Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, St. Paul, Minnesota, and the Amputee Coalition have formed a partnership in an effort to help people affected by limb loss/limb difference achieve their full potential through education, support, and advocacy as well as to promote limb-loss prevention.
Through the partnership, the organizations will provide education and resources to patients and their families, including the implementation of the Coalition’s Certified Peer Visitor (CPV) Program at the hospital to help families navigate their children’s recovery process with support.
“We are proud to be a powerful extension of the patient-centered care that hospitals and rehabilitation centers provide to the limb loss/limb difference community,” said Mary Richards, president and CEO of the Amputee Coalition. “Before and soon after amputation can be the most vulnerable and influential stages of a patient’s journey. Through our partnership with Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, we are bridging the gaps between care and support.”
“We’re excited to partner of the Amputee Coalition. They offer amazing resources for families and professionals in the limb-loss community,” said Michelle Hall, CPO, who is leading the partnership at Gillette Children’s. “Gillette Children’s plan is to bring valuable pediatric insight to the coalition and its members. Our research, innovation, and work providing prosthetic care for children will be a great resource for families and providers.”