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.

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From the archives: Children’s Minnesota in the 1950s

The history of Children’s Minnesota is much more than buildings, names and dates. Who were the people behind the facts? What were their struggles and triumphs? In honor of our 100th anniversary, we're sharing compelling stories from the Children’s Minnesota archives, each month featuring a different decade. Here, we continue with the 1950s.

Highlighting our nurses for Nurses Month

In honor of Nurses Month, we’re highlighting nurses from various care communities, specialties and roles.

Grace, RN, shares what it’s like to work on our inpatient mental health unit

Grace, RN, shares what it's like to work on inpatient mental health unit for Mental Health Awareness Month.

Nikki’s lifelong fight with cystic fibrosis: a story of resiliency

Nikki was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) at the age of 5 and has been fighting through it since. Nikki is now 48 and credits this to Children's Minnesota. "Children's Minnesota helped set the foundation for me to live longer than expected."

Audiologist talks about her role at Children’s Minnesota

In celebration of National Speech-Language-Hearing Month, we sat down with Jesi Novak, Au.D., CCC-A, PASC, lead audiologist, to learn more about her role at Children’s Minnesota.

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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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Children’s Minnesota Golf Benefit

June 3, 2024, 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Dellwood

News and press releases

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Mental health day program expands to kids ages 6 and older in Roseville

The partial hospitalization program (PHP) at Children’s Minnesota Mental Health Specialty Clinic in Roseville, which provides structured, outpatient therapy for children and teens struggling with emotional and behavioral concerns, now treats kids as young as 6 years old.

Pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Amy Bruzek brings unique brachial plexus, peripheral nerve expertise to neurosurgery team

The neurosurgery program at Children’s Minnesota has the largest team of pediatric neurosurgeons in the region, including Dr. Amy Bruzek, who joined the program last summer. Dr. Bruzek has special expertise in peripheral nerve surgery to treat brachial plexus injury, as well as single-level and multi-level laminectomies selective dorsal rhizotomies for spasticity.

MHA honors Hillery Shay with Retention and Resiliency award

Hillery is one of 40 hospital and health systems teams and individuals from across Minnesota recognized by MHA for their efforts to bolster the health care workforce and improve quality and safety.


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