Child and Family Services
Halloween is quickly approaching and in a more normal year than this one, October would be a time for celebration, great costumes, trick-or-treating and hopefully, no early snowstorms or infamous blizzards. Everything is weird right now, but that doesn’t mean that time stops. Halloween can still happen. It can still be fun be fun, but to be safe it should happen differently this year.
Oct. 20, 2020
Neurology and Neurosurgery
Nerve Transfer Surgery and Expert Care Brings New Hope for AFM Patients
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare is ready to help as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that 2020 could be another peak year for cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM)—an uncommon but serious neurological condition that mostly affects children. The polio-like condition tends to peak in the fall months every other year. The last surge of AFM was in 2018 where more than 200 cases were diagnosed across the U.S., according to the CDC.
Oct. 14, 2020
Gillette on the Job
A Conversation and Meeting with Walter Truong, MD
Walter Truong, MD has worked as a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare for nearly ten years. Dr. Truong specializes in treating a variety of pediatric orthopedic conditions. Learn more about him, here.
Oct. 8, 2020
Dreaming in the Time of COVID-19: A Cerebral Palsy Book is Launched Despite a Worldwide Pandemic
On World Cerebral Palsy Day, Gillette Children’s Healthcare Press is pleased to highlight a book that combines medically rigorous medical information and the personal story of a mother searching for the best care for her son who is diagnosed with CP. Spastic Diplegia—Bilateral Cerebral Palsy is written by Lily Collison, an Ireland-based author and the mother of a Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare patient.
Oct. 6, 2020
Words Can Break Your Heart
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. While much has been done to help curb bullying behavior, the statistics show more needs to be done. One study shows 60 percent of children who have disabilities report being bullied regularly.
Oct. 5, 2020
Filling a Gap in Care the Gillette Dental Clinic Reopens
The dental clinic at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare is now open and seeing patients after being closed for three months as a precaution to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Gillette's dental clinic is one of only three facilities in the metro area that is specially equipped to serve patients with disabilities.
Oct. 2, 2020
Gillette on the Job
Gillette Celebrates Employee Recognition Week
Each year, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare celebrates our staff during Employee Recognition Week. The festivities were a little different this year, but the sentiment of gratitude was the same. Hear from Gillette's leadership team on why they’re thankful for the work of our staff, here.
Oct. 1, 2020