The development of a new 342,000-square-foot University of Minnesota Health Clinics and Surgery Center took another step forward last week when more than 100 employees gathered to tour the as-yet-unfinished facility.
Once completed, the center will serve as a catalyst for expanding our extraordinary patient care and innovative research. University of Minnesota Health physicians and staff will use the uniquely integrated building design to collaborate in new ways. Patient needs and the principles of access, innovation, research and cost-effective care have been incorporated at every level into the building’s development. Those principals will also be woven into the new care models our physicians and staff develop at the center.
“We want to thank everyone for the hard work on the planning of the facility – countless hours, marathon design sessions and multiple plan reviews,” University of Minnesota Physicians Chief Operating Officer Mary Johnson said. “Even more important is the work we are doing to transform our care model, so that in this facility, we will improve the patient experience with greater convenience, access and value.”
The center, formerly known as the Ambulatory Care Center, will be located at 909 Fulton Street SE in Minneapolis, on the University of Minnesota’s East Bank campus. The five-story building will house:
Construction on the center began in December 2013. The center will have extended hours during the work week, with limited hours on Saturday and Sunday, although specific opening and closing times have yet to be determined.