ALBERT LEA, Minn. — Work has begun on a new state-of-the-art cooling plant at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea. The $2.75 million investment provides an essential upgrade to the entire medical center’s cooling system. This energy-efficient system will control temperatures throughout the main campus facility, increase the cooling capacity and allow temperature regulation in different areas of the building. The cooling system will pave the way for future renovations and expansions at the medical center in Albert Lea.
“The new chiller plant is just part of a nearly $5 million investment we are making in the medical center facilities in Albert Lea,” says Mark Ciota, M.D., CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System – Albert Lea and Austin. “For more than two decades, we’ve been investing in this facility, along with generous contributions from community members, the Naeve Hospital Auxiliary and the Naeve Health Care Foundation. This latest round of improvements, the chiller plant, demonstrates the long-term commitment Mayo is making to Albert Lea and the surrounding area. We are proud to be the community’s long-time partner for health, and we look forward to caring for current and future generations of patients.”
Future planned improvements to the Albert Lea facility include remodeling the Cancer Center, adding observation beds adjacent to the Emergency Department and remodeling to accommodate the transition of the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit (PSU) from Austin to Albert Lea.
The installation of the new cooling system started mid-November 2017 with project completion expected in May 2018.
Press ContactKathy Leidal