Construction of new replacement hospital makes progress

March 21, 2014

CANNON FALLS, Minn — Now fully enclosed, construction on the new 88,000 square ft. medical center for Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls is progressing well.

In mid-February, crews began to install glass windows throughout the building. A total of 79 window frames are featured throughout the three-story building allowing natural sunlight to brighten and add warmth to the facility. The largest windows face the front southwest side of the building where the patient and staff dining area will be located.

Interior work continues with the addition of drywall and paint in rooms of the inpatient floor. Aesthetic features such as a soffit built around the nurses’ stations are also nearing completion. In the surgical area, crews also have installed drywall and will soon begin painting.

On the main level, which will house the clinic and emergency rooms, crews continue to work on electrical and plumbing needs and continue finishes for exam rooms and expanded patient waiting areas. Recent work on the lower level includes equipment installation in the boiler room. Steel frames for meeting rooms and staff office on the lower level have also been added.

As seen from the exterior, the pink and black insulation will soon be protected by brick siding which will be placed in the coming weeks. Construction is expected to wrap up in July with a grand opening celebration planned for later in the month.

In the new facility, patients can expect high-quality, comprehensive care that features state-of-the-art medicine that embodies all the knowledge and expertise of Mayo Clinic.


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