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.

Children’s Minnesota Stories

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Children’s Hospital Association pledges $447,950 to Children’s Minnesota

Grants from CHA support programs across the health care system, from child life in the emergency department to mental health services for vulnerable children.

Children’s Minnesota employee resource groups host panel discussion about the COVID-19 vaccine

Leaders from Children’s Minnesota employee resource groups presented “Why should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?” Panelists spoke on medical mistrust in communities of color, shared why they will take the vaccine and provided science-based information to help individuals make an informed decision on whether or not to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

Saved by her helmet: Genevieve’s sledding story

We all understand how important helmets are when biking, but what about sledding? Children's Minnesota nurse, Jessica, shares how a helmet protected her daughter's head while sledding.

Virtual interview event: Medical assistants and licensed practical nurses

From Jan. 25 through Feb. 5, Children’s Minnesota is hosting a virtual interview event for medical assistants and licensed practical nurses (LPNs)—we’re interviewing all qualified candidates.

Tiny twins with a big fight: Conjoined sisters survive separation

Remi and Reese were born as conjoined twins. Read their amazing story of resilience and strength through their separation surgery.

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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 group: January 25 Pregnancy and Infant Loss support group

January 25, 2021, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Virtual group: February 8 Pregnancy and Infant Loss support group

February 8, 2021, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Virtual Group: February 9 Diabetes Connect

February 9, 2021, 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

News & Press Releases

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The Mother Baby Center launches rebrand campaign focused on personalized care, reflecting diversity

The Mother Baby Center, a partnership between Allina Health and Children’s Minnesota, announced the launch of its rebrand campaign which includes illustrations by a local artist, Kprecia Ambers, depicting images of the diverse communities it serves.

Children’s Minnesota Specialty Center – Lakeville for health care professionals

Soon you’ll be able to find the Children’s Minnesota care you trust in the south metro! The new Children’s Minnesota Specialty Center – Lakeville will offer rehabilitation and behavioral health services in 2021.

Deb Lindberg recognized for her remarkable care with 2020 EPFCC Award

Join us in congratulating 2020’s recipient of the Excellence in Patient- and Family-Centered Care (EPFCC) Award: Deb Lindberg, registered nurse (RN) on 7th floor at the Minneapolis hospital.

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