Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

Mayo plans new campus in La Crosse, Wis. area; could employ 3,800

Author:

The small city of Onalaska, Wis., could become another hub for Mayo Clinic's health care operations in west-central Wisconsin.

Rochester-based Mayo is in the early planning stages to build a new campus in Onalaska, just north of La Crosse, which could eventually employ up to 3,800 people, the Associated Press reports.

Onalaska has a population of about 18,000.

Mayo has not released any specific plans, but a traffic impact study related to the project was on the agenda for an Onalaska Board of Public Works meeting Tuesday evening.

The study outlines Mayo's plans to build a new campus on a 187-acre site on Sand Lake Road, which Mayo purchased early last year for $8.3 million, according to the Associated Press.

Mayo already operates a clinic in Onalaska, but the new campus would likely be several times larger than the current facility.

Mayo also has a hospital in La Crosse, and employs a total of 3,600 people in La Crosse County, the AP reports.

Joe Kruse, the chief administrative officer at Mayo Clinic Health, told WKBT the health system is looking to expand in that area of Wisconsin.

"We're very excited about the potential ... to improve the services that we can provide for our patients and make it more convenient,” said Kruse.

Kruse also stressed that since the planning is still in the very early stages there are few specifics to share on what type of facility would be built.

The traffic study indicates the project would be developed in phases, according to the AP, but there's no timeline given.

The traffic study is scheduled to go before the Onalaska City Council next week. After that it will be sent to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for action.

Mayo Clinic's Health System has hospitals and clinics in six states, including Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. It employs nearly 60,000 people systemwide, according to the Star Tribune.

Next Up

st louis co missing person terry - edit

MN man, 60, still missing despite 'extensive search efforts'

Local authorities are now asking for the public's help locating the man.

uncle sven's

Beloved Uncle Sven's Comic Shoppe in St. Paul closes after 39 years

The hallway-sized shop with "a big heart" closed in late November.

Screen Shot 2021-12-06 at 9.07.03 AM

'Weird Al' Yankovic to perform in 3 Minnesota cities in the summer

The singer will make stops in Duluth, Mankato and Minneapolis.

dual citizen brewing

St. Paul brewery to require proof of vaccination or negative COVID test

Staff will also be required to wear masks and test negative for COVID.

snow, snowplow

Winter storm watch issued as Friday storm track wobbles

The latest model runs show the heaviest snow a bit north of where the watch is in place.

Cam Talbot / Minnesota Wild

Talbot leads Wild to 7th straight victory

The Wild opened a four-game road trip with a win in Edmonton.

Paige Bueckers

Paige Bueckers out 6-8 weeks with injury

The Hopkins native was hurt during Sunday's matchup with Notre Dame.

Anthony Barr

Vikings' defense could get reinforcements against Steelers

Several starters could return for a critical Thursday night matchup.

Mercer ATV accident fundraiser

High schooler in coma, fighting for his life after ATV crash

Family members found the teen on the ground and unresponsive.

Nolan Sprengeler - muskie record - nov 2021

Angler officially breaks 64-year-old state muskie record

The muskellunge he caught on Nov. 22 weighed a whopping 55 pounds, 14 ounces.

Related