Hennepin County Medical Center will build a new 322,000 square foot clinic and specialty center that will expand its downtown Minneapolis campus to meet the growing need for outpatient care and specialty services.
The Hennepin County Board approved spending $10 million to acquire property near the main campus in downtown Minneapolis, directly across from the Emergency Department on 8th St., between Park and Chicago Aves. The total cost of the new building, including the land, and relocation of a helipad, will be approximately $191 million to be financed through the sale of bonds.
“First and foremost this new facility will improve the experience for our patients,” said Jon Pryor, MD, MBA, CEO of Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc. “Right now our primary care and specialty care clinics downtown are spread across nine buildings that we own or lease. Bringing them together into one building will make it more convenient for our patients and more efficient for our staff.”
Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc. (HHS), doing business as Hennepin County Medical Center, is a public corporation operated as a subsidiary of Hennepin County. Its purpose is to engage in the organization and delivery of health care and related services to the general public, including the indigent as defined by state and federal law as determined by the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners, and to conduct related programs of education and research.
Healthcare philanthropy professional Suzanne Norberg Begin joins the executive leadership team at Hennepin County Medical Center as the VP of Philanthropy and President of the Hennepin Health Foundation.
A Minnesota native, Begin spent the last 23 years in Atlanta, Georgia where she worked with former President Jimmy Carter supporting community–based programming for family and children in the impoverished areas of the city, served as the executive director of the Henry W. Grady Health Foundation raising funds for Atlanta’s safety-net hospital, and CEO of The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority, the two-county hospital authority charged with oversight of Grady Health System.
Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc. will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Minneapolis Central Library’s Pohlad Hall located at 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis. The meeting will take place from 4-5 p.m.
Parking is available underneath the library. The entrance to the ramp is on 4th Street in between Hennepin and Nicollet Avenues.
Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc. operates Hennepin County Medical Center in downtown Minneapolis and primary care clinics in Minneapolis on East Lake Street and in the Whittier Neighborhood and in the suburban communities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Richfield, and St. Anthony, as well as retail clinics in the Walmart stores in Bloomington and Eden Prairie.