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University of Minnesota

The campaign for Children's Health

Because a world-class hospital makes a world of difference to a child.

Adopt A Room

When you adopt a room at University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital, you play an integral part in healing the critically ill and injured children we serve. Our private, customized rooms promote better health outcomes and accelerate healing through their research-based, family-centered design and smart-room technology.

Promoting healing

Adopt A Room
  • Adopt A Rooms are 35 percent larger than national standards and provide the privacy, comfort, and infection control that critically ill children need.
  • In-room video conferencing helps patients stay connected with family, friends, and school.
  • Advanced technology in each room helps to increase a child’s sense
    of normalcy, while improving treatment
    and recovery participation.

Meeting families' needs

Every Adopt A Room includes these family-friendly features:

Adopt A Room
  • A large-screen television, computer, video conferencing, and a bedside console that lets patients control almost all of the amenities.
  • Comfortable sleeping accommodations for two family members and ample storage.
  • A table for sharing a meal or time together and a mini-kitchen,
    with a microwave and mini-fridge.

How can I adopt a room?

Adopt A Room
  • Individuals, families, or groups can honor someone special in their lives by sponsoring an Adopt A Room for $200,000. (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit rooms, which require less customization, can be adopted for $100,000.) Both options are payable over five years.
  • Many companies adopt a room through a five-year plan, hosting fundraising events that build a sense of community within their employees.
  • For more information about adopting
    a room, contact Nicholas Engbloom
    at 612-626-8429 or

Who has adopted a room?

Adopt A Room

Contact us

For more information about adopting a room, contact Nicholas Engbloom at 612-626-8429 or