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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Family Advisory Council seeking applicants

Children's Minnesota is accepting applications for the Family Advisory Council (FAC). We spoke with current FAC members Becky, Willette and Wendy to learn more about why they are part of this group.

Children’s Hospitals Golf Benefit winners set to compete at the Audi Quattro Cup World Finals

Gregg and Beth Cummings participated in the 28th annual Children’s Hospitals Golf Benefit as a fun way to give back to an organization they love, but golf isn’t the only connection the couple has to Children’s.

Work Here Wednesday: Minnetonka Surgery Center team

On September 24, Children’s Minnetonka Surgery Center is celebrating 25 remarkable years of service. To commemorate this milestone, we’re highlighting three employees who have worked at this location since it opened in 1994.

Iraa in hospital

Children’s Minnesota helps Iraa Shine Bright while battling cancer

Two-year-old Iraa is described by her father, Dr. Pankaj Nagaraj, as an outgoing, bright and fun-loving girl. But it’s hard for kids like Iraa to Shine Bright in the face of cancer or other serious illnesses.

Minnesota Twins players with hospital gowns

Minnesota Twins players bring smiles to patients during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Minnesota Twins players and Twins mascot, T.C. Bear, visited patients at Children's Minnesota on Wednesday, September 11, in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness month and their partnership with Children’s during our Shine Bright for Cancer Kids campaign.

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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. Recently, Children’s noticed a cluster of cases of severe lung damage that doctors believe are linked to vaping.

What parents need to know about e-cigarettes and vaping

Nearly 25 percent of teens use battery-powered smoking devices known as e-cigarettes or vapes. Dr. Gigi Chawla shares more about these devices and how to deter your teen from using them.

Children’s Minnesota’s Jim Leste named to Nexus board of directors

Jim Leste, vice president of support operations, interim senior director of surgical specialties at Children's Minnesota was named to the Nexus board of directors.

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Children’s Minnesota and Capture receive Honorable Mention in Ragan’s Health Care PR and Marketing Awards for patient family video

Children’s Minnesota and Capture recently received honorable mention in Ragan’s Health Care PR and Marketing Awards in the video category for the Star Gala Koch Family Video. Ragan’s award celebrates teams, organizations, consultants and agencies who have redefined the field with their groundbreaking work.

Children’s Minnesota Top Doctors recognized by Minnesota Monthly Magazine

Children’s is proud to congratulate the 173 physicians who were recognized as 2019 Top Doctors by Minnesota Monthly magazine.

Children’s Minnesota receives $500,000 Kohl’s Cares grant to bolster program addressing community health needs for kids

Children’s Minnesota announced it received a $500,000 two-year grant from Kohl’s Cares to support the health system’s Community Connect program, an innovative initiative that goes beyond basic medical care to support the social determinants of health impacting kids.

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