ROCHESTER -- Mayo Clinic is kicking off a $217 million, five-year "domino effect" of expansion and renovation projects on its Saint Marys Hospital campus.
The plan was announced this morning. The elaborate proposal includes adding three floors to the Generose Building, moving and upgrading the cardiac surgery facilities and expanding the Neonatal Intensive Care and Pediatric Intensive Care units.
"This a strategic plan that has been in evolution for the past five years. We looked at where the needs were most pressing," said Dr. Bob Cima, Mayo Clinic's medical director of hospital operations. "We decided that to do this in an incremental fashion with one little project here and there was not the most efficient way of doing this."
While it may be a while until construction cranes for this project appear, some work to build out empty "shell space" is expected to begin within a few months.