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.

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Robyn Gizzi, APRN, CNP, named Minnesota’s Pediatric Nurse Practitioner of the Year

Congratulations to Robyn Gizzi, APRN, CNP, for being named Minnesota’s Pediatric Nurse Practitioner of the Year by the Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (MN NAPNAP)!

COVID-19 and sports: Which sports are safe for kids to play?

Learn more about the safety and risk of playing sports during COVID-19.

Sarah opens up about pregnancy loss: She offers tips for support

When families experience a pregnancy loss, it is important to lead with empathy. Empathy can be brief and powerful, and it can help the person feel understood and cared for during an often scary, emotionally difficult time. Sarah, who has suffered through three miscarriages, shared some of her reflections on the experience and advice on supporting families.

What parents should know about pronouns

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, medical director of the Children’s Minnesota Gender Health Program, shares what parents should know about pronouns and how we can start talking about pronouns in day-to-day life.

Freya learns to walk again through virtual care

Freya's mom has been surprised at the progress her daughter has made working with her physical therapist over virtual care. The family lives three hours from the Twin Cities and they've found few options nearby that fit Freya’s needs.

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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.

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Calendar of Events

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Announcing the launch of Children’s Minnesota Virtual Grand Rounds

April 20, 2020 8 a.m. – December 25, 2020 9 a.m.

VIRTUAL Day of the Dozers

August 15, 2020 9 a.m. – December 31, 2020 11:59 p.m.

Virtual group: November 9 Pregnancy and Infant Loss support group

November 9, 2020, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

News & Press Releases

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Celebrating 10 years of partnership between Children’s Minnesota and Ridgeview

Ten years ago, Children’s Minnesota began partnering with Ridgeview in Waconia to bring a higher level of neonatal care to communities in the southwest metro. Since then, Ridgeview, in collaboration with Children’s Minnesota, has cared for nearly 1,500 infants at its Level II neonatal care unit (NCU) that features 7 private rooms and 13 total beds. In fact, the NCU at Ridgeview was set up to mirror the layout of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Children’s Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis.

Robyn Gizzi, APRN, CNP, named Minnesota’s Pediatric Nurse Practitioner of the Year

Congratulations to Robyn Gizzi, APRN, CNP, for being named Minnesota’s Pediatric Nurse Practitioner of the Year by the Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (MN NAPNAP)!

COVID-19 vaccine statement by infectious disease experts from Minnesota and Wisconsin

Children’s Minnesota has released a statement on behalf of nearly 100 infectious disease clinicians and researchers from Minnesota and Wisconsin, writing to share our perspective on COVID-19 vaccination.

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