Skip to main content

The Mayo Clinic is planning significant building upgrades for some of its properties in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

The health care system on Tuesday outlined its ambitious "enhancement projects" for three sites: Mankato, Minnesota; La Crosse, Wisconsin; and Jacksonville, Florida.

President and CEO Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., said in a news release that with these new structures, Mayo Clinic is "purposefully upgrading physical spaces and integrating technology in ways that better enable our staff to focus on what matters most."

In Mankato, Mayo is building up.

The health care system wants to add three new floors (with 121 new beds) on top of its existing emergency department, cancer center and specialty clinic foyer. The added floors will connect to the existing hospital. There will also be a new and expanded ICU and progressive care unit, a new medical-surgical unit, and a new Family Birth Center.

In La Crosse, Mayo has its sights set on a new six-story, 70-bed hospital, which will replace the current hospital building. Included in the new space:

  • A surgical and procedural floor (integrated with current operating rooms) with pre- and post-recovery rooms
  • Endoscopy suites
  • Cardiac catheterization labs and interventional radiology
  • Medical-surgical units
  • A flexible ICU and progressive care unit
  • New Family Birth Center
  • Plus unfinished "shell space" that can be used in the future

All of this will connect with the existing Cancer and Surgery Building.

Construction work in Mankato and La Crosse will start this spring and should wrap up before 2024, Mayo Clinic said. The combined cost of the projects is $353 million.

Once completed, the new spaces will "incorporate telehealth, digital health and artificial intelligence technologies, along with design elements and efficiencies to support innovative care models and enhance the patient and staff experience," Mayo said.

Work in Jacksonville will see five new floors added atop an existing hospital tower. 

Sign up: Subscribe to our BREAKING NEWS newsletters

Next Up

House sale keys door

High prices, stiff competition putting off homebuyers in Twin Cities

Prices continue to rise in the metro, but there are signs of buyer fatigue.

Screen Shot 2022-05-19 at 1.59.51 PM

Series of explosions at manufacturing plant injures 6 in Wisconsin

The blast rocked the Wisconsin town just before 7:45 a.m.

police lights squad car dark - Unsplash

Medford man dies in Le Sueur County crash

The 49-year-old was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Denisovan molar

MN researcher part of team behind 'revolutionary' discovery of ancient tooth in Laos

The molar found in a remote cave is believed to have belonged to a Denisovan girl who lived 164,000-130,000 years ago.

Eagle Ridge Middle School

Charges: Sting catches MN principal trying to hire child prostitute

Authorities alleged Mohamed Selim attempted to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex on Tuesday.

cub donuts 1

Nominate a 'local hero' to get a dozen Cub donuts from Salvation Army

The organization is looking for 1,000 volunteers to help with the effort in the metro.

Minnesota State Patrol helicopter windshield broken after duck flies through it.

Duck smashes through chopper window and hits State Patrol pilot

Two pilots were on the aircraft at the time, with one of them sustaining a head injury.

covid, vaccine

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, May 19

It's been 805 days since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Minnesota on March 5, 2020.

Nordstrom

Charges: Minnetonka Nordstrom employee stole $500,000 in merchandise

Store employees used a covert camera to investigate disappearing merchandise.

Smoothing concrete

Woman drives into wet concrete, gets stuck in attempt to flee police

The 53-year-old woman drove into wet concrete trying to flee police on Monday.

Jennifer Carnahan

Family of late Rep. Hagedorn sues widow Carnahan over unpaid medical expenses

The lawsuits allege that Carnahan has yet to reimburse Hagedorn's family for medical expenses despite promising to do so.

Related

the mayo clinic - edit

Group says Mayo should be 'severely punished' over research puppy's death

The puppy died two days after undergoing a procedure at a Mayo research facility.

tony webster flickr mayo clinic

About 1% of Mayo Clinic staff let go due to COVID vaxx requirements

Workers had until Jan. 3 to get at least one vaccine dose or obtain an exemption.

Mayo Clinic to begin $100 million expansion in Jacksonville

The project includes adding two stories to its Florida hospital and a separate primary clinic. Construction is set to begin next month and be complete in about two years.

Mayo clinic

Mayo Clinic tightens mask guidelines, visitor restrictions

The clinic will ask visitors to wear medical or surgical masks.

the mayo clinic - edit

Mayo Clinic named No. 1 on 'Best Hospitals' list

It's the sixth year in a row the Rochester hospital has been named the best of the best.