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National Neonatal Nurses Week 2021

In honor of Neonatal Nurses Week, September 13-19, 2021, we are highlighting Jill Bauer, registered nurse and health professional liaison for neonatal at Children’s Minnesota. Jill has been an RN for 40 years and has been a NICU nurse for 36 years.

Children’s Minnesota NICU at Mercy Hospital expands services to help high-risk mothers deliver closer to home

Families in the Twin Cities north metro now have access to 24/7 neonatal experts providing care for even more prematurely born infants.

Baby Jabari naps at home

Baby Jabari gets a second chance at life

Pregnancy is an exciting and anxious time for many. When Trina and Bak Bak found out they were expecting, they took it one day at a time and approached it with their usual easy-going demeanor, even in the midst of a pandemic.

Kangaroo care: A healing connection between mom and baby

In recognition of International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day, we’re celebrating families who use kangaroo care to help their babies grow big and strong. Heather and now 9-week-old Lucy know first-hand how beneficial it can be—especially when born premature.

Hulstein twins by the fireplace

Children’s Minnesota NICU in St. Paul helps families go home sooner: The Hulstein twins’ story

The Hulstein twins were born more than six weeks early and spent 13 days at the Children's Minnesota Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in St. Paul. They enrolled in a pilot program that allowed them to go home earlier with the full support of the specialists at Children’s Minnesota.

Caring for the tiniest babies: The village at Children’s Minnesota that gets NICU babies home

Dr. Thomas George, system medical director for neonatology at Children's Minnesota, talks about his journey as a neonatologist and his favorite moments treating newborns. He also explains what's so special about our neonatal team that works across three sites — St. Paul, Minneapolis and Coon Rapids — and collaborates with hospitals across the region.

Children’s Minnesota announces expanded leadership in our neonatal program

Children’s Minnesota is excited to announce updates to the leadership of our neonatal program. We welcome Dr. Tara Zamora in the role of medical director of our NICU in Minneapolis. And Dr. Lia Gravari has assumed the position of the ECMO director for the NICU, in her role as an associate medical director, ECMO for Children’s Minnesota.

Children’s Minnesota expands neonatal services for Twin Cities North Metro Region

The Mother Baby Center, a partnership between Children’s Minnesota and Allina Health, is expanding its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) services. The Center will enhance neonatal care at its Mercy Hospital location in Coon Rapids, shifting from a Level II special care nursery to a Level III NICU.

Baby Richard born at 21 weeks: One of the youngest babies to survive

Richard was born at 21 weeks, making him one of the youngest babies to survive, according to Dr. Stacy Kern, their neonatologist.

A miracle preemie: Yishan’s story

Yishan was born at 23 weeks and weighed only 520 grams, which is a little heavier than a pound of butter. The team at Children's Minnesota gave the Chan family hope that their preemie baby would be a miracle baby — and he was.