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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Preparing for a hospital stay

Dr. Lindsey Yock, hospitalist, shares how parents can prepare their child for an overnight visit to the hospital.

Callen with mom

Why I Walk for Amazing: Callen’s Story

Callen was diagnosed with Coarctation of the Aorta (CoA) a few weeks after birth but that doesn't stop him from sharing his big heart and smile with the world.

Elsie as a child

Why I Walk for Amazing: Elsie’s Story

Paul Fletcher, local radio station Cities 97 host, shares his Children's story and why he's walking for amazing on Saturday, June 9.

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Planning a healthy and safe spring break

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, shares tips on keeping kids healthy during spring break travel.

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In the Crosshairs of Gun Violence: Our Children

Gun violence is a public health issue. Similar to other public health issues, we can’t tackle them with one single answer.

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Medicaid and its impact on our kids

As the health care industry faces a time of unprecedented change, we remain committed to providing exceptional care to all children and their families, regardless of their ability to pay.

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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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Influenza

Get all the facts on influenza from Children's infectious disease experts.

Calendar of Events

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Star Gala

April 21, 2018 6 p.m. – April 22, 2018 12 a.m., Minneapolis

Grand Rounds: Lee H. Prewitt Memorial Lecture

April 26, 2018, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Minneapolis

Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse Certification Review Seminar

April 27, 2018, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Minneapolis

News & Press Releases

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Winter weather closures April 15, 2018

Due to winter weather conditions, our Metropeds Burnsville Clinic is closed for Sunday appointments.

Collaborating on new therapies for hypoplastic left heart syndrome

Children’s Minnesota and Mayo Clinic recently announced a formal collaboration focused on developing new treatments to prevent heart failure for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a rare form of congenital heart disease in which the left side of a child’s heart is severely underdeveloped.

Dr. Angela Goepferd selected as Business of Pride honoree

Dr. Angela Goepferd, director of medical education at Children's, was selected as a 2018 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Business of Pride honoree.

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