Facilities

February 7th, 2014

Tony Wirt: Mayo Clinic, unlike the Vikings, isn’t asking for a handout

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

So we’ve got an organization asking for public money to supplement their own contribution to new infrastructure and making quasi-veiled threats that if they don’t get it, well, they may just have to look at relocating. And the Vikings got what they wanted, right? But unlike the new stadium for Minnesota’s favorite football team, the […]

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Tags: destination medical center, infrastructure, Minnesota Vikings, Post Bulletin


May 1st, 2013

Rural hospitals in Minnesota protest Blue Cross reimbursement cut

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Dozens of the state’s rural hospitals are protesting what they see as potentially crippling changes in the way Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota pays them for medical services. Hospital administrators say the new calculation could reduce their payments by hundreds of thousands of dollars, potentially forcing layoffs or tax increases to make up […]

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Tags: Blue Cross, Blue Shield, financial pressure, layoffs, medical services, Star Tribune


May 1st, 2013

Park Nicollet, HealthPartners to build clinic in Plymouth

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

The site of a former driving range in western Plymouth soon will be home to a 60,000-square-foot medical and dental clinic jointly run by Park Nicollet and HealthPartners. It’s the first announced development since Park Nicollet and HealthPartners completed their merger Jan. 1. The merger made the company the second-largest health care provider in Minnesota, […]

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Tags: health care provider, HealthPartners, merger, Park Nicollet, Plymouth, Star Tribune


April 25th, 2013

Hey Silicon Valley, innovation isn’t all about you

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

We always hear how smart and creative the Valley is. It’s home to hundreds of startups, thousands of apps and billions of dollars in venture money. You might think from all the hype that it has a lock on innovation…the Mayo Clinic, the 150-year-old hospital to the stars – know a little something about innovation too. Or they probably […]

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Tags: Center of Innovation, innovation, Lorna Ross, Silicon Valley, YOUgear UK


March 28th, 2013

Shriners, Mayo join forces for pediatric care

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Today, the Mayo Clinic announced that the Shriners Hospitals for Children — Twin Cities would be the first pediatric hospital to join its national, collaborative Mayo Clinic Care Network…“Both Mayo Clinic and Shriners have a heart for kids, and we’re excited to know that this new collaborative step together will increasingly benefit our young patients,” said […]

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Tags: Dr. Christopher Moir, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, pediatric hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Star Tribune


March 27th, 2013

Mayo’s Saint Marys Hospital a priority for expansion

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Saint Marys Hospital is usually a busy a place, so much so that it is chronically short of administrative and research space. Doctors hustle across the Mayo Clinic hospital, which extends more than a city block, and emergency room nurses push carts from one patient room to another. Shared offices are the norm. “I’ve got […]

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Tags: Dr. Brad Narr, MPR, Saint Marys Hospital


March 26th, 2013

Concussion center to fill need in the Valley

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

The Banner Concussion Center at Good Samaritan Hospital hopes to reduce the wait for specialists by offering physicians, neuropsychologists, vestibular therapists, athletic trainers, audiologists and vision therapists under one roof…More than 3,000 people visit Good Smaritan’s emergency room annually with head trauma, he said. That’s just a fraction of the number of injured people in […]

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Tags: Arizona Republic, Banner Concussion Center, concussion, Dr. Bert Vargas, Good Samaritan Hospital, head trauma, Mayo Clinic in Arizona’s Comprehensive Concussion Program


March 26th, 2013

Saint Marys, Methodist hospitals to merge, become Mayo Clinic Hospital

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Mayo currently has a single integrated hospital practice divided between two hospital licenses and two legal entities. Regulations require separate reporting of quality, financial and operating data to organizations such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, The Joint Commission and The Leapfrog Group. “Separate hospital reporting has increasingly resulted in an incomplete and […]

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Tags: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, data, hospital reporting, merger, Methodist Hospital, Post Bulletin, Saint Marys Hospital, The Joint Commission, The Leapfrog Group


February 21st, 2013

Mayo Clinic to build $28M medical center

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

The Mayo Clinic will expand its presence in Cannon Falls, Minn., with the construction of a $28 million medical center, the health provider announced Wednesday. The new 90,000-square-foot center will be about three times larger than Mayo’s existing Cannon Falls hospital, and will make room for additional emergency medical services. Additional Coverage: Pioneer Press, Post Bulletin   […]

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Tags: additional services, Cannon Falls, Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, new medical center


February 18th, 2013

Mayo Clinic to close its Mall of America store

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

The Mayo Clinic will close its Healthy Living store at Mall of America on Feb. 28. “Mayo has learned a great deal about delivering health and wellness offerings in the retail setting and is applying what’s learned to other initiatives that are under development, including our Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center expansion in Rochester,” Mayo spokesman Bryan Anderson said […]

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Tags: Bryan Anderson, Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, Healthy Living store, Mall of America, Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, retail setting


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