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”

Scott R. Wordelman, FACHE named HCMC’s Vice President of Ambulatory Administration

Scott R. Wordelman

Scott R. Wordelman was recently named Vice President of Ambulatory Administration at HCMC. Before joining HCMC’s leadership team, Wordelman led the creation of one of the nation’s first rural integrated community health systems, Chisago Health Services, and the integration of three community hospitals to create Fairview Lakes Regional Health Care, a regionally integrated health system and a division of Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis, MN.  Most recently, as president and CEO, he led the integration of Interstate Medical Center, River Region Health Services and Fairview to create Fairview Red Wing Health Services — an integrated, community-based health system in Red Wing, Minnesota affiliated with Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services, where he was a Senior Officer. Continue reading “Scott R. Wordelman, FACHE named HCMC’s Vice President of Ambulatory Administration”