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.

Children’s Stories

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Why Children’s Minnesota employees give where they work

Did you know? Children's Minnesota is a non profit that relies on donations of all sizes. Our staff see the difference donations make, which is why many give where they work.

Work Here Wednesday: Speech pathologist

Anna Boyer used remarkable creativity to help a patient find her voice, and we're looking for a speech pathologist to help patients in St. Paul do the same.

Helping families navigate social factors that impact health – Community Connect featured as part of Minnesota Hospital Association campaign

Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) featured Children’s Minnesota’s innovative Community Connect program as part of MHA’s Healthy Communities campaign. The campaign highlights the work of hospitals throughout the state providing solutions and support beyond medical care that improve the health and lives of Minnesotans.

Why is hand washing so important?

Help your child stop the spread of germs by teaching them when they should wash their hands and the best way to wash their hands.

Coley and Bates

A multi-generational story: From patient to mother of a patient 29 years later

Children’s Minnesota stories stick with you for a lifetime. Sometimes these stories even stick with you for longer. This is the case with the Wright family. Former patient, Coley Wright, found herself in her parents’ shoes 29 years after her time at Children’s as a kid.

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Vaping, e-cigs and tampered cartridges

Nearly 25 percent of teens use e-cigarettes or vapes. Experts at Children's Minnesota found a cluster of cases of severe lung damage in teens and young adults that they believe to be linked to vaping. With vaping becoming a national epidemic, concerned parents and news outlets have turned to Children's for answers.

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.

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.

Calendar of Events

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Miracle on Marquette Avenue

December 11, 2019 4 p.m. – December 23, 2019 7 p.m., Minneapolis

Grand Rounds: Racist, prejudiced, and biased behavior by patients towards physicians of color

December 12, 2019, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Minneapolis

Grand Rounds: PED Talks – Clinician Experience: From first steps to finding purpose

December 19, 2019, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Minneapolis

News & Press Releases

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Monique DeWolf joins Children’s Minnesota Foundation Board of Directors

Children’s Minnesota Foundation announced the appointment of Monique DeWolf to its board of directors.

Children’s Minnesota Hospital Board of Directors Adds Five New Members

Children’s Minnesota announced the appointment of five new members to its hospital board of directors, as well as the full slate of officers and board members for 2020. Joining the hospital board of directors are Matt Bilunas, Linda Hall, Jim Leslie, Jill Schurtz and Carolyn Smallwood.

A successful send-off: Improving the inpatient discharge process

Our goal is to create a standard inpatient discharge process that ensures families feel comfortable, involved and equipped to care for their child at home.

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