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. 

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Public Relations Specialist

Gillette News

Love of Dogs Helps Chuck Through Spine Straightening Treatment

Deb Schultz never considered herself a dog person. When her youngest son, Chuck, turned 13, “I thought I would escape having a pet,” she...

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Former British Royal Guard Sails Solo to Raise Funds for Gillette Kids

How often do you think about icebergs? If you leave Kate and Leo out of it, my guess is not very often. It’d be like asking how often...

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Katie Wilkins Is Dedicated to Helping Kids Manage Pain

Katie Wilkins understands pain. As a previous University of Wisconsin-La Crosse collegiate gymnast, she sustained numerous injuries and has...

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“I Can Do It!” Kaidyn’s Recovery From Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy

“Our world turned upside down on Aug. 4, 2011,” says Heather Micek. That’s when she and her husband, Jason Micek, learned their twin...

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Virtual Tour: New Entrance

Light, space, shelter and seating: The new entrance to the St. Paul campus has it all. Construction wrapped up in February 2017, and the new...

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A Big Celebration for the James R. Gage Center for Gait and Motion Analysis

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare received a $1 million gift from SuperAmerica as part of the 30th anniversary celebration of the James R....

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Trauma Care Partnership Saves Peyton After Brain Injury

On May 17, 2013, 16-month-old Peyton ran across the living room, slipped, and hit his head on the hardwood floor. The impact struck him...

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Video Q&A: Gait Lab with Tom Novacheck, MD

We recently chatted with orthopedic surgeon Tom Novacheck, MD, director of the Gillette James R. Gage Center for Gait and Motion Analysis, in honor...

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Thank You to our Friends, Families and Supporters

As we embark on a new year, a year of hope and change, we know Gillette’s future is bright. Why? Because of you. Your dedication to the children...

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Virtual Tour: Gillette Therapy Pool

Last year, we opened a new therapy pool at our St. Paul campus. Located next to our therapy gym, the new pool includes several features...

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Ava Approaches Rare Bone Disorder with Bravery

“Yay! It’s surgery day!” exclaims Ava to her mom, Ashley Huberty, each time she heads to the operating room at Gillette...

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Muscular Dystrophy Diagnosis Can’t Stop These Twins

Giggling as they race down the skyway, Kiara and Keisy Vazquez Renteria make bets on who will win. The 10-year-old twins look mostly identical, even...

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