Our Mission and Principles of Care

As a first-of-its-kind hospital, Gillette pioneered a mission to serve people who have disabilities and highly complex conditions. Our mission and care principles infuse everything we do—from providing top-notch specialty care to training the next generation of medical and surgical specialists.


Our Mission

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare provides specialized health care for people who have short-term or long-term disabilities that began during childhood. We help children, adults and their families improve their health, achieve greater well-being, and enjoy life.


Principles Of Care

We recognize that each family and caregiver is unique and is a constant in a patient’s life. We support families and caregivers in helping patients achieve their highest potential.

We are partners with families and caregivers, committed to excellence in providing specialty health care services to children, teenagers and adults who have disabilities or complex medical conditions.

We recognize family members and caregivers as experts and decision-makers. We exchange information to enhance their decision-making abilities.

We respect each patient’s and each family’s strengths and individuality. We understand that a family might include relatives, foster parents and other caregivers.

We use a rehabilitative and interdisciplinary approach to delivering care, which promotes a patient’s independence and ability to take part in community activities.

We work with local, regional and national resources to enhance the continuum of care for children, teenagers and young adults who have disabilities.

Our employees and medical staff have the training and expertise—as well as the dedication to continual improvement and innovation—to help patients attain the best outcomes possible.


Community Health Needs Assessment

Delivering world-class care requires us to regularly evaluate and understand our patients’ needs. To do so, we collaborate with families and providers to identify opportunities for improving and expanding our services and, ultimately, for providing better patient experiences for our patients and families—not only within our hospital, but also in the region we serve. 

In compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, all tax-exempt hospitals are required to conduct a community health needs assessment every three years. In addition, each hospital must establish an implementation plan that uses its clinical expertise and resources to address the most pressing community needs identified in the assessment.

We are pleased to share our 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment. It summarizes our findings from interviews; focus groups and meetings with parents of children who have disabilities; community clinicians; and others familiar with the needs of children and adolescents in the region who have disabilities and complex medical needs. 

We extend our thanks to the many parents and providers who shared their experiences and perspectives with us.

View the complete Community Health Needs Assessment.

Why Gillette?

Because all children deserve a lifetime of amazing health care.

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