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 Hospitals and Clinics of 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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Dr. David Hirschman

Children’s ER doctor talks Level I trauma center re-verification

The UnitedHealthcare® Pediatric Emergency Department and Level I Trauma Center at Children’s Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus is the state’s first and only Level I pediatric trauma center in a hospital dedicated solely to kids.

early childhood development

Children’s Pedcast: Developing the infant-toddler brain

Gigi Chawla, MD, and Mike Troy, PhD, talk about how children ages 0-3 can best learn and what parents need and don't need to raise a healthy child.

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19 tips for a better family camping experience

Take advantage of these tips to have a fun and safe trip.

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Target helps Children’s Minnesota expand Vida Sana program

A grant from Target Corporation will help expand Vida Sana, a community-based wellness initiative that helps Latino families in Minneapolis improve health and well-being.

Red-Vested Rockstar: Glenn Nylander

Why he rocks: “For most of my adult life I have felt the need to help those less fortunate.  Some of my volunteer work has been one on one, but for 10 years in the 90’s I headed up a large charitable garden project in Burnsville where we grew vegetables to give to food shelves, community centers and homes for the disadvantaged. In an average year we would grow about 4000 lbs of veggies that often was fed by our main crow…about 250 tomato plants.  That project, called Love Grows a Garden, ended when the area around the garden was bought by Fairview Ridges Hospital and is now a parking lot across the street from the main entrance.

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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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Eating Disorders

Get the facts on pediatric eating disorders from Children's Minnesota.

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Calendar of Events

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End-Of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ENLEC) Training Course

Jul 25, 2016 7:30 AM – Jul 26, 2016 3:30 PM, Minneapolis

Grand Rounds: Community Engagement at Children’s – Partnering with Latino families for health

Jul 28, 2016, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, Minneapolis

Pine Tree Apple Classic

Aug 04, 2016 7:30 AM – Aug 07, 2016 12:00 PM, White Bear Lake

News & Press Releases

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Children’s Minnesota Trauma Center Receives Level I Re-verification

Minneapolis, Minn. – (July 21, 2016) –The UnitedHealthcare® Pediatric Emergency Department and Level I Trauma Center at Children's Minnesota Minneapolis campus received re-verification maintaining its Level I pediatric trauma center status, the highest level offered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma. Receiving the Level I re-verification indicates that Children’s Minnesota continues to meet the highest standards of expertise and level of preparation to care for critically ill or injured children, furthering Children’s Minnesota’s commitment to families across the region. Children’s Minnesota first received Level I status in 2013, becoming the first pediatric-only hospital in the state to receive this recognition.

Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation gives Children’s Minnesota $1M

Investment will provide the most sophisticated equipment and technology available to treat pediatric neurological conditions

Children’s Minnesota Awarded Youth Wellness Grant by Target



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