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Shriners Hospitals for Children — Twin Cities and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare expand 95-year history of collaboration

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Twin Cities and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare expand 95-year history of collaboration
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Twin Cities and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare are pleased to announce an increased collaboration in the treatment of children with orthopaedic and neuromuscular conditions. The two organizations, which will remain independent, have worked together since the 1920s to provide quality health care to this specialty patient population and are now expanding this collaboration into surgery services and inpatient care.

Beginning in November, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Twin Cities surgeons will perform the majority of their surgeries and inpatient stays at Gillette. Shriners Hospitals for Children — Twin Cities patients will continue to receive outpatient services including physician visits, child life, radiology exams, rehabilitation (occupational and physical therapy), orthotics, and prosthetics at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Twin Cities located on East River Parkway in Minneapolis.

“We are excited and energized by this opportunity to work more closely together. Each organization has unique capabilities that when joined in collaboration allow us to reach and serve more children across the region. Our missions are very much aligned,” said Charles Lobeck, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Twin Cities administrator.

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Twin Cities and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare share a common commitment to offering a multidisciplinary approach to care and specializing in the treatment of the most rare and complex orthopaedic conditions. It is because of these shared commitments to providing patients with the highest quality level of care that we are pleased to announce this expanded collaboration.

About Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our health care system provides advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. To learn more about Shriners Hospitals for Children, please visit shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.

About Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare cares for patients who have some of the most complex, rare and traumatic conditions in pediatric medicine, including cerebral palsy, epilepsy, spina bifida and hydrocephalus. Children who have disabilities and complex medical needs – and their families – have been at the center of our mission for more than 120 years. Learn more about how we’ve built on our long history to set the standard of care for some of the most challenging childhood conditions and how you can help at Gillettechildrens.org.
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