August 23, 2018

Mayo Clinic in Austin adding family birth center, connective link in $11M project

By Karl W Oestreich

Twin Cities Business
by Amanda Oustuni

The Austin branch of the Mayo Clinic Health System is undergoing an $11.2 million expansion project to add a third-floor Family Birth Center Twin Cities Business Magazine Logoand two-story connecting link between the hospital and main clinic entrance. The additions were described as being part of the Mayo Clinic’s ongoing effort to bring top-tier care and facilities to Austin, Albert Lea, and the surrounding area.  Dr. Mark Ciota, CEO of the Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin, said in prepared remarks that the expansion is the result of more than two years of analysis as the nonprofit focused on building viable campuses with efficient use of facility and staff resources.

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Context: Mayo Clinic Health System – Albert Lea and Austin is pleased to announce its plan to create a third-floor Family Birth Center and a two-story connecting link between the main clinic entrance and the hospital on its Austin campus. The $11.2 million dollar investment is part of Mayo Clinic’s continuing commitment to ensuring the highest-quality care and top-tier medical facilities remain available to residents of Austin, Albert Lea and the surrounding area. Construction will take place throughout 2019 and 2020. “This is an exciting, beautiful modernization and expansion project that will serve our patients, staff and communities for years to come,” says Mark Ciota M.D., CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin. “This expansion is the culmination of more than two years of analysis and planning to ensure the viability of our campuses and make the best use of our facilities and staff resources to serve our patients.” More information on the plans can be found here.

Contact:  Rick Thiesse

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