Kids Health Matters
Archive: May, 2020
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare has launched a new resource to help parents of children who have complex, rare or traumatic conditions. The first book released by the new Gillette Children’s Healthcare Press is Spastic Diplegia—Bilateral Cerebral Palsy and it’s written by Lily Collison, an Ireland-based author and the mother of a Gillette patient.
May. 28, 2020
“Weird is a Pretty Good Description”: Graduating from High School During COVID-19
There are a lot of people who are missing everyday aspects of a normal life right now. There are also countless young adults that are missing out on defining milestones like high school graduation, that before COVID-19, many of us took for granted. We recently spoke with two high school seniors who've been treated at Gillette throughout the course of their lives about how they're doing during this time.
May. 21, 2020
Safety and Wellness
Gillette is Ready to Provide Safe Care to Families
Gillette staff members are taking every precaution to keep kids and families safe. Learn more about their personal protective equipment and why each piece is important.
May. 19, 2020
Safety and Wellness
COVID-19 and Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)
Parents likely have questions about how COVID-19 affects their child, especially as new information continues to emerge. The medical staff at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare is actively monitoring COVID-19 and the effects on children, especially as more information is reported about a condition occurring in children in the United States that may be related to COVID-19.
May. 14, 2020
Play it Safe During COVID-19: Avoiding Fractures and Injuries
As the weather turns warmer and sunnier, families are eager to get outside for fresh air and exercise. While the escape from the four walls of home is a welcome relief, it’s important to make sure we’re all safe during our outdoor activities. Gillette is here to help if a child is injured.
May. 13, 2020
Kids Health Heroes Vol. 2
Kids Health Heroes is a series that highlights a few of the incredible individuals and community partners who are stepping forward to keep Gillette strong and resilient throughout this public health emergency. This post celebrates #GiveAtHomeMN donors, DAIRY QUEEN, and Home Depot. We thank all of our donors for their generous support, and invite you to join them with your contribution today.
May. 7, 2020
Awards and Achievements
Nurses Week 2020: The Year of the Nurse
The 2020 Nurses Week theme, Year of the Nurse, honors Florence Nightingale’s 200th Birthday, born on May 12, 1820. But there are other reasons 2020 is important for nursing.
May. 5, 2020
Gillette’s OPS Team Creates Masks in Addition to Life-Changing Prosthetics
Gillette’s OPS department is no stranger to solving difficult problems. When Gillette needed a masking solution that didn’t deplete Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) reserved for direct patient care, the OPS department drew on their fabricating expertise and history of innovation.
May. 1, 2020