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Transforming the Hill – Through the Lens of Gillette’s CEO

Posted On: 02/10/2010

What snow?  Our wintery weather hasn’t stopped construction crews from making visible progress on Gillette’s new outpatient care building, to be located across the street from our existing St. Paul hospital. This week, crews drilled the final steel cables into our hillside. These cables, called tie-backs, help protect our new building from the hill above. That’s right—our new building will, essentially, be built into a hillside!

There’s no one more excited about our expansion project than Margaret Perryman, Gillette president and CEO. And for good reason:  she has a direct view of the construction site from her office window. Beginning with our groundbreaking last fall, Margaret has taken a hands-on approach to our expansion.  Since then, she’s made sure to capture weekly progress with her own digital camera. 

CEO Photo of the Week

So much has changed since last fall,” remarked Margaret this week. “When I look outside my window, I think of the thousands of children who will benefit from our enhanced space.”

Margaret isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty — literally! Shovels in hand, she and two Gillette patients broke ground on our new building in October 2009.

Be sure to check back next week for another photo from Margaret.  And to see what’s happening on our hillside right now, click here.