by Samantha Hoot
A $65 million surgical suite expansion and modernization project is underway at Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato. On Wednesday, MCHS officials unveiled project renderings that are part of its renovation. "This project will enhance our patients experience and will allow them to experience a broader array of surgical procedures right here locally at our Mankato campus," Dr. James Hebl, Mayo Clinic Health System regional vice president says. The expansion will include 14 operating rooms, a sterile processing department, an interventional pain medicine procedural room, a new gastrointestinal endoscopy center and 43 private pre and postoperative patient rooms that Dr. Mike Kendrick, MCHS Chair of Surgical Facilities, says is a crucial factor when it comes to patient care.
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Context: The expansion and modernization project is part of a comprehensive plan to transform the Mankato campus into a major Mayo Clinic regional medical center that is fully integrated with the Mayo Clinic practice in Rochester. The new surgical and procedural suite expansion will take place on the second floor of the Mankato hospital and will include 14 ultramodern operating rooms, a new sterile processing department, 43 private pre- and post-operative patient rooms, an interventional pain medicine procedural room and a new gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy center. Completion of the surgical suites and GI endoscopy center is expected by late 2018. “Mayo Clinic is committed to the needs of patients in Mankato and the surrounding communities we serve,” says James Hebl, M.D., vice president of Mayo Clinic Health System in Southwest Minnesota. “The projects are an investment in our patients, our staff and the needs of our communities. Providing access to outstanding care in state-of-the-art facilities closer to where patients live is of paramount importance, and is the driving force behind the decision to dedicate substantial resources to these initiatives.” More information about expansion and modernization project can be found here.
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