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Photos: Children’s Minnesota NICU babies celebrate Valentine’s Day

These precious patient pictures are from the neonatal intensive care units at Children’s Minnesota and The Mother Baby Center, a partnership between Allina Health and Children’s Minnesota.

Baby Hallie thrives after surviving high-risk birth defect

Baby Hallie’s care journey started before she was born, and includes surgery to repair a rare abdominal wall defect when she was a few days old.

Children’s Minnesota NICU at Mercy Hospital marks two-plus years of preventing central line associated blood stream infections

Children’s Minnesota is thrilled to announce The Kid Experts® at its Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Minnesota surpassed more than 1,000 days without a central line associated blood stream infection.

Children’s Minnesota develops standard guideline and protocol for minimally invasive PDA closure procedure for pre-term babies

The Kid Experts® at Children’s Minnesota have developed a standard guideline and protocol for pre-term infants requiring transcatheter closure of their PDA using the Amplatzer™ Piccolo Occluder – a minimally invasive device specifically designed to close PDA in premature infants.

Children’s Minnesota establishes first endowed chair for neonatology program

Children’s Minnesota announced that Dr. Tom George, system medical director of neonatology, has been named the organization’s first holder of the newly established Sit Investment Associates Chair in Neonatology following a generous $2 million gift from the Minneapolis-based investment firm.

Twins Madison and Peyton born with same heart condition now reaching milestones after procedure

The twins were born three months premature with their patent ductus arteriosus’ (PDA) still open. The Kid Experts at Children’s Minnesota developed a standard guideline and protocol for preterm babies requiring transcatheter closure of their PDA, meaning Madison and Peyton were in the best hands possible.

The Kid Experts® at Children’s Minnesota help Lillian navigate a complex medical journey and fetal spinal surgery

Lillian Puls’ complex medical journey would be considered a long road for a kid of any age – let alone someone who is not even 2 years old.

Baby Diana becomes Minnesota’s youngest patient to receive cochlear implant after battle with meningitis

As an infant, Diana was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis, a rare and potentially life-threatening condition that took her ability to hear in one ear. During her care journey, she had a cochlear implant placed to restore her hearing and became the youngest patient in Minnesota – and the second-youngest patient in the country – to ever have this procedure.

Andy Rowe, neonatal transport coordinator, receives Caregiver of the Year award from MHA

As coordinator of neonatal transport services, Andy leads the team responsible for the safe transfer of approximately 500 newborns annually to the pediatric health system’s neonatal intensive care units (NICU).

Thirteen surgeries in 13 months was just the beginning: Carter’s journey with hydrocephalus

Just one day after Carter entered the world, his care team performed what would be the first of 13 surgeries during the first 13 months of his young life. One operation was the first of its kind in the state of Minnesota.