Inside Gillette Blog

Remembering a Gillette Hero

Posted On: 05/25/2011

It’s Harmon Killebrew Day in Minnesota, and we’re joining fans across the nation in celebrating a true hero. The baseball great was a generous supporter of Gillette and Children’s Miracle Network.

Gillette patient John Kuziej, now 16, says he looks back fondly on meeting Harmon Killebrew at the Metrodome. A longtime Gillette supporter, Killebrew also visited patients at our hospital in St. Paul.

Gillette Ranked Among Best in Nation for Orthopedics, Neurology/Neurosurgery

Posted On: 05/16/2011

This spring is an exciting time for everyone here at Gillette — and it’s not just because our healing garden and expanded surgical suites will open in only a few weeks. Springtime also brings U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. This year, we have even greater cause for excitement (and pride!) because Gillette has been ranked 25th in the nation for orthopedics and 44th in the nation for neurology/neurosurgery. That’s not all. Gillette is the only Twin Cities children’s hospital to be recognized for these two areas of care.

We’ve been providing top-quality pediatric orthopedic care since our hospital was founded by Dr. Arthur Gillette, himself an orthopedist. Today, more than 100 years later, we occupy the largest market-share among Twin Cities hospitals for pediatric orthopedics. Similarly, Gillette excels in pediatric neurology and neurosurgery services. Each year, our neurosurgeons perform more surgeries to help kids whose muscle tightness impacts their movement than any other hospital in the five-state region.

While U.S. News & World Report recognized two key areas of care, we know that all of our unique specialties and services — from orthopedics and neurosurgery to inpatient rehabilitation and craniofacial surgery — make Gillette an invaluable resource for children. And not just children here in Minnesota. Families from throughout the country — and, around the world — seek out Gillette. Why? Because we have the specialty care knowledge to remove barriers, and expand possibilities, for the children we serve.

Click here to read the news release with more on our rankings.