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.

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.

Children’s Minnesota stories

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From the archives: Children’s Minnesota in the 1960s

In honor of our 100th anniversary, we're sharing compelling stories from the Children’s Minnesota archives. Here, we continue with the 1960s.

A visit to the Minnesota Capitol: Two students meet with legislators to effect change

Earlier this Spring, Children’s Minnesota brought a group of students from its Youth Advisory Council (YAC) to visit the Minnesota State Capitol and talk with legislators on issues that are important to them.

Meet the Team Superstars athletes running at Grandma’s Marathon weekend

We are excited to introduce you to the incredible kid experts and grateful families who are running at Grandma’s Marathon weekend 2024.

The Kid Experts bring car seat safety to the community

The injury prevention team at Children’s Minnesota has taken a proactive approach to help educate families about the importance of car seats and how to use them correctly.

Like father like son: Peter Pearson continues his dad’s music and storytelling legacy at Children’s Minnesota

Peter Pearson, marketing lead for community events and sponsorships, may have only officially joined the Kid Experts at Children’s Minnesota one year ago, but the Pearson family legacy began four decades prior with his dad, Jack Pearson.

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THC edibles in Minnesota: how parents can prevent accidental poisoning

While the products are intended only for adults, THC edibles often look like typical sweets and snacks that can be tempting to kids. Studies have found that THC poisoning in kids has been on the rise in recent years. The Kid Experts at Children's Minnesota offer steps families can take to keep THC away from kids.

CDC updates COVID-19 vaccine recommended wait time to eight weeks for some groups

On Feb. 22, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidelines to increase the wait time between the first and second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for some people.

My child has COVID-19! Now what?

My child has COVID-19! Now what? Dr. Gigi Chawla, vice president and chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, answers this question and more.

Calendar of events

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Day of the Dozers

September 21, 2024, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Elk River

News and press releases

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Hillery Smith Shay promoted to chief marketing and experience officer

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to announce the promotion of Hillery Smith Shay to chief marketing and experience officer, senior vice president of communications, effective immediately. In her elevated role, Shay will now be a part of the executive leadership team, reporting directly to President and CEO Dr. Marc Gorelick.  

Children’s Minnesota physicians named Top Doctors by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to have 174 physicians recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as 2024 Top Doctors. The 28th edition of the list includes hundreds of local physicians from across the Twin Cities in 46 specialties.

Jim Leste to depart Children’s Minnesota after 25 years of service

After 25 years of dedicated service, Jim Leste, our Vice President of Operations, is leaving Children’s Minnesota effective July 19th to pursue an exciting new opportunity as Chief Administrative Officer at The University of Iowa Health Care Stead Family Children’s Hospital.


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