Newsroom

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
651-229-1753
Patty.Dunn@gillettechildrens.com

Steve McCarthy,
Supervisor Communications Platforms
651-578-5231
SteveWMcCarthy@gillettechildrens.com

Nick Hanson,
Public Relations Specialist
651-310-1835
NickHanson@gillettechildrens.com
Kristi Nelson,
Public Relations Specialist
651-325-2335
KristiJNelson@gillettechildrens.com

Gillette News

Care Coordination Helps Gillette Families in Greater Minnesota
08/24/2016

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
08/23/2016

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
08/19/2016

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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Redefining Colten’s Childhood After Mystery Illness
08/16/2016

Jamie Case kisses her 2-year-old son, Colten, goodbye as she leaves for her job as a cook at a local Litchfield, Minnesota, restaurant. Colten has...

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Girl Scout’s Greatest Achievement is Being a Kid
08/11/2016

Ava Champe walks side-by-side with her classmate, Maddy. School’s out for the day and they’re headed to their weekly Girl Scout troop...

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A Miracle Carried Out By Many Hands
08/10/2016

On July 7, 2014, our then 14-year-old son, Willi, fell off his longboard in the neighborhood. (A longboard is a type of skateboard that’s longer...

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Rare Surgery Helps Donovan Live an Active Life
08/09/2016

Donovan Bohn approaches the waves on Waikiki Beach the way he approaches everything in life—with passion and enthusiasm. Kelley Bohn’s...

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Improving Patients’ Lives by Transforming Appearance
08/04/2016

There’s something extraordinary about a child’s face. It’s the feature most visible to the world, with the power to build...

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What Happens When You Have Your First Seizure
08/03/2016

Even eight years later, George Jamison clearly remembers the moment. He was with his older brother, Jack, at summer camp, having the type of fun...

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Study: Trampoline Park Injuries on the Rise
08/01/2016

According to research published recently in the journal Pediatrics (and highlighted in national media) the number of trampoline park injuries has...

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Gillette Employee Featured in NY Times
07/31/2016

Editor’s Note:  Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare employee Rachel Wobschall is featured in the July 31 Sunday New York Times....

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Darius’ Remarkable Journey from Lithuania to Minnesota
07/26/2016

“I bet you didn’t know I was adopted from Lithuania,” shares Darius, smiling. The 13-year-old’s new family and life in the...

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