Welcome to the Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare newsroom. Gillette is the region’s only—and nation’s first—hospital dedicated to serving children, adolescents and adults who have disabilities and complex injuries. As a result, we’ve assembled a team of experts in some of the most highly specialized areas of pediatric medicine, including orthopedics, rehabilitation, craniofacial surgery, neurology and neurosurgery.

Our experts can comment on national and regional health trends, children’s safety topics (including window falls, helmet use, car seat and driving best practices, and water safety), and on a wide range of issues affecting people with disabilities. We can also offer compelling human interest stories featuring our children’s achievements—often, on an exclusive basis. Whatever your need, we strive to provide information and expert interviews as quickly as possible.

Contact Information:

To request an interview or receive a condition update on a patient, contact a member of Gillette’s public relations team. For after-hours requests, call the media pager at 612-580-2192. 

Patty Dunn, Manager,
Communications and Advertising

Steve McCarthy,
Supervisor Communications Platforms

Nick Hanson,
Public Relations Specialist
Kristi Nelson,
Public Relations Specialist

Gillette News

“Facetime” With Your Doctor through Telemedicine

Ava Hausmann still remembers her first appointment with Gillette orthopedic surgeon Tom Novacheck, MD. But it’s not the clinical dialogue or...

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Rediscovering Ashlyn’s “Fierce” Self

Slowly and deliberately, 3-year-old Ashlyn reaches down to her socks. She pulls them off, one by one, and throws them over the side of her...

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Preparing for Cade Before Day One

For Angela Hartwig, a surgery nurse at Lakewood Health System in Staples, Minnesota, her coworkers are like family. So when she discovers she’s...

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Longtime Gillette Employee Helps Patients See Possibilities

From an early age, Nick Lohmer knew he wanted to enter some type of medical field when it came time to choose a career. “It was a very familiar...

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Easing Vaccination Anxiety

As the 2016-2017 influenza season gears up, it brings with it anxiety—among parents and kids alike—about receiving an annual flu shot. A...

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Words Can Break Your Heart

“Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts.”—Robert Fulghum You send your child out into the world and...

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“Simply a Hero”: Jim Gage’s Legacy of Improving Patients’ Outcomes

Jim Gage, MD, walks unassumingly through the Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare skyway toward the James R. Gage Center for Gait and Motion...

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“Best Doctors” List Honors 2016

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare is honored that 17 of our physicians are on Minnesota Monthly Magazine’s 2016 “Best...

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A Legacy of Strength and Smiles

Lyn Baier knows what it’s like to deal with a challenge. As a math teacher she’s devoted herself to helping students reach their highest...

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Jackson Defies Gravity with ReWalk Robotic Exoskeleton

“I realized, you know, I have my brain, I have my smile, I have my body.  It’s just that I have to move around...

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Lots to Say About “Speechless”

Many Gillette families are already buzzing about the new ABC television sitcom “Speechless” set to premier on Wednesday, Sept. 21. ...

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Alexandra Redefines Perceptions

The invitations have been delivered, the cake ordered, the favors purchased. But as Caroline Estrada prepares for her daughter Alexandra’s 8th...

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