Facilities

February 7, 2013

Mayo Clinic opens Barr-Weaver Simulation Center

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Medical teams and community organizations can learn and practice medical skills in a safe, highly realistic environment with the opening of the Mayo Clinic J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Simulation Center at Mayo Clinic in Florida…”Through medical simulation, we can provide interactive, hands-on training that enhances the safety of our patients and staff,” said […]

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Tags: Barr-Weaver Simulation Center, Dr. William Rupp, hands-on training, medical simulation, medical skills, News4Jax


February 4, 2013

What does Rochester need to offer to become a global destination?

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Mayo Clinic’s own market research shows there is something missing, a ‘satisfaction gap,’ before Rochester can become a global medical destination…In 2009, Mayo employee Bobby Davis, 38, and his girlfriend moved to Rochester from Phoenix after he landed a dream job as a user interface designer for web and mobile devices. “We had heard some […]

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Tags: appeal, global medical destination, market research, MPR, satisfaction gap


February 1, 2013

Mayo Clinic pitch has supporters, skeptics lining up

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

“If Mayo is threatening to do this (expansion) someplace else, then it’s like the Vikings,” said Art Rolnick, a senior fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs and longtime critic of such public-financing deals…”The economics are better than with sports teams,” argued Steve Parente, a health policy expert at the U. […]

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Tags: Art Rolnick, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Pioneer Press, public finance, Steve Parente, University of Minnesota


February 1, 2013

Mayo vies for public money for Minnesota expansion

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

The Mayo Clinic, Minnesota’s largest private employer, pressed state lawmakers Wednesday to commit more than $500 million toward an ambitious development project tied to the renowned medical center in Rochester. The proposal outlined by Mayo officials includes projections that the publicly aided expansion will lead to as many as 45,000 new jobs around the state during the next 20 years and leverage […]

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Tags: destination medical center, development project, new jobs, proposal, public aid, Yahoo! News


January 31, 2013

Grand Meadow to Lose Mayo Facility

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

For folks who might need to seek treatment in Grand Meadow, they will soon need to drive outside of their community. The Mayo facility in town is closing in March, when their doctor of three decades retires…While it’s just a setback for Sean Waugh, there’s another group of people that will be affected even more. […]

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Tags: care center, facility closing, Grand Meadow, KAAL, Sean Waugh


January 31, 2013

Dirckx Family Counts on Mayo Clinic Connection

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Greg Dirckx remembers his father traveling from Marshall, MN, for care at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. With four generations and his wife Judy’s Nebraska family using the clinic, Greg knows Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls is a community asset. “The convenience of having that connection to Mayo right here in our community, where we […]

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Tags: Cannon Falls Beacon, community asset, Mayo Clinic, travel


January 31, 2013

Mayo Clinic Lays Out $6 Billion Package of Improvements for Rochester

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

The Mayo Clinic laid out plans Wednesday for an ambitious $6 billion, 20-year initiative that would support its effort to turn its Rochester-based hospital complex into one of the world’s top medical centers…”While Mayo Clinic is also evaluating plans for additional expansion outside Minnesota in future years, we believe Rochester can and should remain Mayo’s […]

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Tags: destination medical center, Dr. John Noseworthy, expansion, global headquarters, initiative, Star Tribune


January 17, 2013

United and Mayo Pool Info to Drop Cost of Care

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

The Mayo Clinic and UnitedHealth Group announced a new research institute Tuesday that will pool data on more than 110 million patients as part of an effort to help scientists study ways to improve medical care and lower costs. The two Minnesota powerhouses said the project, called Optum Labs, could become health care’s version of […]

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Tags: Dr. John Noseworthy, Mayo Clinic, MPR, Optum Labs, research institute, Star Tribune, UnitedHealth Group


January 7, 2013

Mayo Clinic Unveils $28M Austin Expansion

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Mayo Clinic employees and community leaders got their first look at the new $28 million Austin facility Friday morning after a ceremonial ribbon-cutting ceremony — and more than 100 took full advantage…”It’s very rewarding because those of us who have been working hard on this project haven’t really had a chance to appreciate it,” said […]

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Tags: Austin facility, Austin Post Bulletin, Vice President of Administration Rod Nordeng


January 7, 2013

At Mayo’s MOA Outpost, The Doctor Won’t See You Anymore

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

The Mayo Clinic, which has already put the brakes on an expanded role at the Mall of America, now appears to be moving in reverse. The Pioneer Press reports that Rochester-based Mayo has stopped providing clinic services at its existing MOA location — a service it began last June. Prior to that, Mayo’s presence at the Bloomington-based megamall was a sort […]

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Tags: clinic services, Mall of America, Mpls St. Paul Business Journal, Pioneer Press


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