Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato officials today broke ground on a new Emergency Department on its medical center campus in Mankato.
The Emergency Department project, totaling $29.5 million, will allow us to grow with the health care needs of the region. The existing facility was built for 18,000 patient visits a year. Emergency Department visits have continued to steadily grow, with 27,000 visits last year and 35,000 expected annually by 2019.
“Access to high-quality, patient-centered emergency medicine for our region is one of our priorities as a regional medical center,” says Greg Kutcher, M.D., president and CEO. “This project is a gateway to better meet the needs of our patients and we are excited to break ground today on this anticipated project.”
The project will include:
- A new Emergency Department – to be built out from the existing facility. This will approximately double the amount of ED space on the medical center campus in Mankato
- A new ambulance garage
- A new below-grade loading dock with new space for Receiving, Materials Management and the Sterile Processing Department
- Shelled-in space above the new ED for future expansion of Perioperative Services in Mankato
Construction of the Emergency Department represents the largest capital project this year within the Mayo Clinic Health System. The Emergency Department project is the third in a series of capital investments to create a regional medical center for our communities. The ISJ Heart Center opened in 2008, the Andreas Cancer Center opened in 2009 and the new Emergency Department project is expected to be completed in 18 months. Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato will cover two-thirds of the construction cost with savings put away every year toward major projects such as this with the remaining to be covered by charitable giving.
Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato is an owned affiliate of Mayo Clinic, with a regional network of four hospitals and 16 clinics in south central Minnesota. Patients benefit from outstanding local care coupled with access to the knowledge and expertise of one of the nation’s most highly regarded medical centers.