation

The Kid Experts® at Children’s Minnesota trained U.S. Air Force servicemembers from the 133rd Medical Group during a mass casualty exercise.

Great Clips hosts 30th annual cut-a-thon to support Children’s Minnesota’s school re-entry program

Participating Great Clips salons throughout the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin will donate a portion of the proceeds from each haircut to support the school re-entry program at Children's Minnesota.

John’s journey: North America’s first neurosurgery suite of its kind sets stage for boy’s brain tumor removal procedure

John was diagnosed with a brain tumor right before he turned 9, the Children’s Minnesota neurosurgery team used its new, cutting-edge neurosurgery facility to get the boy on the road to recovery.

Premier Lacrosse League players visit Children’s Minnesota

Players Connor Farrell and Sean Sconone from the PLL team called, Chrome, visited our Minneapolis hospital during the lacrosse league’s stop in the Twin Cities.

How philanthropy funded wrap-around care services help kids and families

At Children’s Minnesota, we put kids first, and we know that kids get better quicker when we take care of the whole family. This is why we offer many services and amenities to the whole family in addition to typical health care services. Learn more about the different wrap-around services we offer and how you can support.

A day in the life of our child life specialists

Ever wondered what a day in the life of a child life specialist looks like? Find out!

Saint Paul Winter Carnival ice carvers transform Children’s Minnesota’s patients’ drawings into works of frozen art

Ice carvers created sculptures inspired by the drawings of Children’s Minnesota patients as part of the 137th Saint Paul Winter Carnival.