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Mayo announces $217 million expansion and modernization of St. Marys Campus

Mayo announces $217 million expansion and modernization of St. Marys Campus

Mayo Clinic plans to invest $217 million over five years to renovate and expand its St. Marys Campus, the Rochester-based medical system announced on Thursday.

Here are the highlights, according to Mayo:

Three-floor expansion of Generose Building

The addition of floors 4–6 to the Generose Building will add approximately 150,000 square feet to the building. Roughly half of the space will be used for a consolidated Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation inpatient and therapy space.

Fit-out of Saint Marys Campus – East Tower floors 7-10

The 104,000 square feet added by the completion of these floors will allow for relocation of the 78 beds from the 95-year-old Joseph Building. Saint Marys Campus has 150 semiprivate general care beds, and this project will decrease that number in favor of private patient rooms with private bathrooms and showers. The project will eliminate the need for all communal showers shared by 143 beds at Saint Marys Campus.

Renovation, expansion of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

There are 26 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit beds, 20 of which are semiprivate. This will be transformed to a 35-bed modernized unit with private rooms. The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit capacity will increase from 16 to 23 private beds.

Modernization, expansion of Cardiovascular Diseases Intensive Care Unit and associated spaces

Part of the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases procedural space will be updated and expanded during the plan’s five-year construction span. Associated preoperative and postoperative space and Coronary Intensive Care also will be modernized and expanded for increased capacity.

“This project not only demonstrates Mayo Clinic’s commitment to our mission, but also our commitment to the future growth of Rochester,” said Dr. John Noseworthy, president and CEO of Mayo Clinic. “With this significant investment, we will increase Mayo’s capacity to provide the best possible care for our patients and also create jobs and economic growth in Rochester and the region.”

Additionally, Mayo will also relocate and upgrade its Cardiac Surgery facilities. The unit will move from the first floor to the third floor shell space of the East Tower. According to Mayo, both sets of projects will "address the needs of an increasingly complex patient population, rising inpatient volume and innovative practice, while providing the highest level of safe, efficient and affordable care."

Construction on both projects is set to begin this year. The Cardiac Surgery move is expected to be completed by 2018, while the other projects will be rolled out in phases.

Mayo has agreed to invest $3.5 billion in its St. Marys and downtown campuses over the next two decades as part of the Destination Medical Center initiative. 

It's the second major investment in the St. Marys Campus in as many years. It began construction last year on an 110,000 square-foot expansion of the Mary Brigh Building.

Read more on the most recent expansion of the campus.

Cover photo: File / Chad Johnson

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