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Gillette is recognized worldwide for excellence in patient care, advocacy, employment, research and education. Our accomplishments have garnered accolades from numerous organizations and news outlets across the nation. Gillette also maintains accreditation and certification through a number of organizations. Below are some of our most recent honors.

Top Workplace

Star Tribune Top Workplaces

Star Tribune has named Gillette one of Minnesota’s Top Workplaces every year since 2010. Employees of nominated companies complete a survey, ranking their workplaces based on leadership, benefits and the company’s strategic direction. Organizations that come out on top do so because their own employees hold them in high esteem.

Becker’s Hospital Review Great Place to Work in Healthcare

In 2016, Becker’s Hospital Review recognized Gillette at one of 150 great places to work in healthcare. The list features U.S. health care provider organizations, such as hospitals, health systems, ambulatory surgical centers and home health agencies, as well as other types of health care-specific companies, like consulting firms, health IT vendors, medical societies and more. Becker’s Hospital Review recognizes Gillette for workplace excellence, benefit offerings, wellness initiatives, efforts to improve professional development, diversity and inclusion, work-life balance and a sense of community among employees.

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal 65 Best Places to Work

For the past three years the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal honored Gillette as one of the 65 Best Places to Work in Minnesota. The weekly newspaper surveyed Gillette employees who gave high scores for Gillette’s family-friendly atmosphere, competitive pay and benefits packages, flexible schedules and employee engagement. 

Advisory Board Survey Solutions Workplace of the Year

Advisory Board Survey Solutions named Gillette as their 2016 Workplace of the Year. Gillette was recognized for exemplary engagement among the nation’s leading hospitals and health systems. Surveyed in 2015, Gillette exhibited the highest percentage of engaged employees.

Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) Best Hospital Workplace

In 2016, the MHA named Gillette “Best Hospital Workplace." Gillette was recognized for being a great place to work—where employees are committed to serving patients, feel supported, and where professional development is encouraged.

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Top Doctors

Many of Gillette’s physicians are recognized each year as Top Doctors by Mpls.St.Paul magazine. The publication honors physicians whose skills and expertise place them in high esteem among their peers.

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Top Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

The PICU at Gillette is the only children’s hospital in the region to receive the Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Associate of Critical-Care Nurses. The Beacon Award is given to units that successfully improve patient outcomes and align with the group’s six “Healthy Work Environment Standards.” 

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Top Patient Safety Hospital

Children’s Hospitals Solutions for Patient Safety (CHSPS)—a nationwide collaborative health organization focused on reducing hospital acquired conditions, readmissions and adverse health events--named Gillette as its March 2016 hospital of the month.

In 2016, the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) honored Gillette for "Patient Safety Improvement." Gillette was recognized for its leadership in patient safety because of our ongoing commitment to partnering with patients and families, collaborating with each other and other organizations, and infusing continual improvement into our culture.

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Gillette Not Participating in 2017-2018 U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” Survey

February 1, 2017

For the second consecutive year, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare has chosen not to participate in the “Best Children’s Hospitals” survey process.  

Gillette serves children who have statistically uncommon and complex medical conditions impacting their musculoskeletal or neurological systems—a small but important percentage of pediatric patients. As a result, our services can’t always be accurately compared to full service, general acute care children’s hospitals. Due to our concentrated focus, we intentionally don’t offer all of the components of a traditional children’s hospital, such as an emergency room.    

We pride ourselves on the quality of care we provide and the recognition we receive. Gillette is the only pediatric hospital in Minnesota to hold the prestigious Beacon Award from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, acknowledgment of our exceptional outcomes and patient satisfaction. In 2016 Gillette became one of just eight inpatient rehabilitation facilities in the U.S. with Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accreditation for both a pediatric specialty program and a brain injury specialty program. We also received recognition, from, as one of only 14 Rett Syndrome Clinical Research Centers of Excellence in the country. We continue our involvement and leadership in the Children’s Hospitals Solutions for Patient Safety collaborative.   

While we’re pleased to have been consistently ranked in the past in our core areas of orthopedics and neurology and neurosurgery, the scope of the survey and the resources required to complete it continue to grow. Gillette will continue to evaluate the U.S. News survey process each year, and determine whether our participation is a critical factor in supporting our care model.  As always, our top priority will be providing the best possible care to our patients and their families.