Some Mondays can’t be over soon enough. But for patients and staff here at Gillette, this Monday is cause for celebration! That’s because, starting today, Gillette’s expanded Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is open and serving patients. Our new PICU, located in space formerly used by Rehabilitation Therapies, looks drastically different than when we first began our St. Paul expansion project last fall.
But we couldn’t open our PICU without giving employees, patient families, and the public a sneak peek! So, last week, we hosted an open house and tour for our new space. Here’s just a few examples of what visitors saw.
As part of the open house celebration, we invited three Gillette families — all whose children had spent time in our PICU — to interact with staff and share their experiences. As you can see, they reconnected with some familiar faces!
Our bigger and better PICU is just the beginning! A new patient-care building opens later this year, just across the street from the hospital. And we’ll soon begin renovating our surgical suites. Click here to see how you can help us complete our surgery project.