Kids Health Matters
Archive: July, 2016
"Focus on your child’s strengths. Your approach and attitude are great teachers." Wise words from Rachel Wobschall, a major gifts officer at Gillette.
Jul. 31, 2016
Darius’ Remarkable Journey from Lithuania to Minnesota
Darius, who spent the first six years of his life in an orphanage in the city of Vilnius, was born with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. His dad shares their adoption experience, cultural differences and talks about the support they received from Gillette along the way.
Jul. 26, 2016
Gillette Expert Cautions Olympic Travelers
A Gillette physician is cautioning those who are traveling to the Olympics in Rio to take extra care and precautions due to the Zika virus’ prevalence in the region.
Jul. 21, 2016
Expert Care Builds Ava’s Confidence
Ava's mom was shocked to discover her baby had a cleft lip and palate. Today, 8-year-old Ava loves singing, dancing and acting. Learn how surgeries to repair her cleft lip and palate have helped build her confidence.
Jul. 20, 2016
Announcing Our Top Doctors and Rising Stars!
More than 20 Gillette physicians were honored as 2016 Top Doctors and another nine were named Rising Stars by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine. Check out the full list here.
Jul. 13, 2016
Navigating the Pokémon Go Craze: Tips for Parents
Pokémon....what?! The new gaming craze has gone viral virtually overnight, drawing in millions of players—many of them kids and teens. Here's some important tips to be mindful of (and to discuss with your kids) as they're navigating the new world of augmented reality.
Jul. 12, 2016
Delivering Hope for Children Who Have Cleft Lip and Palate
One of the region’s only cleft palate orthodontists, Cheryl Anderson-Cermin, D.D.S., provides hope and expertise for families facing a child's diagnosis of cleft lip and palate.
Jul. 6, 2016
Blending Art and Science to Treat Plagiocephaly
Amanda Morcomb’s twins, Teagan and Orion, were diagnosed with plagiocephaly, or flat head syndrome, at 5 months old. Learn how the Gillette CranioCap® orthosis helped successfully round the babies’ heads—and why 3D printing means babies can begin wearing their helmets sooner.
Jul. 5, 2016
Awards and Achievements
Gillette Recognized for Patient Safety Achievements
The Minnesota Hospital Association honored Gillette with its Patient Safety Improvement Award for 2016. Gillette was praised for leadership in patient safety because of an ongoing commitment to partnering with patients and families, collaborating with one another and other organizations, and infusing continual improvement into its culture.
Jul. 1, 2016