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 ranks on six quality of care measure. Learn more.

Making headway in brain and nervous system 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 clinician), as well as externally sponsored multicenter trials, observational studies and registries.

Research studies are ongoing in all areas of the hospital and clinics. To highlight a few, our neuroscience program:

  • Made significant contributions to national research in the areas of epilepsy, neuro-oncology and mitigating the impact of brain injuries with induced hypothermia or “brain cooling.”
  • Helped bring 10 new anti-seizure medications to market in collaboration with Minnesota Epilepsy Group.
  • Helped develop and contribute to participate with a database for children with tuberous sclerosis complex, a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form in many different organs, primarily in the brain, eyes, heart, kidneys, skin and lungs


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