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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Minnesota Twins players bring smiles to patients during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Minnesota Twins players and Twins mascot, T.C. Bear, visited patients at Children's Minnesota on Wednesday, September 11, in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness month and their partnership with Children’s during our Shine Bright for Cancer Kids campaign.

Work Here Wednesday: Environmental services week

At Children’s Minnesota, the environmental services (EVS) team plays a vital role in keeping patients, staff and visitors safe by preventing hospital-acquired infections through their diligent cleaning processes and special care of patient rooms and public spaces.

Kohl’s grant supports Children’s Minnesota program addressing kids’ community health needs

To support Children's efforts to address the social determinants of health, Kohl's Cares funded a generous $500,000, two-year grant for the Community Connect program at the Minneapolis hospital.

What parents need to know about suicide

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in young people in Minnesota. While it's a difficult topic to discuss, Dr. Julie Erickson, LP, PhD, shares what parents need to know about depression and suicide.

Minnesota Perinatal Organization conference

The Minnesota Perinatal Organization conference is Sept. 19-20, 2019. Four Children’s-affiliated speakers are presenting state-of-the-art information on obstetric and newborn care practices.

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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. Recently, Children’s noticed a cluster of cases of severe lung damage that doctors believe are linked to vaping.

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.

Children’s Minnesota’s Jim Leste named to Nexus board of directors

Jim Leste, vice president of support operations, interim senior director of surgical specialties at Children's Minnesota was named to the Nexus board of directors.

Calendar of Events

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1st Annual Twin Cities Pediatrics Update

September 19, 2019 8 a.m. – September 20, 2019 3:30 p.m., St. Paul

Soups on for Kids

September 19, 2019, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saint Paul

Swing for the Children

September 23, 2019, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Oakdale

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Children’s Minnesota Top Doctors recognized by Minnesota Monthly Magazine

Children’s is proud to congratulate the 173 physicians who were recognized as 2019 Top Doctors by Minnesota Monthly magazine. The annual list is determined by a survey of 10,000 licensed Minnesota doctors who were asked to name up to three doctors in a specialty category. The list is published in the September issue of the magazine and online.

Children’s Minnesota receives $500,000 Kohl’s Cares grant to bolster program addressing community health needs for kids

Children’s Minnesota announced it received a $500,000 two-year grant from Kohl’s Cares to support the health system’s Community Connect program, an innovative initiative that goes beyond basic medical care to support the social determinants of health impacting kids.

Minnesota Perinatal Organization conference

The Minnesota Perinatal Organization conference is Sept. 19-20, 2019. Four Children’s-affiliated speakers are presenting state-of-the-art information on obstetric and newborn care practices.

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