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 Minnesota launches first exclusively pediatric heart transplant program in the state

Children’s Minnesota is proud to announce it has received certification from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for its Heart Failure and Heart Transplant (HFHT) program. This is the first exclusively pediatric heart transplant program in Minnesota, providing the most comprehensive pediatric cardiology services in the region.

Work Here Wednesday: Lab positions open

Medical laboratory professionals play a key role in every aspect of health care. Interested in starting your career at Children’s Minnesota? Check out some of the openings in our labs.

COVID-19 testing for kids at Children’s Minnesota

We are currently offering COVID-19 testing for kids, with or without symptoms, at Children’s Minnesota at any of our 12 Children's Minnesota primary care clinics.

The heart transplant that saved Blake’s life

Read more about the heart transplant that saved Blake's life at Children's Minnesota.

Caring for COVID-19 at home: The Moses family’s story

Hear about the Moses family’s story of caring for COVID-19 at home.

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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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Sibshops – Virtual program

March 7, 2021, 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Virtual group: March 8 Pregnancy and Infant Loss support group

March 8, 2021, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Virtual Group: March 9 Diabetes Connect

March 9, 2021, 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

News & Press Releases

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Children’s Minnesota opens registration for Virtual Walk for Amazing

The fundraising event encourages participants to connect with family and friends through virtual healthy activities during two weeks in May.

Children’s Minnesota receives heart transplant certification

Children’s Minnesota announced it received the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) certification of its Heart Failure and Heart Transplant program.

“Black Men in White Coats” panel: Why representation in health care and STEM is important

“It’s important that as a community we work hard to defeat the monster of low expectations. Most kids in elementary school, regardless of race or background, are equally interested in the same things,” said Andrew Kiragu, MD, pediatric critical care, Children’s Minnesota. “But unfortunately, somewhere along the way for young black boys, these dreams slowly fade away. And part of that is, lower expectations presented to them and lack of role models. This is why it’s important for those of us in medicine, engineering, etc. to reach back and give an example to excite them the possibilities that are ahead of them.”

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