Kids Health Matters
Archive: May, 2021
Communication is important to a good overall quality of life. The team approach to care at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare means an occupational therapist, a speech language pathologist and experts in orthotics, prosthetics and seating (OPS) work with families to help children communicate and socialize. When 6-year-old Maya was diagnosed with INAD, a rare, genetic disorder, her parents and a team of Gillette experts helped Maya find her voice.
May. 28, 2021
Brain Injury and Concussion
“It’s a Challenge and an Honor”: 20 Years of Speech Therapy at Gillette
Erin Ingvalson, speech therapist and speech clinical educator at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare tells us about her work on the brain injury Rehabilitation team, collaborating with other rehab experts, and one of her fondest memories from her long career.
May. 20, 2021
Gillette is Proud to Offer COVID-19 Vaccinations for Patients Ages 12-15
This past week, the U.S. Food and Drug and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) authorized the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 to 15. In preparation for this announcement, Gillette scheduled additional vaccine clinics for our patients and caregivers that will begin on May 18.
May. 14, 2021
Awards and Achievements
Gold Stars and Sweet Dreams for Gillette Sleep Health Clinic
Gillette has one of the nation’s only sleep medicine programs specifically designed for people who have disabilities or other complex health conditions. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) reports the Gillette Sleep Health Clinic is one of the most well-run sleep labs its surveyor has ever reviewed. The AASM recently awarded Gillette a five-year re-accreditation.
May. 7, 2021
Extra! Extra! Gillette Patient Wows Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Audiences
Gillette patient Jon-Erik Chamberlain is tap dancing, singing and acting in the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres' production of "Newsies." He has osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), better known as brittle bone disease and is impressing audiences with his talent.
May. 6, 2021