Kids Health Matters

Meet Us Monday - Danielle Pricco, Registered Nurse
Sep 21, 2015

Meet Us Monday - Danielle Pricco, Registered Nurse

What is your position and role at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare? I have been a registered nurse on the Adult Inpatient Unit for just over three years.  My…
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Vaccination Isn’t a Question for Special Needs Kids
Sep 17, 2015

Vaccination Isn’t a Question for Special Needs Kids

With another flu season almost upon us, the annual debate over the flu shot has resurfaced.  Naysayers point out the ineffectiveness of last year’s flu vaccine —…
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Remembering Wren: A Family’s Tradition of Giving Back to Gillette
Sep 14, 2015

Remembering Wren: A Family’s Tradition of Giving Back to Gillette

Every year since 2010, Wren’s family, along with others in their community, celebrate the life of the playful, loving, happy little girl they once knew. “She loved to…
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Kids and Questions: Talking to Your Child’s Class About Disabilities
Sep 11, 2015

Kids and Questions: Talking to Your Child’s Class About Disabilities

Caroline, mom to a second-grader who has cerebral palsy, received some surprising news upon dropping her daughter off at school yesterday morning. It’s a new school for her…
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Meet Us Monday - Carol Sumerfelt, Physician Administrative Assistant
Sep 11, 2015

Meet Us Monday - Carol Sumerfelt, Physician Administrative Assistant

What is your position and role at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare? I’m a physician administrative assistant in pediatric neurology.  One of my favorite activities is &ldquo…
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Why Accessible Care Matters When Kids Have Complex Conditions
Sep 9, 2015

Why Accessible Care Matters When Kids Have Complex Conditions

A new report by the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation says that nearly half of Minnesota children struggle with challenges ranging from poverty and inadequate health care to lack of childhood…
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Changing Times, Unwavering Mission
Sep 7, 2015

Changing Times, Unwavering Mission

Watching the fire in a child’s eyes as he learns to walk again after a traumatic brain injury is inspirational. So is seeing a family rally around a…
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Meet Us Monday - Paula Vanderschaaf, Occupational Therapist
Sep 4, 2015

Meet Us Monday - Paula Vanderschaaf, Occupational Therapist

What is your position and role at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare? I am an Occupational Therapist (with an Assistive Technology Practitioner credential) who works mainly with outpatients at…
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What Our Level I Pediatric Trauma Center Means for Your Kids
Sep 3, 2015

What Our Level I Pediatric Trauma Center Means for Your Kids

No parent expects their otherwise-healthy child to sustain a serious injury. But when the unthinkable does happen, it’s crucial kids receive the best care available in the fastest…
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Disabilities Aren’t Always What Meets the Eye
Sep 2, 2015

Disabilities Aren’t Always What Meets the Eye

By Richard DiPrima, PsyD, LP Recently, a Colorado mother and her 10-year-old daughter, who has a genetic disorder, found an unpleasant note taped to their car windshield. The note accused…
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Meet Us Monday - Tysley Taylor, Human Resources
Aug 31, 2015

Meet Us Monday - Tysley Taylor, Human Resources

What is your position and role at Gillette? I am the newest Human Resources Generalist on the HR team.  I support 14 different departments at Gillette spanning three different VPs…
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