St. Paul - MN


Smiths Medical in St. Paul, Minnesota 

About Smiths Medical:
Smiths Medical is a leading supplier of devices used during critical and intensive care, surgery, post-operative care during recovery, and in a series of high-end, home-infusion therapies. We focus on technologies that offer both clinical and economic advantages to our health care providers and patients. Smiths Medical offers market-leading solutions in two major areas: Anesthesia and Safety Devices – Medication Delivery and Patient Monitoring. As part of Smiths Group plc, an FTSE (Financial Times Stock Exchange) 100, UK-based company, Smiths Medical is well positioned to invest in continuous improvement, technological innovation and customer service.

Working at Smiths Medical in St. Paul, Minnesota:
Founded in 1983 as Deltec, Inc., this facility was acquired by Smiths Medical in 1994.

Priding ourselves on being an industry leader, we manufacture and provide a wide range of infusion-therapy products, including ambulatory infusion pumps, large-volume infusion pumps, implantable access systems, dialysis and infusion catheters, pain-management trays, and needles. Employees work with industry-respected leaders, and are given opportunities to positively impact the business.

Many employees are first attracted to the area because Minnesota is a nationally recognized hotbed of the medical-device industry. They then find work with Smiths Medial and remain because ours is a stable, growing company. Our employees are passionate about the positive contributions they are able to make to patients’ lives. Smiths Medical offers employees professional challenges, growth opportunities and the ability to positively impact the business on a daily basis.

Living in St. Paul, Minnesota:
The “Land of Sky-Blue Water” is the literal translation of the Dakota Indian word, “Minnesota.” Known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” we actually have 15,291 lakes. Minnesota is the 12th largest state in size, has a population of 5 million people, and residents enjoy the four seasons of the year. The Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs are home to 3 million people.

From the vast expanse of Lake Superior in the north to the deep river valleys of the south, to the agriculturally rich Red River Valley to the spirited Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, we enjoy a quality of life unmatched in other parts of the country.

Minneapolis and St. Paul have evolved into a major metropolitan center.  Today, both cities and their surrounding communities host a unique situation: employment in the suburbs constitutes over 63 percent of all metropolitan jobs and one can easily live near one’s work.

Natural attractions:
Lake Superior, the largest inland fresh water lake, has 150 miles of breath-taking Minnesota shoreline stretching from Duluth to the Canadian border.  The road is flanked by the rocky North Shore cliffs on one side and the beautiful waters of the lake on the other.

Minneapolis has over 6,000 acres of parkland and St. Paul has over 3,500 acres where residents can walk, run, skate, and cycle.  Many of the parks border lakes and rivers.

Man-made attractions:
In addition to the 68 state parks, Minnesotans enjoy attractions such as Valleyfair Amusement Park, Cantebury Downs, Knott’s Camp Snoopy, and a number of Casinos within commuting distance.  Our downtown skyways allow shoppers to go from store to store without the need to venture outside.  Each city has more than five miles of skyways, and these have been studied by city planners from around the world.

Other attractions:

  • Sports teams: Minnesota fans enjoy professional sporting events year-round, cheering on the Minnesota Vikings (football), Minnesota Twins (baseball), Minnesota Timberwolves (basketball), Minnesota Wild (hockey) and St. Paul Saints (semipro baseball).

  • Theater: The Twin Cities is the second-largest center of theatrical performance, boasting 100 live theaters in the area.  The Gutherie, Fitzgerald, Chanhassen, Penumbra, State, Orpheum Theaters and Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop are some of the area’s better-known theaters.

  • Music: Music lovers enjoy the Minnesota Orchestra, Ordway Center for Performing Arts, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Opera and the Schubert Club.  Throughout the year, there are community ensembles performing concerts and presenting plays throughout the area.

  • Museums: Minnesota offers a wide range of museums:  Swedish Institute of Art, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota Children’s Museum, Science Museum, Weisman Art Museum, and there are many more to visit.

  • Fairs and festivals: Minnesotans enjoy many different festivals and events throughout the year: Holidazzle Parade, St. Paul Winter Carnival, Minneapolis Aquatennial, Minnesota State Fair, Renaissance Festival, and the Taste of Minnesota.

  • Zoos: The Minnesota Zoo has over 2,300 animals living in their natural surroundings.  A narrated monorail ride provides a treetop view of Siberian Tigers in their natural setting.  Como Park is a free-admission, 70-acre zoo, conservatory and park surrounding Lake Como.

  • Recreation options: In the cities of lakes and parks, residents of the Twin Cities enjoy 1,000 local lakes, 135 golf courses, groomed parks and hiking trails, throughout the four seasons of the year.  The largest lakes in the area are popular for boating, fishing, swimming, sailing, canoeing, water skiing, and ice fishing in the winter months.  Minnesota has more boaters per capita than anywhere else in the U.S.

Educational institutions:
The Twin Cities has a reputation for the high quality of its workforce.  They are educated (33.7% of Minnesotans have a bachelor’s degree or higher), they are above average in technical literacy, and most are employed. The state has earned a national reputation for excellence in education with 91.9% of all adults age 18-24 having graduated from high school.

There are 26 colleges and universities, 11 technical colleges and 25 professional and business schools in the metropolitan area. 

Compared nationally, the University of Minnesota ranks 8th among public research universities and 10th in research and development spending, surpassing Harvard and MIT.  There are four U of M campuses, including its largest in the Twin Cities.

Housing:
In Minnesota, you can choose your residence based upon the lifestyle you want. The downtowns offer attractive town homes, warehouse lofts, high-rise apartments and single-family homes close to parks, schools, and work.  The wide ring of suburbs and small towns offer a broad range of housing options.  In 2003, Minnesota ranked 2nd in the nation in home ownership, with a rate of 77.2 percent.

Schools:
Minnesota is considered among the best states in which to raise children, ranking 1st in the nation in the 2004 Kids Count report.  Minnesota is dedicated to educational excellence. Dozens of the state’s public schools have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as “Blue Ribbon Schools,” noted for their academic excellence.

Through the Enrollment Options Program, students K-12 can apply to any public school district in the state. The state also offers a wide selection of private, magnet, and charter schools.  Advanced high school students may enroll in college courses tuition-free.

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Contact information:
Address:  1265 Grey Fox Road, St. Paul, MN  55112
Phone: 651-633-2556 (main)

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