Kids Health Matters
Archive: May, 2018
“It’s Matthew’s machine, but communication is a two-way street. I need to know how to use it just as well as him.” – Martha Wilson, Matthew’s mom. Learn why the most important part of this mother-son relationship is his adapted communication device.
May. 30, 2018
Expansion of Complex Care Services at Gillette Streamlines Care for Families
In the United States, approximately one in twenty-five children is considered “medically complex.” What this means is that these are individuals who have multiple chronic and severe health conditions.
May. 29, 2018
Safety and Wellness
Keep Your Cool With Summer Travel Tips
Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of the summer travel season. Parents traveling with family members who have a disability are often dealing with extra issues and concerns. Preparation and knowledge are the keys to decreasing stress and having fun in the sun.
May. 28, 2018
Bentley’s Six-Year Journey to Home (and a Shiny New Camper!)
After moving from small-town Iowa to the Twin Cities to be nearer to Gillette, Bentley’s parents describe him as a whole new child. He’s talking, reading and thriving in kindergarten, where his classmates exude kindness.
May. 23, 2018
Rediscovering Ashlyn’s “Fierce” Self
When 3-year-old Ashlyn sustained life-threatening injuries in a car accident, her family worried her personality, which they call "fierce," might not return. Discover how care at the Regions-Gillette Level I Pediatric Trauma Center helped Ashlyn, and her entire family, heal.
May. 17, 2018
Gillette on the Job
Moms Bring Comfort and Caring to Gillette
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare has several members of our staff who are moms to Gillette patients. These devoted parents and employees help make Gillette a special place.
May. 11, 2018
Gillette on the Job
Ethiopia to Minnesota: An Interview with Hakeem on His Journey to Nursing
It’s National Nurse’s Week! Read about one of our many outstanding nurses, Hakeem Abdulwahab, RN. Born and raised in Ethiopia, Hakeem worked his way up to a nursing position at Gillette through years of hard work and determination.
May. 9, 2018
Legislation Would Make Minnesota State Parks Accessible to All
The majority of Minnesota’s state parks have key park amenities that remain inaccessible or only partially accessible to people who have disabilities. See how Gillette is working to change that by supporting proposed legislation that would fund important updates.
May. 8, 2018
Gillette Attracts National, International Visitors for Renowned Gait Analysis Course
Clinicians and researchers from around the U.S. and world gathered at Gillette for the 28th annual Gait Analysis: A Focus on Interpretation. The course fosters development and training in the field of gait analysis and is the only one of its kind in the world.
May. 1, 2018