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Gillette is proud to have earned many certifications, awards and achievements for our high-quality patient care, extensive safety initiatives and collaborative work environment.

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. Below are some of our most recent honors.

Top Doctors, Rising Stars 2021

This spring, Mpls. St. Paul Magazine also released its “Top Doctors, Rising Stars” list, which includes six Gillette physicians. The list includes doctors who have been fully licensed to practice for 10 years or less and were selected after a peer-nomination process.

Gillette 2021 Rising Stars:

Amy Authement, MD, pediatric rehabilitation medicine

Jo Barta, MD, pediatric craniofacial and plastic surgeon

Eduardo Beauchamp, MD, pediatric spine surgeon

Kelly Cho, MD, pediatric rehabilitation medicine

Madeleine Gagnon, MD, Associate Medical Director of Pediatrics

Daniel Miller, MD, pediatric orthopedic surgeon

Awards 2021

     

World Health Organization/International Hospital Federation

Gillette Children's was recognized by the World Health Organization and International Hospital Federation for transformative business practice as a part of their Health Services Learning Hub. In partnership with the International Hospital Federation, the WHO compiled and shared a summary report about how hospitals can embrace new ways of delivering health care while responding to the evolving coronavirus pandemic.

To keep our patients and families on track with their goals during the pandemic, Gillette launched virtual rehabilitation therapies. Our successful launch of virtual rehab therapies was included in the report as a case study showing how our transformative business practice can impact patients even in challenging circumstances.

 

International Perthes Study Group

At the Annual Meeting of the International Perthes Study Group (IPSG) in early 2021, organizers announced that Gillette is second in the world in its enrollment of Perthes patients into IPSG studies.    

The IPSG is a large, international group of surgeons and scientists dedicated to advancing the understanding of Perthes Disease. Gillette has been a member of the International Perthes Study Group (IPSG) since its inception in 2012. Gillette’s enrollment is second only to Scottish Rite for Children, the originating site for the IPSG. Thirty-six centers around the world are currently enrolling patients into these studies.

Learn more about Perthes on our website, and about the leading-edge Perthes research at Gillette.

2020 – Gillette’s Top Doctors and Rising Stars – Mpls. St. Paul Magazine

In 2020, 24 Gillette doctors were nominated as Top Doctors by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine.

Mpls. St. Paul Magazine recently released its “Top Doctors list,” which includes the names of 24 physicians from Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare. The magazine determines award recipients based on a survey sent to physicians each year, asking them to nominate one or more doctors (excluding themselves) whom they would visit if they or a loved one needed medical care.

Gillette 2020 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.

This spring, Mpls. St. Paul Magazine also released its “Top Doctors, Rising Stars” list, which includes six Gillette physicians. The list includes doctors who have been fully licensed to practice for 10 years or less, and were selected after a peer-nomination process.

Gillette 2020 Rising Stars:

2019 – Gillette’s Top Doctors – Minnesota Monthly Magazine

In 2019, 15 Gillette doctors were nominated as Top Doctors by Minnesota Monthly Magazine.

Each year Minnesota Monthly magazine asks licensed Minnesota doctors, “If you or a loved one needed medical care, which doctor would you recommend?” Their most frequent answers comprise the magazine’s annual Top Doctors list: hundreds of Minnesota-based physicians in numerous categories, nominated by their peers and recognized for their professional expertise.

Gillette-employed and affiliated physicians listed as 2019 Minnesota Monthly Top Doctors:


2019 – Gillette’s Top Doctors – Mpls. St. Paul Magazine

In 2019, 24 Gillette doctors were nominated as Top Doctors by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine.

Mpls. St. Paul Magazine recently released its “Top Doctors list,” which includes the names of 24 physicians from Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare. The magazine determines award recipients based on a survey sent to physicians each year, asking them to nominate one or more doctors (excluding themselves) whom they would visit if they or a loved one needed medical care.

children's hospitals' solutions for patient safety award

Solutions for Patient Safety Top 16

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare was recognized by Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) for meeting all three performance targets for patient safety. We’ve had zero stage III or greater pressure injuries, central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) or unplanned extubations in 2020. There are more than 140 hospitals in the SPS network. Out of these 140 hospitals, only 16 have met all three performance targets for safety. We’re proud to be one of the 16!

Solutions for Patient Safety Hospital of the Month

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare was recognized by Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) as the September 2020 SPS Hospital of the Month. SPS is a national network of over 135 hospitals in the United States and Canada focused on one thing: eliminating harm. Gillette has partnered with SPS since 2013. SPS recognizes Gillette as the SPS Hospital of the Month for September 2020 for 100% submissions in both outcome data and reliability data; for a decrease in adverse drug events and for a sustained rate of 0.00 for pressure injuries, central line blood stream Infections (CLABSI) and unplanned extubations.

 

march of dimes award

March of Dimes Minnesota Rising Star

For a decade, the March of Dimes Minnesota Nurse of the Year Awards event and fundraiser has celebrated the health care community by recognizing nursing excellence and achievements in research, education, quality patient care, innovation and leadership. Each award is presented to the most outstanding nurse within each select category. Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare nurse Alexsandra Wenzel received the Rising Star Award in 2020.

Pediatric Home Service Top Spots

Pediatric Home Service (PHS) honored Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare with a Top Spots award. Their patients in Minnesota and eastern Wisconsin were surveyed, and they voted Gillette the top digital community resource for special needs support groups, paying special recognition to our condition-specific Facebook groups: Cerebral Palsy Resource Group, Spina Bifida Resource Group, and Scoliosis Resource Group.

NCQA patient-centered specialty practice award

NCQA Patient Centered Specialty Practice Recognition

Earlier this year we received notice from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) that we have achieved Patient Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) Recognition for our orthopedic practice at our St. Paul campus. The NCQA has now expanded that recognition to include our metro clinics as well: Maple Grove Clinic and Burnsville Clinic. We’re the first pediatric health care organization in Minnesota and our surrounding states to claim this distinction.

This recognition means Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare promotes a model of community partnership and sustainability, focuses on proactive care planning and sharing of information internally and externally. It means our patients and families have the expertise they need to advance their care.

 

march of dimes award

March of Dimes Minnesota Pediatric Nurse of the Year

For a decade, the March of Dimes Minnesota Nurse of the Year Awards event and fundraiser has celebrated the health care community by recognizing nursing excellence and achievements in research, education, quality patient care, innovation and leadership. Each award is presented to the most outstanding nurse within each select category. Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare nurse La’Tosia Erickson received the Pediatric Nurse of the Year Award in 2019.

 

minnesota hospital association award

MHA Caregiver of the Year

The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) has named Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare nursing supervisor Tammy Sinkfield-Morey, RN, its 2019 Caregiver of the Year. Sinkfield-Morey has worked at Gillette since 1997. In addition to her role as nursing supervisor, she co-chairs the diversity and inclusion and cultural intelligence committee and is a member of the patient experience committee.

Pediatric Home Service Top Spots

Pediatric Home Service (PHS) honored Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare with a Top Spots award. Their patients in Minnesota and eastern Wisconsin were surveyed, and they voted Gillette the top digital community resource for special needs support groups, paying special recognition to our condition-specific Facebook groups: Cerebral Palsy Resource Group, Spina Bifida Resource Group, and Scoliosis Resource Group.