Finding new ways to improve comfort and care

At Children’s Minnesota, we focus on research and innovations that make a difference in the care of our patients. From improving day-to-day quality of life for children and teens, to developing new pain management approaches and adopting cutting-edge technologies, our research is completely kid and family-focused.

Children’s Minnesota is engaged in many types of research, including investigator-initiated studies (led by one of our clinicians), as well as externally sponsored multicenter trials, observational studies and registries.

Research studies are ongoing in all areas of the hospital and clinics, but read more about some our recent genomic medicine research below.

  • Quality Improvement in Genetic Counseling Following a False Positive Newborn Screen Result for Cystic Fibrosis: Assessment of Parental Knowledge with the Use of an Educational Video. 2013
  • Deletion and frequency of renal anomalies in 22q11.2. 2013
  • Diagnosis of Mucopolysaccharidosis Disorders in Patients Presenting with Bilateral Hip Disease. 2013
  • Development and Validation of Newborn Screening Assays to Measure Biomarkers and Enzyme Levels in Biological Samples from Patients with a Lysosomal Storage Disorder and Their Relatives. 2013

We share our outcomes with you

Choosing where to bring your child for care is a major decision. We understand you want all the information you can get. And you want it in a clear, straightforward form that helps you make the right choice for your family.

That’s why we share our outcomes with you. In medicine, “outcomes” measure the end results of a treatment. By comparing our outcomes with those of other hospitals, locally and nationally, you can see how we rank in terms of keeping patients safe and healthy.

See how Children’s Minnesota ranks on six quality of care measures. Learn more.


At Children’s Minnesota, we know how important reliable information about conditions and illnesses is.