Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
Campus Expansion & Renovation
Saint Paul, Minn.
An independent, not-for-profit pediatric hospital with an international reputation, especially in orthopedics and neurology/neurosurgery, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare embarked on an expansion that would create a new front door and provide a prominent and distinct identity from its neighbor, Regions Hospital, where it shares space. Linked to the main hospital campus by a new skyway, the expansion houses Gillette’s most accessed services – rehabilitation therapies and the James R. Gage Center for Gait and Motion Analysis.
With a goal “to change the way kids with disabilities see the world and the world sees kids with disabilities,” the state-of-the-art facility emphasizes mobility and comfort for both the patient and families, including spacious treatment rooms, abundant daylighting, and access to equipment and amenities. Along with the expansion, existing space on the fourth floor of the hospital campus was renovated to accommodate a new pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) with private patient rooms and space for parents to stay overnight. The PICU complements Regions Hospital’s designation as Minnesota’s first Level I Pediatric Trauma Center.
Size: 55,000 sq. ft. of new space, approximately 22,000 sq. ft. of renovated space
Components: (Expansion) rehabilitation treatment rooms, including individual treatment rooms; large therapy kitchen; gait and motion analysis exam rooms with heated floors, natural lighting, and separate entrances and exits for patient privacy; offices for operations and support functions; therapeutic play areas; (Renovation) 10-bed PICU with private rooms; family resource center; coffee shop; private rooms for mothers nursing and children with special feeding needs; Ronald McDonald Family Room