At Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare we know over the past few weeks some of our families might have experienced some extra challenges scheduling appointments with our providers. We hear you. We want to share what brought on these circumstances and to assure you we’re working to improve the situation.
September 24, 2020
Grady’s Grit: Cerebral Palsy and Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) Surgery
"Grady’s so much more than his condition. The way we see it is that God gave us this incredibly cool kid who’s had to deal with a few things. We've had challenges, but life is good even when stuff is hard. Either way, because of Gillette and the care they provide, Grady's future will be whatever he decides it to be. That’s no small thing.”
September 18, 2020
Safety and Wellness
Health Officials Warn of Dual Surge of Illness as Flu and COVID-19 Collide
Public health officials are warning about what they call a possible “dual surge” of illness as the influenza season collides into the COVID-19 pandemic. Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare is boosting efforts to make sure children who are medically fragile get a flu vaccination.
September 8, 2020
Safety and Wellness
A Mix of Emotions: Tips for Dealing with School, Stress and COVID-19
Anxiety and stress is fueled by the unknown so it’s not a surprise that the unsettled situation surrounding COVID-19 and the start of the new school year is causing some mental health challenges. The Psychology and Psychotherapy Services team at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare has some advice to provide support as the school year gets underway.
August 28, 2020
Safety and Wellness
Back to School Decisions and Support
At Gillette, we understand the difficult decision parents are making this fall as you consider education options for your child amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. As you receive guidance from your child’s school, we are here to support you as you make the best choice for your child and your family.
August 3, 2020
Turning Can’t Into Can Since 2011: Peter’s Cerebral Palsy Journey
In all the ways that matter, Peter is your typical 8-year-old. He’s a protective older brother to his younger sister Katie, loves cars, sports and Star Wars. He’s easy to smile, quick to laugh and brings joy to all who meet him. When you’re in Peter’s presence, the fact that he has cerebral palsy and can’t speak, quickly becomes an afterthought.
July 29, 2020
Safe, Open and Ready to Help
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare is essential to those we serve and we’re ready to help while taking precautions to make sure you, your child and our staff are as safe as possible. Timely and safe medical care is crucial for patients with rare, complex and traumatic conditions.
July 9, 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
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
The Doctor is in the House: Virtual Care During COVID-19
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare is expanding its virtual care options to help our patients receive needed care as the “stay at home” orders are extended to help curb the spread of COVID-19.Our top priority is keeping you and your family safe. To help during this time, many Gillette providers are offering virtual appointments via video whenever possible and clinically appropriate.Gillette sleep medicine physician, John Garcia, MD, is busy seeing many of his patients via virtual care appointments.
April 13, 2020
Gillette to Offer Virtual Appointments Whenever Clinically Appropriate
The outbreak of COVID-19 is an unprecedented crisis that has disrupted the lives, schedules and daily routines of millions across the globe. This is a difficult time and we know that our patients and families are going through many transitions simultaneously right now. At Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, our number one goal is keeping you and your family safe. To help during this time, we’ll be offering virtual appointments via video whenever possible and clinically appropriate.
April 9, 2020
Helping Kids Cope with COVID-19: Tips to Reduce Stress and Anxiety
Fear and anxiety about COVID-19 (the disease caused by the coronavirus) is causing stress for many adults and children. It’s important to know there are resources available to help you and your family cope. Information is power and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare psychologist, Erin Tentis-Berglund,Phd, LP in consultation with members of the psychology team, answers some questions to provide information to help during this uncertain time.
April 6, 2020
Safety and Wellness
The COVID-19 outbreak poses new concerns, especially for children who have complex medical conditions. Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare complex care pediatrician, Art Beisang, MD answers some frequently asked questions (FAQ) from parents concerned about caring for a child who has special medical needs.
March 17, 2020
COVID-19 Message to Gillette Families
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare is doing all we can to ensure the safety and health of our patients and will continue to provide updates as new information regarding COVID-19 emerges.
March 16, 2020
COVID-19: Tips on Prevention
You’ve likely been hearing quite a bit about COVID-19—or coronavirus—in the news lately. Our medical staff at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare wants to help our patients and families better understand COVID-19 and how to stay healthy and prevent the spread of the illness.
March 6, 2020