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 Minnesota 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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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.

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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.

Business Coalition of the Equality becomes largest business coalition in support of legal LGBTQ equality

Dr. Marc Gorelick, president and CEO of Children’s Minnesota, endorsed joining the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Business Coalition for the Equality Act on behalf of Children’s Minnesota. It has grown to be the largest business coalition in support of legal LGBTQ equality.

Cullen’s resilience: first leukemia, now a tumor

Eleven-year-old Cullen isn’t going to let anything stop him. Amy and Matt describe their youngest son as feisty, funny and stubborn at times. That fighting spirit has served him well through not one, but two complex medical diagnoses in his young life.

Baby Ozzie’s wait for a heart begins after a life-saving doctor’s visit

Ozzie appeared to be healthy and happy after he was born in August 2020. But something changed in late December. Ozzie threw up after two of the morning feedings, something he had not done before.

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Health experts share their insights about COVID-19 and kids in Minnesota Family Physician magazine

In the fall 2020 edition of Minnesota Family Physician magazine, Children’s Minnesota clinicians shared their expertise on the impact COVID-19 has had on kids, covering COVID-19 epidemiology, clinical trends and mental health considerations.

Are COVID-19 and vaping connected? A pediatric pulmonologist explains.

For those who vape or smoke, the risks for complications if you get COVID-19 might be even greater. Dr. Anne Griffiths, a pediatric pulmonologist at Children’s Minnesota, explains the possible connection between vaping and COVID-19 complications.

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Tips to 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.

Calendar of Events

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Virtual Walk for Amazing

May 3, 2021 12 a.m. – May 14, 2021 11:59 p.m.

Virtual group: May 10 Pregnancy and Infant Loss support group

May 10, 2021, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Virtual group – May 13 Living with Grief: Grandparent/Aunt/Uncle program

May 13, 2021, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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Children’s Minnesota physician receives Emerging Scientist Award from Children’s Cancer Research Fund

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to announced Dr. Nathan Gossai has received an Emerging Scientist Award for 2021 from Children’s Cancer Research Fund. The award is a $100,000 grant designed to develop the independent research of exceptional investigators still early in their careers.

Hillery Smith Shay, MBA, joins Children’s Minnesota as vice president of marketing and communications

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to announce Hillery Smith Shay, MBA, as its new vice president of marketing and communications, effective immediately. In her new role, Shay will provide leadership and strategic direction for organizational communications, marketing and brand strategy, and outreach functions.

Children’s Minnesota’s president and CEO talks about the Chauvin verdicts and what’s ahead in the fight against systemic racism

After the Derek Chauvin guilty verdicts, Dr. Marc Gorelick, president and CEO of Children’s Minnesota, spoke with the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal about his reaction and the work that’s still ahead to ensure true equity.

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