28 Years of Mobile Assistive Technology Clinics at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare David C. Wilkie Manager, Assistive Technology/Mobile Outreach

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  • 28 Years of Mobile Assistive Technology Clinics at Gillette Childrens Specialty HealthcareDavid C. WilkieManager, Assistive Technology/Mobile Outreach Clinics

  • Minnesota Hospital for Indigent Crippled & Deformed ChildrenGillette State Hospital for Crippled Children Gillette Childrens Hospital1897 - 1976

  • 1985Windom - Why not come to us? Windom (165 miles) St. Paul

  • Cycle with sidecar becomes first outreach vehicle1985Seating & Adaptive EquipmentOrthotics and ProstheticsWindomDirectors Desk for work bench

  • 1986Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center Northern Wisconsin Center Chippewa Falls, Wis. Seating, Adaptive Equipment and Orthotics

  • Typical problems in the early 80s

  • First Van 1986

  • SCH connection -1987Services for Children with Handicaps (now MCSHN) - kids

    July = Seating & Orthotics for Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center

    November = Seating & Orthotics for RTC & SCH

  • 1989STAR grant adds assistive technology services to unserved and underserved rural areas of the StateSTAR funds AT Clinics - far corners of the State

  • 1990

    St. Paul Chippewa Falls, WI Fergus Falls Windom St. Peter Moose Lake Austin (110)Owatonna (70) Thief River Falls (300)Worthington

  • Services expand in 1990Ford Step Van from Friends of GilletteAAC, Computer Demonstration EquipmentMCSHN, RTC continueTrade ramp for lift Patti joins Gillette

  • New truck has power lift - what a relief!

  • Set up at Mankato clinicRegional Treatment Center- PT/OT GymLibrary (only once)Church - Chapel, Classrooms, GymHospital - Clinic & Conference RoomsSchools - Conference Room, Gym, Stage Warm up Room Performing Arts Make up RoomAmerican Legion/ VFW - Bingo Hall

  • Chuck Schemitsch modifies a brace at Mankato clinic

  • 1991-1993

    St. Paul Chippewa Falls, WI Windom St. Peter Moose Lake Austin Owatonna Thief River FallsWorthington Fergus FallsBrainerd (135) (75) St. Cloud Duluth (150) International Falls (290)Mankato (90) (180) MarshallHibbing (190)

  • Snow! October 31, 1991First clinic cancellation on November 1st - to St. Cloud (75 miles)The snow lasted through May that winter.

  • 1995

    St. Paul Chippewa Falls, WI Windom St. Peter Moose Lake Austin Owatonna Thief River FallsWorthington Fergus Falls Brainerd St. Cloud Duluth Eveleth Red Lake Alexandria Grand Rapids(180) Marshall Mankato Roseau (350) Monticello International Falls

  • 1995Arts for All at clinics in Brainerd & OwatonnaConsultant to find minorities in greater MinnesotaDiversity TrainingSureFit PatentTranslate BrochuresTranslate Fliers

  • Development of Community Action Networks 19961234567

  • 1998-2001United Way of Steele Co. funds Owatonna clinicsMankato United Way funds clinics in MankatoUnited Way of Mower County funds clinics in AustinUnited Way of Kandiyohi funds clinics in WillmarAll Regional Treatment Center funding endsWillmar Planning Committee begins work to bring clinics to WillmarRice Health Foundation funds Willmar clinicsSTAR funds ATNs, ATNs fund clinicsDr. Murphy joins Gillette and supports outreach clinics

  • 1999CMN Sponsors New Business Class Freightliner Truck - Diesel engine and air-ride suspension :)

  • 2000The Elephants are Coming in Mankato!

  • 2002Gillette receives contract from MCSHN to coordinate their PMR/Assistive Technology Clinics

  • 2003 - 2004WAISE Foundation funds Freightliner crew cab truckWork BenchesToolsDemo EquipmentAACComputer AccessEADLs

  • Telemedicine evaluation clinic added in 2004Seating evaluations with the staff of Rice Memorial Hospital PT, Vendor, Client, Family in WillmarSeating Specialist in New BrightonSaves evaluation time on the road

  • CurrentSpecialty Medical and AssistiveTechnologySites St. Paul Albert LeaOwatonna Baxter/Brainerd Aurora Duluth Alexandria Grand Rapids Marshall Mankato/St. Peter Roseau Willmar Bemidji International Falls CrookstonDetroit Lakes

  • HistoricalSites St. Paul Chippewa Falls, WI Windom Moose Lake Austin Owatonna Thief River FallsWorthington Fergus Falls Baxter/Brainerd St. Cloud Duluth Eveleth, Hibbing, & Virginia Red Lake Alexandria Grand Rapids Marshall Mankato Roseau Willmar Cloquet Bemidji Detroit Lakes Park Rapids LaCresent & Winona RochesterNew Ulm Red Wing International Falls Crookston Monticello Ah-gwah-chingSt. Peter Fairbault Aurora Albert Lea

  • 2005Miles Saved2000 = 254,7002004 = 273,9602008 = 882,8402012 = 963,8602013

  • Number of Services 1985 - 2012

  • AT Services 1985-2012, Physician & NP Services 2002-2012

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    198528

    198649

    1987232

    1988523

    1989559

    1990593

    1991722

    1992630

    1993537

    1994559

    1995625

    1996575

    1997675

    1998700

    1999925

    20001415

    20011653

    6411964

    6641584

    6291568

    7971615

    9422113

    8832000

    10982201

    10302416

    9602626

    12153069

    14803253

    Physician & NP

    AT Services

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    1985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012

    Physician & NP6416646297979428831098103096012151480(KPM+NP+MCYSHN) - not Duluth

    AT Services28492325235595937226305375596255756757009251415165319641584156816152113200022012416262630693253AT Services (includes Duluth since 2008 I think)

    red = KPM only

    (Local = Twin Cities, Cloquet, Moose Lake)

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  • Gillette Childrens Specialty HealthcareGillette Sign?Gillette Symbols - bird, tree, flower, etc?

    *1897 - Ward @ City & County Hospital to provide care of indigent crippled children1907 - The Legislature approves the act that funds a new building for the Minnesota Hospital for indigent Crippled and Deformed Children.1925 - Gillette State Hospital for Crippled Children1971 - Gillette Childrens Hospital1996 - Gillette Childrens Specialty Healthcare

    **At a new site in TRF, Paul couldnt get carts through the accessible doorways. Paul ran the clinic in the parking lot. We offered aloevera for his sunburn when he returned.******1991 added Brainerd, Duluth, International Falls, St. Cloud

    1992 added Hibbing & St. Marys

    1993 added Marshall, Mankato

    Moose Lake RTC ends funding

    *In 20 years, we have cancelled fewer than 5 clinics due to weather. Weve spent extra nights - Worthington.(St. Cloud, Worthington, others?)*STARRTCsSCH**Added University of Good Samaritan***Signals changes in community - developmentally disabled population moving out of State Hospitals and into group homes.

    Concern - how to follow? State Hospital unable to give Gillette info on where patients have moved.****STARRTCsSCH*STARRTCsSCH*