Mayo Clinic announces "major" enhancements at multiple campuses

(ABC 6 News) – Mayo Clinic announced "major campus enhancement" projects Tuesday in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Florida.

It’s part of Mayo Clinic’s Bold. Forward. strategic plan to transform health care over the next decade.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged and impacted all in so many ways, but it also has enabled advances in how we best deliver care," says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic president and CEO.

"Together with our digital strategy, we are purposefully upgrading physical spaces and integrating technology in ways that better enable our staff to focus on what matters most. People come to Mayo Clinic from all over the world for the care only we can provide, and we are committed to expanding and creating inspired spaces that deliver on our promise of hope and healing."

According to a press release from Mayo Clinic "The La Crosse and Mankato projects will incorporate telehealth, digital health and artificial intelligence technologies, along with design elements and efficiencies to support innovative care models and enhance the patient and staff experience. In Jacksonville, the expansion will transform the hospital infrastructure by creating much-needed capacity to address significant growth in the number of patients in need of Mayo Clinic care."

Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse

The La Crosse project will replace the current hospital building with a new six-level, 70-bed hospital connected to the Cancer and Surgery Building.

The new facility will include:

  • A surgical and procedural floor adjacent to and integrated with the current operating rooms, housing pre-recovery and post-recovery rooms.
  • Endoscopy suites.
  • Cardiac catheterization labs and interventional radiology.
  • Medical-Surgical units.
  • A flexible ICU and Progressive Care Unit.
  • A new Family Birth Center.
  • Unfinished shell space for future growth.

Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato

The Mankato project features a 121-bed expansion in three floors to be added atop the Emergency Department, Cancer Center and Specialty Clinic foyer. Hospital floors within the new tower will link to the existing hospital and include:

  • A new and expanded ICU and Progressive Care Unit.
  • A new Medical-Surgical Unit.
  • A new Family Birth Center.

Mayo Clinic in Florida

The expansion in Florida includes building five new floors atop the existing hospital tower — resulting in 121 new inpatient beds, including 56 ICU beds — with additional shelled space for future growth. Construction at the hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, is expected to begin later this year and will be completed by the end of 2026.

More details about the projects in Mankato and La Crosse can be found here, and more information about the projects in Jacksonville, here.