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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Michael and his family at his high school graduation.

From cardiac patient to Star Studio star: Michael’s heart health journey

Michael started his Children’s Minnesota journey on Oct. 15, 2000 – the day he was born. To this day, at 19 years old, Michael still gets excited when he gets to stay overnight at Children’s Minnesota, even when he’s being monitored for health issues.

Dispelling myths and misconceptions about coronavirus

Patsy Stinchfield, senior director of infection prevention at Children’s Minnesota, answers the burning questions about coronavirus and dispels myths and misconceptions.

Work Here Wednesday: Elizabeth Wagner, transplant program manager

In honor of American Heart Month, we sat down with Elizabeth Wagner, transplant program manager at Children’s Minnesota, to learn more about her work in pediatric cardiology.

Rock the Cradle 2020

Rock the Cradle 2020 – a free day of family fun with The Current and Children’s Minnesota

Join us at The Current’s Rock the Cradle – a free event for kids and their grown-ups, presented by Children’s Minnesota on March 8, 2020, from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Children’s Minnesota nurses honored with DAISY Award for nursing excellence

Congratulations to the three nurses who were honored with a DAISY Award for their above-and-beyond care at Children’s Minnesota.

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Your 2020 New Year’s resolution: Quit vaping

Quitting vaping isn't easy, that's why Dr. Anne Griffiths, pediatric pulmonologist and vaping expert at Children's Minnesota, is sharing how parents can help their kids quit vaping and e-cigarette usage this year.

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Vaping, e-cigs and tampered cartridges

Nearly 25 percent of teens use e-cigarettes or vapes. Experts at Children's Minnesota found a cluster of cases of severe lung damage in teens and young adults that they believe to be linked to vaping. With vaping becoming a national epidemic, concerned parents and news outlets have turned to Children's for answers.

Children’s Minnesota reaches audiences across the country through coverage on the dangers of vaping

Children's Minnesota has garnered extensive national attention on the topic of vaping, and has become the thought leader on the subject.

Calendar of Events

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Book Launch & Fundraiser

February 1, 2020 5:30 p.m. – February 29, 2020 8 p.m.

Feb 24 Pregnancy and Infant Loss support group

February 24, 2020, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., St. Paul

Grand Rounds: Children’s Oral Food Challenge Program: Nearly 10 years of collaboration between Pediatric Allergists and Hospitalist Nurse Practitioners

February 27, 2020, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Minneapolis

News & Press Releases

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Children’s Minnesota Expands Neonatal Virtual Care Services

MINNEAPOLIS (Feb. 20, 2020) – Children’s Minnesota is launching neonatal virtual care partnerships with six hospitals across Minnesota and in Wisconsin. Physicians at partnering locations now have 24/7 access to Children’s Minnesota’s Level IV neonatal expertise, the highest designation by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Recently, Children's Minnesota neonatology program was also ranked among the top in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

Children’s Minnesota nurses honored with DAISY Award for nursing excellence

Congratulations to the three nurses who were honored with a DAISY Award for their above-and-beyond care at Children’s Minnesota.

Children’s Minnesota awarded $75,000 grant from UCare to support health equity initiatives

Children’s Minnesota was awarded a $75,000 grant from UCare, a Twin Cities-based health plan, to support health equity programs designed to advance intercultural awareness among employees and further cultivate community relationships.

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