Inside Gillette Blog

Start the Countdown – Our New PICU Opens in May

Posted On: 04/14/2010

Categories: Events, Expansion Updates

We’ve already told you about our plans to build a bigger, and a better, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) for our patients. And we’re excited to announce that we’re less than one month away from completing construction. Crews are putting finishing touches on our PICU and installing state-of-the-art equipment that we’ll need to care for children who are critically-injured or recovering from major surgery.  

Interested in a firsthand looks at our new PICU?  We’re holding an open house on May 13 from 2:30 until 7:00 PM — and you’re invited! You’ll have the opportunity to tour our new space, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and meet some of the families who have been touched by our trauma care.  

If you’d like to RSVP, call Gillette’s event line at 651-312-3114 or email  You can also RSVP on Facebook. Or, feel free to simply show up at a time that’s convenient for you and your family.

Here’s a sneak peek of our progress since March:

The main nurse station, strategically positioned to allow for close patient monitoring.

A patient bed and medical equipment will be added along this wall in the coming weeks.

Private rooms with glass sliding doors will allow staff to observe and react quickly, while giving patient families more privacy.