Children's Minnesota

Children’s Minnesota is the seventh largest pediatric health system in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children’s serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 12 primary and specialty care clinics and six rehabilitation sites. Additionally, Children’s is Minnesota's only Level I pediatric trauma center inside a hospital dedicated solely to children.Children’s maintains its longstanding commitment to the community to improve children’s health by providing high-quality, family-centered pediatric services and advancing those efforts through research and education. This work is made possible in large part by generous philanthropic and volunteer support from individuals and organizations throughout the state and region. An award-winning health system, Children’s is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital. Please visit


Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Awarded “Leapfrog Top Hospital” Designations for Quality and Efficiency

The Leapfrog Group’s annual list of top hospitals named Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota’s Minneapolis and St. Paul hospitals as two of the top seven pediatric hospitals in the country for quality and efficiency. This is the second year in a row Children’s has been recognized by the Leapfrog Group. Children’s was the only pediatric hospital in the five-state-region to receive a 2010 Leapfrog award.

Children’s has been undergoing a physical transformation over the last few years with the expansion and redevelopment of both the Minneapolis and St. Paul hospitals. As part of this effort, Children’s adopted LEAN practices to encourage greater efficiency both in the design of the new hospital spaces, and also in how employees can better utilize resources to delver efficient, high quality care. Initial results have shown drastically decreased wait times, reductions in supply costs, increased privacy for families, and greatly improved customer satisfaction scores.

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Again Ranked Among Nation's Best by U.S. News & World Report

For the fourth consecutive year, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has been ranked among the top pediatric hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report's annual America's Best Children's Hospitals survey .

Children's was the only pediatric hospital in Minnesota to be recognized among the top 30 pediatric hospitals for neonatal care – the care of infants born prematurely or with other complications. Children’s takes care of the largest number of high-risk babies in the state and has a long track record for excellence in clinical outcomes as well as research and care innovation .

“This recognition is a reflection of the expertise and dedication that our physicians, nurses and staff bring to patients and families every day,” said Alan L. Goldbloom, MD, president and CEO of Children’s. “It is an honor to be recognized for outstanding neonatal care. We are proud to serve this community and we remain committed to providing the best possible care for patients and their families.”