Stories that change you forever

When you work with the most amazing people on earth, you’re bound to have some interesting stories to tell. Every day amazing things happen here at Children’s Minnesota. From a single child’s incredible story to a research breakthrough that helps thousands of kids, we have stories that will change the way you see the world.

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Learn more about Children’s news and events, what’s going on at our hospitals and clinics, and our experts in the news. You can also read stories written by our staff, patients and families.

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Work Here Wednesday: Scott Elsbernd, patient care manager

In honor of Pride month, we spoke with Scott Elsbernd, MS, RN-BC, PHN, patient care manager in the St. Paul Emergency Department, and community chair of Children’s Pride employee resource group.

What should you consider when sending your kids to camp?

The highlight of the summer for many is attending summer camp. Are you and your child prepared for camp? Here is what you should consider when sending your kid to camp.

Summer tips for sunny days

There are many benefits to playing in the sun, but it’s important to be safe while spending time outdoors. Read sun safety tips from our experts!

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Our second-annual Walk for Amazing raises $320,000 to support Children’s Minnesota programs

Nearly two thousand participants came out for the second-annual Walk for Amazing on June 22 and raised more than $320,000 to support the many specialty areas at Children’s Minnesota.

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Hy-Vee, Jel Sert and the American Childhood Cancer Organization donate freezer and unlimited ice pops to Children’s Minnesota

Thanks to a generous donation by Hy-Vee, Jel Sert and the American Childhood Cancer Organization, kids treated at Children’s Minnesota will now be able to enjoy ice pops.

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Children’s Minnesota’s Jim Leste named to Nexus board of directors

Jim Leste, vice president of support operations, interim senior director of surgical specialties at Children's Minnesota was named to the Nexus board of directors.

Clinicians from the Midwest Fetal Care Center.

Midwest Fetal Care Center

Midwest Fetal Care Center is the first and largest advanced fetal care program in the Upper Midwest. Providing expanded access to prenatal care.

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Medicaid and its impact on our kids

As the health care industry faces a time of unprecedented change, we remain committed to providing exceptional care to all children and their families, regardless of their ability to pay.

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Second-annual Walk for Amazing raises $320,000 to support Children’s Minnesota programs

Nearly two thousand participants from across the Twin Cities metro came out Saturday for the second-annual Walk for Amazing, a celebratory fundraising event supporting the many specialty areas at Children’s Minnesota. Energized families, friends, neighbors and coworkers raised more than $320,000 for the state’s largest nonprofit pediatric health system, which serves kids and their families throughout the Upper Midwest.

11 Children’s Minnesota nurses honored as “Outstanding Nurses” finalists

11 Children's Minnesota nurses have been named finalists in the 2019 Mpls.St.Paul Magazine “Outstanding Nurses” Awards.

Children’s Minnesota receives four national U.S. News & World Report rankings

U.S. News & World Report announced that Children’s Minnesota has been named one of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals, ranking the pediatric system for three key specialty areas in its 2019-2020 rankings released online Tuesday. Children’s is among the top 50 facilities, ranking No. 38 in pulmonology, No. 42 in diabetes and endocrinology, No. 43 in neonatology, and No. 28 in nephrology as a joint program partnership with the Masonic Children's Hospital.

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