Outstanding outcomes in infectious diseases

Choosing where to bring your child for infectious diseases care is a major decision. You need 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. They’re an objective way of gauging how good a hospital is at treating your child’s condition. As you’ll see, the infectious diseases outcomes at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota are outstanding.

The numbers below help show you how Children’s is delivering quality care. The categories are ones chosen by the Institute of Medicine as good measures of health care quality.

Finding new ways to improve comfort and care

At Children’s, we focus on research and innovations that make a difference at the bedside. 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 is engaged in many types of research, including investigator-initiated studies (led by a Children’s clinician), 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 infectious diseases research below.

  • “Surgery for pediatric invasive fungal sinonasal disease.” The Laryngoscope. September 18, 2013.
  • “Emergence of antiviral resistance during oral valganciclovir treatment of an infant with congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection.” Journal of Clinical Virology. 2013.



From improving day-to-day quality of life for children and teens to adopting cutting-edge technologies — we never stop reimagining health care.