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Happy National Doctors Day from Gillette

Posted On: 03/29/2012

Categories: Events

From improving patients’ independence to offering families a level of pediatric expertise unavailable elsewhere, Gillette physicians make a tremendous difference in the lives of the children and families we serve. In honor of National Doctors Day, we’re sharing some little-known facts about our talented physicians here at Gillette. Did you know:

  • Gillette orthopedic surgeons travel annually to Quito, Ecuador to perform complex procedures on children, and to train South American physicians in the latest surgical techniques.
  • Our pediatric rehabilitation medicine group is the largest in the U.S.
  • Gillette’s specialty care focus attracts physicians from throughout the U.S. and beyond. Last year alone, we added more than 10 new doctors!
  • We have among the nation’s largest practice groups of board-certified pediatric orthopedic surgeons.
  • U.S. News & World Report recognizes Gillette as among the nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals in pediatric orthopedics and pediatric neurology/neurosurgery.

Do you have a special message for a doctor at Gillette? Leave a comment below!

Pediatric orthopedic surgeons Jim Gage, Steven Koop and Tom Novacheck are among the Gillette physicians who perform orthopedic care in Quito, Ecuador, in partnership with physicians from around the world.



Hi Dr. Novacheck.
My nephew has been at Gillettes since he has ben very young. Dominic is now 20. With the challenges of a family with CP it gets also challenging to find the right care. So I personally want to thank you for doing such a fabulous job taking such great care for him.  His parents can leave him for a couple of days if needed just knowing that he is in good hands. The surgeries you have performed on him were unbelievable. The kindness in your heart has demonstrated your professionalism not only as a Dr. but also as a man who cares for people. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts. ( our family is quite large so thats alot of hearts.)
Well I wish you many more great years of making another family as happy as ours has been. I know you have become a hero to alot of children.
God Bless

By Therese on 03/30/2012