Kids Health Matters
Ear, nose and throat issues are the number one concern prompting parents to see their child’s pediatrician. February is Kids’ ENT Health Month. At Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare our ENT specialists understand the unique needs of children and teens who have disabilities, complex conditions or serious issues.
Feb. 19, 2021
Trust Your Instincts: A Craniosynostosis Journey
The Quinn family shares their experience about their newborn daughter receiving a diagnosis of craniosynostosis. They appreciate the Gillette team approach to care which allows for collaboration between the neurosurgeon and the plastic surgeon to formulate a clear, patient-specific plan. Two surgeons working side-by-side in the operating room decreases operating time and reduces the length of exposure a child has to general anesthesia.
Jan. 19, 2021
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
Speak Now for Kids Week Gives Patient and Family Advocates a Platform
Speak Now for Kids Week is a public platform for citizen advocates to learn, get involved and influence the outcomes of current child health policies. This year, three Gillette families met with representatives from the Minnesota Congressional Delegation to advocate for kids and Children's Hospitals.
Aug. 14, 2020
A Guide to Cleft Lip and Palate Repair
When a baby is born with a cleft lip and palate, the craniofacial experts at Gillette can offer guidance, reassurance and exceptional care. Learn more about cleft lip and palate repair.
Sep. 20, 2019
Looking Back: CranioCap Well Worth the Effort
Marlowe Mary Madich is eager to smile, yet surprisingly stingy with her giggles. But her penchant for dancing along to “Shake Your Groove Thing” wins over just about any room pretty rapidly.
Aug. 30, 2019
Introducing Jo Barta, MD, Gillette’s Newest Craniofacial Surgeon!
Take a moment to meet Ruth “Jo” Barta, MD, Gillette’s new fellowship-trained and board-certified pediatric craniofacial and plastic surgeon.
Jul. 9, 2019
First of Its Kind in the Metro—Aerodigestive Clinic Provides Coordinated, Convenient Care for Families
The human body is a miraculous makeup of coordinated and interconnected systems that, when operating properly, are a wonder to behold. But when things aren’t operating correctly, this interconnectedness can cause a whole host of complications. This issue is precisely why Gillette’s Aerodigestive Clinic was established last year.
Dec. 4, 2018
Personal Experience Drives New Speech-Language Pathology Specialist
His personal experience in speech therapy as a child helps Graham Schenck connect with patients. He's a new speech-language pathology specialist at Gillette and enjoys working with kids who have cleft lip and palate.
Dec. 7, 2016
Walker Overcomes Craniosynostosis
When Walker's parents and pediatrician became concerned about the shape of his head, their questions led to a diagnosis of craniosynostosis. Learn how a new surgical technique eliminated the need for a blood transfusion during Walker's craniosynostosis surgery.
Nov. 15, 2016
Krista Horning Works at Gillette “To Give Back”
Krista Horning, a Gillette employee for nine years, hopes she's an inspiration to the patients she helps. That's because she's been a patient at Gillette since childhood. Meet Krista and learn why she loves working at Gillette.
Oct. 24, 2016
Preparing for Cade Before Day One
When Angela Hartwig, a nurse at Lakewood Health System in Staples, Minnesota, learned her baby would be born with a cleft lip and palate, she took action. Learn how Gillette made it possible for Hartwig to welcome baby Cade at the community hospital she knows and trusts.
Oct. 13, 2016
Expert Care Builds Ava’s Confidence
Ava's mom was shocked to discover her baby had a cleft lip and palate. Today, 8-year-old Ava loves singing, dancing and acting. Learn how surgeries to repair her cleft lip and palate have helped build her confidence.
Jul. 20, 2016
Delivering Hope for Children Who Have Cleft Lip and Palate
One of the region’s only cleft palate orthodontists, Cheryl Anderson-Cermin, D.D.S., provides hope and expertise for families facing a child's diagnosis of cleft lip and palate.
Jul. 6, 2016
Blending Art and Science to Treat Plagiocephaly
Amanda Morcomb’s twins, Teagan and Orion, were diagnosed with plagiocephaly, or flat head syndrome, at 5 months old. Learn how the Gillette CranioCap® orthosis helped successfully round the babies’ heads—and why 3D printing means babies can begin wearing their helmets sooner.
Jul. 5, 2016