U.S. News & World Report today ranked Gillette among the Best Children’s Hospitals in the nation. We’re ranked 22nd in pediatric orthopedics, an increase from our ranking of 23rd in 2014.  The Best Children’s Hospitals list recognizes hospitals that demonstrate exceptional outcomes and a commitment to quality and safety. What makes Gillette a leader in pediatric orthopedics—and, more importantly, what does this mean for our patients?

1. Our Gait Lab keeps kids moving.  Gillette’s James R. Gage Center for Gait and Motion Analysis draws patients from throughout the nation and world for advanced diagnostic testing and treatment of movement disorders.  Our motion analysis technology means improved mobility — and greater independence — for patients. 

2.  Our expertise leads to extraordinary outcomes. Gillette’s pediatric orthopedic surgeons treat children who have complex, rare and traumatic conditions on a daily basis. They also subspecialize—becoming experts in disorders affecting the spine, upper and lower extremities, and in techniques like limb-lengthening.  Patients and families can feel confident knowing they’re receiving exceptional care from a highly skilled team. Ranked a Best Children's Hospital in Pediatric Orthopedics

3. We’re training the next generation of world-class surgeons.  As the pediatric orthopedics residency site for the University of Minnesota and Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Gillette trains the physicians of the future.  It takes the best to train the best.  And at Gillette, our expert surgeons bring their best to every patient, every day. 

4. We’ve been helping kids thrive for 117 years.  Orthopedics has always been a focus for Gillette. Our founder, Dr. Arthur Gillette, was Minnesota’s first pediatric orthopedic surgeon. We’ve spent more than 100 years honing our expertise in treating complex and rare disorders.  Our experience, advanced technology, and innovative techniques lead to the greatest possible surgical outcomes.

5.  Care doesn’t end with orthopedics.  At Gillette, we know that orthopedic surgery is just one aspect of the comprehensive care our patients require. That’s why our orthopedists team up with colleagues in neurology, neurosurgery, rehabilitation medicine, and dozens of other specialties to provide integrated and personalized care.  This type of care model is unique — and ultimately, designed to help patients and families improve all aspects of their health and well-being.

The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings list the top 50 hospitals in 10 areas of pediatrics. As a specialty care children’s hospital, Gillette does not participate in the full Best Children’s Hospitals survey, instead focusing on areas, like orthopedics, that are most relevant to the patients we serve.  To learn more about the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings methodology, click here.

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