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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Child Life specialist uses iPad to help distract patient from procedures.

How distraction can help kids cope under stress

Playing a game by yourself might help reduce pain, but playing with someone through your medical event is likely to be much more effective.

What’s so special about special events?

The Child Life Department at Children's Minnesota plans special events to help create memories and playtime for patients, families, staff and the community.

Midwest Fetal Care Center team of doctors

Children’s Minnesota certified as Level I Children’s Surgery Center by American College of Surgeons

Children’s is the first and only hospital system in Minnesota and the thirteenth center in the nation to earn Level I verification.

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Child Life Services uses play to support patients and families

Child Life focuses on age appropriate play and education to help patients understand ad cope with procedures and other experiences at Children's Minnesota.

Nurse instructing how to use an inhaler.

$500,000 Kohl’s grant makes breathing and learning easier for Twin Cities students with asthma

Children’s is using the $500,000 from Kohl’s Cares to provide resources to Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools to help kids struggling with asthma.

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Clinicians from the Midwest Fetal Care Center.

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.

Medicaid and its impact on our kids banner

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.

Clinicians from the Midwest Fetal Care Center.

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.

Calendar of Events

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Grand Rounds: My stomach hurts: Approach to chronic abdominal pain

March 21, 2019, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Minneapolis

Rock the Cradle 2019

March 24, 2019, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Minneapolis

Grand Rounds: JUUL, Vaping and E-cigarettes

March 28, 2019, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Minneapolis

News & Press Releases

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Maria Christu recipient of Women’s Health Leadership TRUST award

Maria Christu, JD, chief legal officer and vice president of advocacy and health policy, was selected as a recipient of the 2019 Women’s Health Leadership TRUST Collaboration and Partnerships award.

Children’s Minnesota supports asthma management in schools through its $500,000 grant from Kohl’s Cares

Children’s Minnesota is using a $500,000, two-year grant from Kohl’s Cares to provide resources to Minneapolis and St. Paul Public Schools and the KIPP charter school.

Winter weather closures February 20, 2019

Due to winter weather conditions, some of our clinics’ hours are affected.

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