Address: 345 North Smith Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102
Main Hospital Phone Number: (651) 220-6110
Specialty Unit Webpage: https://www.childrensmn.org

At Children’s Minnesota, we get to see amazing every day. The fighting spirit of a 24-week-old preemie. The resilient five-year-old learning to walk again. And the sense of pure optimism we see in every child. We believe children are the most amazing people on earth—and that drives us to do everything we can to live up to the privilege of caring for them.
Children’s Minnesota is:

One of the largest freestanding pediatric health systems in the United States—with two hospitals, 12 primary care clinics and six rehabilitation and nine specialty care sites.
The only health system and Level I Trauma Center in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children from before birth through young adulthood.

The first and only hospital system in Minnesota and the thirteenth center in the nation to be verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons.

An award-winning health system, regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital.
An independent and not-for-profit system (since 1924).

Address: 200 East University Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55101
Main Hospital Phone Number: (651) 221-2848
Specialty Unit Webpage: https://www.gillettechildrens.org

If your pediatrician or primary care provider has referred you to Gillette, it’s likely because your child has a medical need that’s more complicated than a typical childhood illness and requires specialized care.

Whether your child needs long-term treatment for a chronic condition or disability, or short-term care to help them through an immediate health issue, Gillette is the right place for you and your family.

Because we understand and treat the rarest and most complex musculoskeletal and neurological conditions, we’re the best at treating less severe cases as well.

Expertise for You and Your Family

When you come to Gillette, your child will receive care from some of the nation’s top surgeons and physicians in numerous specialties. Our medical staff is internationally recognized for excellence in surgical, medical and rehabilitative care. Many of our specialists have completed pediatric fellowships, so they’ll have an in-depth knowledge of your child’s medical needs.

We structure our care model around your child’s needs, focusing on conditions such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and rare genetic disorders such as Rett syndrome. Our care model is clinically integrated, meaning that we bring together experts from many areas to take care of all of your child’s needs at once, often during one visit. We believe this care model helps your child achieve the best possible outcome.

Address: 701 Park Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Main Hospital Phone Number: (612) 873-2677
Specialty Unit Webpage: https://www.hcmc.org

About Hennepin Healthcare

Hennepin Healthcare is an integrated system of care that includes a nationally recognized Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, an acute care hospital, as well as a clinic system with primary care clinics located in Minneapolis and across Hennepin County. The healthcare system includes a 484-bed academic medical center, a large outpatient Clinic & Specialty Center, and a network of clinics downtown, in the North Loop, Whittier, East Lake Street neighborhoods of Minneapolis, and in suburban communities of Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, Richfield, and St. Anthony Village. Hennepin Healthcare has a large psychiatric program, home care, and hospice, and operates a research institute, innovation center, and philanthropic foundation. The system is operated by Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc., a subsidiary corporation of Hennepin County.
Our Mission
We partner with our community, our patients and their families to ensure access to outstanding care while improving health and wellness through teaching, patient and community education, and research.
Our Values

Patient & Family-Centered

Address: 2025 East River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Main Hospital Phone Number: (612) 596-6100
Main Hospital Phone Number: (218) 786-4540
Specialty Unit Webpage: https://www.duluthchildrens.org
Address: 2450 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Main Hospital Phone Number: (612) 273-2000
Specialty Unit Webpage: https://www.mhealth.org/childrens

Our Mission and Vision

Together, we transform the health of children.
To bring hope and healing to the children and families we serve by caring for one child at a time, while advancing education, research, and care on behalf of all children. By working as one health care team centered on our patients, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital along with the entire Fairview system will create exceptional care experiences for children and their families in Minnesota and around the world.
Our Beliefs

The child comes first.
The child and family are the drivers of decision making.
Families are the child’s primary strength and support and are key partners in the inter-disciplinary team.
Education and research are critical to the care we provide. We continually drive to discover new knowledge that directly and positively impacts the care we provide.
All care is developmentally and culturally appropriate.

