New specialty clinic in Maple Grove

Northwest suburbs gets new Gillette facility

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare welcomed visitors to its Maple Grove Clinic last Thursday with a fun, family-friendly open house. Turnout was high despite the return of winter weather. Kids and families gathered ‘round a makeshift campfire in the waiting area and lined up for freshly-made s’mores in the assistive-technology lab.

Assistive technology specialists were on hand to demonstrate the clinic’s equipment and services, including orthotic, prosthetic and seating capabilities. The clinic’s nature theme was reflected in colorful leaves, flowers and artwork throughout waiting areas, patient rooms and hallways.

The clinic, which opened in January 2008, is Gillette’s first in the Northwest metro. “The Maple Grove Clinic is a tremendous resource to Gillette patients and families in the northwest suburbs,” says Kristine Nolin, a prosthetist and orthotist at the clinic. “We’re excited to spread the word about the clinic to this rapidly-expanding area.”

The author is public relations specialist for Gillette.