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

Cate Pardo, Senior Public Relations Specialist

Gillette News

My Gillette Story by Betsy Keil

I was born 10 weeks early, and as a result spent the first seven weeks of my life in an incubator. Six days after I was born, my pediatrician told my...

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“She Doesn’t Let Epilepsy Define Her”

By Katey Anderson, Aryssa’s mom Aryssa’s journey started several years ago. We knew from the time she was very young that something just...

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Celebrating and Supporting Families in Rural Minnesota

Children who are born with a disability, or who experience a traumatic injury, come from all walks of life and hail from all types of...

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Six Signs Your Baby Might Have a Birth Brachial Plexus Injury

Soon-to-be parents look forward to celebrating all that comes with the long-awaited arrival of a new baby. But what can sometimes be the toughest part...

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Health Insurance: Pick the Plan That Fits Your Family

Open enrollment has arrived. For many people, now’s the time to select next year’s health insurance. If you or a family member needs...

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Veterans Answer the Calling to Serve

For Rob Wagner, a life’s purpose is what he calls “soul work” Rob Wagner, M.D., says he’s never felt comfortable when people...

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Pioneering Treatment at Gillette Gives Cooper Independence

Cooper Wilson recently sat on the bench at the Minnesota Wild Hockey game as part of the franchise’s “Bench Buddies” program. For...

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Meet Braxton’s Pen Pals from Around the World!

Last week we introduced you to 8-year-old Braxton and his mom, Molly (pictured right).  The family—who lives in the small northern...

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Meet Us Monday - Mary Matteson, Registered Nurse

Editor’s Note: Congratulations to Mary on being named the recipient of March of Dimes Minnesota’s 2015 Nurse of the Year – Surgical...

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Why Those “Best Doctors” Lists Matter for Your Child

We’ve all seen them on newsstands: magazines touting the “Top Doctors,” “Best Doctors,” and similar accolades for...

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Support Kids Like Dalen During Dwarfism Awareness Month!

By Christy Lawler, Dalen’s Mom Did you know that October is Dwarfism Awareness Month? My family would love it if you wore green on October 25,...

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Helpless to Hopeful: Strategies to Overcome Bullying

When 8-year-old Allison started coming home from school visibly upset and without her usual energy, her parents felt certain something was bothering...

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