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. 

Patty Dunn, Manager,
Communications and Advertising

Steve McCarthy,
Supervisor Communications Platforms

Nick Hanson,
Public Relations Specialist
Kristi Nelson,
Public Relations Specialist

Gillette News

Meet Us Monday - Greta Cunningham, Content Specialist

What is your position and role at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare? As a content specialist in the Communications and Advertising team...

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“My Body was Haunted” – Ali’s Recovery from Chronic Pain

When Ali Tokkesdal was still experiencing severe leg pain after several surgeries to repair a running injury, she felt like she had reached the...

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Study: Sleep Disorders Underreported, Commonly Untreated Among Cerebral Palsy Patients

When people think of sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), images of middle aged adults likely come to mind. However, a recent study...

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Family-Centered Rounding Improves Communication, Care

Patients and families who spend time on a Gillette inpatient unit might notice that traditional bedside rounding has a new look and feel. In August...

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Nurses Find Friendship and Inspiration at Gillette

A young mother, overwhelmed with caring for her newborn son who has quadriplegic cerebral palsy, meets a pediatric intensive care nurse in the...

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Nurse-Led Innovations Improve Patient Safety and Satisfaction

Nurses on Gillette’s Orthopedics/Surgical Unit recently piloted a new idea: Using magnetic signs to provide visual, family-friendly medicine...

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Music Video Highlights Resilience, Joy of Kids Facing Long Recoveries

There are few things in this world more powerful than a child’s smile. For children on the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Gillette...

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Gillette Launches Emojability Keyboard App

Gillette children, families and people across the globe who have disabilities will be able to express their unique experiences like never...

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Maddy’s Life Without Barriers

“She’s a warrior,” says Rachelle Lavalier of her confident and spirited daughter, Maddy. “She doesn’t have any barriers,...

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The Brain, Electricity, and Neurodiagnostics

Editor’s note:  In celebration of Neurodiagnostics Week, we’re pleased to share a guest article from Sarah Larson, an...

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Hunter Overcomes Bullying with a Little Help from His Friends

What do you do when your child is afraid to go to school? When Stacy Soman’s son Hunter started being bullied consistently last year, this...

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Honoring Our Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

April 10 marked the beginning of national volunteer week, and as we reflect on all of the work done by Gillette volunteers over the course of the...

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