Welcome to the Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare newsroom. Gillette is the region’s only—and nation’s first—hospital dedicated to serving children, adolescents and adults who have disabilities and complex injuries. As a result, we’ve assembled a team of experts in some of the most highly specialized areas of pediatric medicine, including orthopedics, rehabilitation, craniofacial surgery, neurology and neurosurgery.

Our experts can comment on national and regional health trends, children’s safety topics (including window falls, helmet use, car seat and driving best practices, and water safety), and on a wide range of issues affecting people with disabilities. We can also offer compelling human interest stories featuring our children’s achievements—often, on an exclusive basis. Whatever your need, we strive to provide information and expert interviews as quickly as possible.

Contact Information:

To request an interview or receive a condition update on a patient, contact a member of Gillette’s public relations team. For after-hours requests, call the media pager at 612-580-2192. 

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Gillette News

A Legacy of Strength and Smiles

Lyn Baier knows what it’s like to deal with a challenge. As a math teacher she’s devoted herself to helping students reach their highest...

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Jackson Defies Gravity with ReWalk Robotic Exoskeleton

“I realized, you know, I have my brain, I have my smile, I have my body.  It’s just that I have to move around...

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Lots to Say About “Speechless”

Many Gillette families are already buzzing about the new ABC television sitcom “Speechless” set to premier on Wednesday, Sept. 21. ...

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Alexandra Redefines Perceptions

The invitations have been delivered, the cake ordered, the favors purchased. But as Caroline Estrada prepares for her daughter Alexandra’s 8th...

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Back to School Sleep Opens Eyes on Facebook

Gillette recently hosted a Facebook Live Q&A featuring John Garcia, MD, on back-to-school sleep issues. The pediatric sleep...

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Avery’s Story: Becoming a Back-to-School Model

This year’s back-to-school season is extra special for Avery Stier. The almost 13-year-old, who started sixth grade on Tuesday, loves everything...

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Gillette Experts Offer School Health Tips

Now that most children are back in school for the 2016-17 year, every parent's goal is to keep them in the classroom performing at a high level....

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IEP is an Important Tool for Education

The pencils are sharpened and the backpacks packed. Parents of children who have a disability know there’s another item on the back to school...

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Acupuncture May Yield Pain Relief for Kids Who Have Chronic Pain

It appears that acupuncture may be a viable option for pain management when it comes to pediatric patients who have complex medical conditions,...

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Care Coordination Helps Gillette Families in Greater Minnesota

Kent Dudley pushes a wheelchair up a ramp and into his specially equipped passenger van. He straps his child into the van, but he...

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Family Speaks Out on Dangers of Drinking and Driving

In the past five years, nearly 500 people died on Minnesota roads due to drunk driving-related crashes. So, when the Minnesota Department of Public...

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Steven Koop, MD, Has Put Patients First for 30 Years

Steven Koop, M.D., sits back in his chair, his long legs crossed casually, his hands folded in his lap as he listens intently to the young girl...

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