Mayo Clinic Health System is expanding its Mankato hospital by adding three new floors on top of its existing two-story building on the campus.
The project features more than 100 additional hospital beds and other improvements including a three-floor vertical expansion atop the emergency department, cancer center and specialty clinic foyer; a new and expanded intensive care unit and progressive care unit; a new medical-surgical unit and a new family birth center.
“This project will bring tremendous benefit to patients, our hardworking dedicated staff and the communities we serve,” said James Hebl, regional vice president of Mayo Clinic Health System, Southwest. “The hospital expansion will enable Mayo Clinic to achieve its vision of transforming community health care over the next decade.”
The use of telehealth and digital technology will be expanded in the facility, along with design elements to support care models and enhance patient and staff experience.
“We are very excited about this project for our patients, our staff, as well as the community,” said Travis Paul, regional chair of administration for the Mayo Clinic Health System, Southwest. “Expanding our capabilities in the space within our hospital means that we are going to be able to deliver even more high-quality care locally.”
Construction was also approved on a new six-floor, 70-bed hospital in La Crosse, Wis. The two projects comprise a $353 million investment, and construction starts this spring at both locations and is expected to finish in early 2024.
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