Kids Health Matters
A new book edited by Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare orthopedic surgeon, Tom Novacheck, MD, and clinical scientist, Michael Schwartz, PhD, is intended to be a resource for health care providers and scientists to improve the lives of people who have cerebral palsy and mobility challenges. “We hope this new book is a blueprint for the next five years of research and clinical care to help people who have cerebral palsy,” Novacheck says.
January 8, 2021
Chloe and Gracie, Connected by Friendship, a Bridge and Spina Bifida
October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month and October 25 is World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day. To recognize the day and the month, we're sharing the story of Chloe and Gracie, two longtime Gillette patients connected by spina bifida, but much more than that, their profound friendship. Read their story here.
October 25, 2020
Gillette on the Job
A Conversation 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.
October 8, 2020
Together, We CAN Support Research at Gillette
There's a new level of excitement and commitment to conducting research at Gillette that could change and improve the lives of countless numbers of children everywhere, and donor support is pivotal in leading the charge.
August 31, 2020
Meet our 2020 Top Doctors
Mpls. St. Paul Magazine recently released its “Top Doctors list,” which includes the names of 24 physicians from Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare. The magazine determines award recipients based on a survey sent to physicians each year, asking them to nominate one or more doctors (excluding themselves) whom they would visit if they or a loved one needed medical care.
July 28, 2020
Gillette Children’s Healthcare Press Brings the Personal and Medical to Parents
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
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
A Cerebral Palsy Odyssey that Culminates in St. Paul, Minnesota
Aaron Navarro is a 14-year-old teenager from Grandview, Texas. He's a sophomore this year, is an active member of his high school debate team and runs 5K races (even though he’ll tell you that running isn’t his favorite thing). His mother, Christine, will tell you that the fact that he is running at all is nothing short of remarkable.
October 6, 2019
Back Pain in Children: Gillette Can Help!
Back pain is more common in children than one might expect. In fact, by age 15, 30-50 percent of all children have had at least one episode of back pain! At Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, our team of internationally-recognized orthopedic experts work closely with many pediatric patients each year, helping them identify and treat their unexplained back pain.
July 18, 2019
Fibular Hemimelia and the Fast, Full Life of Eli Brummond
April 14 was a rainy night at Target Field, but the rain didn’t stop the thousands in attendance from rising to their feet to cheer as Eli Brummond, 11, flew towards home plate. He was moving fast enough that you wouldn’t necessarily notice at first. Eli’s left leg is missing from just below his knee and he wears a prosthesis.
April 16, 2019
Awards and Achievements
An Impressive Award and Long History for Gillette Orthopedic Care
The pediatric orthopedic department at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare is the first pediatric health care organization in Minnesota and several surrounding states to be recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).This achievement highlights Gillette’s commitment to integrated care and its focus on providing the highest quality of care for our patients and families.
April 1, 2019
Cerebral Palsy Won’t Slow Wes Down, He’s Unstoppable
Wes Jackson is a thoughtful, kind and inquisitive kid. He also has cerebral palsy, but he won't let that (or anything else for that matter) get in his way. Get to know Wes and his family, you'll be glad you did.
March 21, 2019
Limb-Lengthening and the Triumphant Life of Kate Ketelhohn
The day was Christmas Eve, the year was 2003 and the Ketelhohns were resting and watching a movie in their home near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was an idyllic evening, but their youngest daughter, 8-month-old, Kate, had a slight fever. It was the type of malady that many children experience throughout their development. There was no reason to worry, until there was.
January 9, 2019
A Culture of Care Brings Roderick to Full Speed
Roderick Bright is 11 years old, but don’t let that fool you. He’s not a kid. Ask him who he is and he’ll tell you: Roderick is an athlete. There was only one problem.
November 3, 2017
Driven by Compassion, Gillette Nurse Leads by Example for 40 Years
Becky Hamilton can’t help but get a bit emotional as she prepares to hang up her scrubs after 40 years as a Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare nurse. She’ll freely tell you that when you devote so much of your life to an organization, your colleagues become like family. This goes for your patients as well.
October 10, 2017