HCMC plans to expand its downtown campus

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.”

The new building will include primary care clinics, specialty clinics and outpatient surgery facilities. It would open in 2016. Continue reading “HCMC plans to expand its downtown campus”

New Chief Executive Officer named at HCMC

The Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc. (HHS) Board of Directors has named Jon Pryor, MD, MBA, as the new chief executive officer. HHS is the public subsidiary corporation of Hennepin County that operates Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), a Minneapolis trauma center and public hospital and clinic system. Pryor replaces David BM Jones, who stepped in as interim CEO in August when Arthur Gonzalez left to become CEO of Denver Health.

“Dr. Pryor will be a transformational leader because of his passion for the mission of HCMC, his experience as an outstanding clinician, and his high level of business acumen from his time with a national business consulting firm and service as CEO of a large medical practice,” said Sharon Sayles Belton, chair of the HHS board. “He is bringing that experience and passion home to where he started as a medical resident in the HCMC Surgery Residency program. He knows first-hand the essential role that HCMC plays in our community.” Continue reading “New Chief Executive Officer named at HCMC”