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Children’s Minnesota in the process of becoming a Level I ACS Verified Surgery Center

Children’s is in the process to become a Level I ACS Verified Surgery Center. This is the highest level of distinction for hospitals that perform complex surgical procedures in newborns, children and teens.

Before your child’s surgery

Pre-procedure phone call

Printable hospital preparation stories

Stories provide a helpful way for children to learn more about the steps in their health care experience and understand what's expected of everyone during their hospital stay. You can print one of the following stories with the photos and text provided, or delete some or all of the text and add your own for personalization.

Grand Rounds: Advances in fetal surgery

January 1, 1970, 12 a.m. – 12 a.m., St. Paul

This week's grand rounds will feature:

Children’s patient receives new surgery buddy

Hannah Kiresuk lost the stuffed cow that had been through more than 30 surgeries and 300 days in the hospital with her, so Children's nurses and others helped her find a new pal.

Leah

Baby Leah’s journey: ‘I knew she was special from the beginning’

Leah underwent multiple surgeries before she was 5 months old so that she could share her big personality and infectious smile with the world.

Help find patient’s lost stuffed cow

Hammy has been with Hannah Kiresuk through more than 30 surgeries and 300 days of hospital stays.

Midwest Fetal Care Center recruits one of the nation’s top genetic therapy researchers

Joseph Lillegard, MD, PhD, Joins Midwest Fetal Care Center as Research Director and Pediatric Surgeon

Ask Dr. Gigi

Preparing kids for surgery

Dr. Gigi Chawla joined "WCCO Mid-Morning" to talk about what parents can do to prepare kids for surgery.

Elijah cochlear implants

Cochlear implants give Elijah new life

Elijah was born deaf, but technology gives him the power to hear the world around him.