Posted at: 12/02/2013 10:49 AM
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Mayo Announces $72.1 Million Plan to Expand & Renovate Saint Marys Campus


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(ABC 6 News) - Mayo Clinic has announced a $72.1 million plan to expand and renovate two of its buildings in downtown Rochester.

Mayo officials say the clinic plans to add on five floors to the Mary Brigh East Building and renovate the third floor of the Domitilla Building at Saint Marys Hospital. Both projects will begin in the second quarter of 2014 and are expected to be completed in early 2016.

"Hospitals are the location where care is delivered to the most complex and seriously ill patients," says Amy Williams, M.D., medical director of hospital operations. "Patient safety is of the utmost concern in the hospital setting and this project will meet the needs of the patient by creating a safe and welcoming environment that is patient and family focused."

The addition of five floors on top of the Mary Brigh East Building will include three floors for patient care units, each with 23 private rooms for a total of 69 private rooms. The the remaining two floors will be used for shell space and mechanical infrastructure. The new expansion will create an additional 131,800 square feet of finished space and 25,300 of shell space. Upon completion, Mary Brigh East will be nine floors.

Currently, construction is finishing up on the first four floors of Mary Brigh East as part of a surgery expansion project to create a new post anesthesia care unit.