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

What Our Level I Pediatric Trauma Center Means for Your Kids

No parent expects their otherwise-healthy child to sustain a serious injury. But when the unthinkable does happen, it’s crucial kids receive the...

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Disabilities Aren’t Always What Meets the Eye

By Richard DiPrima, PsyD, LP Recently, a Colorado mother and her 10-year-old daughter, who has a genetic disorder, found an unpleasant note taped to...

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Meet Us Monday - Tysley Taylor, Human Resources

What is your position and role at Gillette? I am the newest Human Resources Generalist on the HR team.  I support 14 different departments at...

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An Unbreakable Spirit: Taylor’s OI Story

Trips and tumbles are a normal part of childhood. But what if every misstep brought the potential for weeks in a cast and months of physical therapy?...

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Meet Us Monday - Supreet Deshpande, M.D.

What is your position and role at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare? I am a Pediatric Rehabilitation physician who works closely with...

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MDA Summer Camp Sets the Stage for Recreation Therapy

By Heather Ott, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist As a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, I encourage our patients and families to attend summer...

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The Mounting Evidence for Later School Start Times

By John Garcia, M.D., pediatric sleep specialist In a new report released last Thursday, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) acknowledged that the...

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Meet Us Monday - Kelly Bolf, Nurse Practitioner

What is your position and role at Gillette Children’s Specialty Heatlhcare? I am a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and work primarily within...

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Meet Us Monday - Esther Herbert, Respiratory Therapist

What is your position and role at Gillette? I am a registered respiratory therapist and am proud to say I have been with Gillette Children’s...

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Our Top Doctors Caring for Your Kids Best

Q:  How many doctors does it take to make Gillette an outstanding place for kids? A:  All of them! Gillette physicians improve the lives...

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Star Tribune features Gillette CranioCap® in Story on 3-D Printing

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare treats thousands of babies who have plagiocephaly (also called flat head syndrome). The...

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Meet Us Monday - Samantha Eder

What is your position and role at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare? I am an Imaging Technologist at Gillette’s Lifetime Clinic. I...

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