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

Darius’ Remarkable Journey from Lithuania to Minnesota

“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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Gillette Expert Cautions Olympic Travelers

A Gillette physician is cautioning those who are traveling to the Olympics in Rio to take extra care and precautions due to the Zika virus’...

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Expert Care Builds Ava’s Confidence

Ava O’Neal’s mother, Melissa Dunlap, describes the moment of Ava’s birth as “complete chaos.” And it’s with good...

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Announcing Our Top Doctors and Rising Stars!

July 2016 marks the 20th annual edition of Mpls. St. Paul Magazine’s annual “Top Doctors” list. For this award, the magazine surveys...

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Navigating the Pokémon Go Craze: Tips for Parents

Pokémon....what?!  The new gaming craze has gone viral virtually overnight, drawing in millions of players—many of them kids and...

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Delivering Hope for Children Who Have Cleft Lip and Palate

Cheryl Anderson-Cermin, D.D.S., discovered her future career path as a children’s orthodontist during a dental residency at Boston’s...

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Blending Art and Science to Treat Plagiocephaly

“It looked a lot like scanning groceries!” remarks Amanda Morcomb about the process of fitting her twins, Teagan and Orion, for their...

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Gillette Recognized for Patient Safety Achievements

The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) honored Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare with its Patient Safety Improvement Award for 2016....

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Accessible Summer Fun For All

Summer is a time to bask in the sunshine, enjoy nature and take on new experiences.  “We hope our families at Gillette can participate in...

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Mauer and Friends Kids Classic Connects Patients, Sports Stars

The Mauer and Friends Kids Classic recently united sports heroes and supporters of Gillette to improve the lives of kids who have disabilities and...

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From Minnesota to Alaska, Specialized Care Means Possibilities for Javier

Editor's note: Javier Hruza and his mom, Eleesha Hruza, are in Washington, D.C. this week. By sharing their family's story on Capitol Hill,...

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A Promise to Her Dad Motivates Maria Renata

By: Greta Cunningham Photos by Callan Henrich Seven-year-old Maria Renata Sanchez Diaz traveled 1,600 miles from her home in Mexico City to...

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