Our Guiding Principles

We deliver an exceptional and seamless patient and family centered experience.
We value, champion and live team-based care. We are ONE interdisciplinary health care team.
We embrace the spirit of children
We research to discover and deliver leading-edge treatments and cures for every child we serve.
We educate the current and next generation of pediatric medical professionals.
We are an academic pediatric health care system. We are known for highly specialized pediatric care locally, nationally, and internationally.
We serve our local communities as their community hospital.
We embrace a culture of quality and performance excellence and use measurement and meaningful data to drive improvement.
We use our resources effectively to improve quality and patient experience while reducing the overall cost of care to our patients and their families.

Address: 200 First Street, SW
Rochester, MN 55905
Main Hospital Phone Number: (507) 284-2511

Mayo Clinic Mission and Values

To inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education and research.
Primary value
The needs of the patient come first.
Value statements
These values, which guide Mayo Clinic’s mission to this day, are an expression of the vision and intent of our founders, the original Mayo physicians and the Sisters of Saint Francis.

Treat everyone in our diverse community, including patients, their families and colleagues, with dignity.

Adhere to the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and personal responsibility, worthy of the trust our patients place in us.

Provide the best care, treating patients and family members with sensitivity and empathy.

Inspire hope and nurture the well-being of the whole person, respecting physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Value the contributions of all, blending the skills of individual staff members in unsurpassed collaboration.

Infuse and energize the organization, enhancing the lives of those we serve, through the creative ideas and unique talents of each employee.

Deliver the best outcomes and highest quality service through the dedicated effort of every team member.

Sustain and reinvest in our mission and extended communities by wisely managing our human, natural and material resources.

Address: 2525 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404-4518
Main Hospital Phone Number: (612) 813-6100

Comprehensive cleft and craniofacial services
The pediatric craniofacial specialists at Children’s care for most of the children in Minnesota (and the surrounding states) who have cleft and craniofacial conditions. Led by our ENT and facial plastic surgeons, our team treats everything from cleft lip and palate to rare craniofacial conditions at four clinic locations.

Our program is accredited by the American Cleft and Palate-Craniofacial Association, which provides a standard for team care. We approach each child’s treatment by drawing on the expertise of a multidisciplinary team.

Complex conditions such as cleft lip and palate and craniofacial disorders require coordinated care from multiple providers.  Organizing care can be challenging. We do everything we can to enable patients to see all the necessary providers at one time, and to give those providers an opportunity to discuss recommendations and make plans together, in the same room, with the patient and family present. Our experts provide recommendations while relying on parents’ guidance and feedback. As patients become teenagers, we encourage them to participate in planning for treatment and surgeries.
Our philosophy of care for cleft and craniofacial conditions
Our goal is to make sure that children with cleft lip and palate or craniofacial conditions have the same opportunities in life as any other child — to grow in confidence, excel in school and have fun with their peers.

We believe in:

Making a unique, comprehensive plan for each person. We address complicated cleft and craniofacial issues one step at a time, with expertise in audiology, dentistry, surgery, speech and language, otolaryngology and orthodontics.

Taking on the most challenging cases. As the foremost pediatric craniofacial specialists in the area, we diagnose and treat the rarest and most complicated conditions. We see about 350 patients in our cleft and craniofacial clinic each year.

Focusing on long-term wellbeing. Our team helps families prepare for the future by outlining what to expect during the first year of life and beyond for a child with cleft or craniofacial issues.


For questions or to make an appointment, please call the cleft and craniofacial clinic at 612-813-6888.


Save the date for the Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic Family Fun Day on July 29, 2019.

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Prenatal to young adult care for cleft and craniofacial conditions
We begin caring for some patients before they’re even born. We offer prenatal consultations to ease worries, answer questions about what to expect, and introduce parents to the team members that will be a part of their child’s treatment. We see most of our patients for years, often through their final surgeries as they enter adulthood.

Pediatric craniofacial experts
The team of pediatric craniofacial specialists at Children’s  is lead  by ENT and facial plastics surgery and others on the team may include  oral and maxillofacial surgeons, neurosurgeons, speech pathologists, audiologists, orthotists, dentists, orthodontists, physical therapists, genetic counselors, geneticists, psychologists and social workers.

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