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Children’s Minnesota Chief Nursing Officer accepts inaugural Melrose Twin Cities Principled Leadership Award on behalf of Minnesota frontline health care heroes

Congratulations to all Minnesota frontline health care workers for receiving the 2021 Melrose Twin Cities Principled Leadership Award. Caroline Njau, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Children’s Minnesota, accepted the award on behalf of every frontline health care worker statewide. This recognition honors Minnesota’s health care heroes’ service and sacrifice throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Helping kids with the new N95 masking guidelines from the CDC

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, shares important tips for parents to keep their kids of all ages safely masked in public.

CDC study finds COVID-19 may increase risk of diabetes in children

Pediatricians and other health experts are noticing a concerning trend in kids during the COVID-19 pandemic – an increase in diabetes. We talked with a pediatric endocrinologist at Children's Minnesota to help parents understand what new research from the CDC means for their family.

My child has COVID-19! Now what?

My child has COVID-19! Now what? Dr. Gigi Chawla, vice president and chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, answers this question and more.

COVID-19 testing: what you need to know

We are here to help clear up the confusion around testing for you! Below we outline the differences between tests, when you should get tested and where you can get tested.

Peace of mind from the kid experts: The Hill family shares their story

PJ Hill, vice president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Minneapolis, shares his family's Children's Minnesota story. In the height of a surge of respiratory illnesses, beds were full in the hospital so the Hill family stayed in the emergency department while their son, PJ Jr., was treated for several days as he fought off a respiratory illness.

Children’s Minnesota hosts MDH Commissioner Jan Malcolm to commemorate first year of COVID-19 vaccine

Children's Minnesota hosted MDH Commissioner Jan Malcom and other health care leaders as part of the state’s Celebrate Safely campaign, and to mark the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 vaccine doses being administered in the state.

As COVID-19 surges, Minnesota health system CEOs make public appeal

CEOs from nine Minnesota health systems have come together to raise the alarm in a public plea to help a health care system that is overwhelmed. As COVID-19 continues to surge, leaders have taken out a full-page ad in major newspapers across the state this week that highlight the critical nature of the situation, the heartbreaking realities facing hospitals and how the community can help.

A simple COVID-19 vaccine decision for their kids: the Reed family’s story

At the end of the day, all families want what's best for their little ones. And Children's Minnesota does too! That's why we encourage all eligible people to get vaccinated, including kids ages 5 years and older. Here to share why they got vaccinated and why they hope others do too is the Reed family.

One family’s reason for getting the COVID-19 vaccine: freedom

To stay safe during the pandemic, 8-year-old Sam's family has had to keep their social interactions very limited. His battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia means he's more likely to become seriously sick if he got COVID-19. For the family, a vaccine for kids like Sam means a return to seeing family and friends without as much worry.