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Mayo Clinic maps 40-year path
The Mayo Clinic has unveiled its master plan to meet growing internal and external demands. The design calls for the construction of a number of facilities, primarily at its Phoenix campus. Plans also include moving the majority of patient care to the Phoenix campus, with the Scottsdale campus focusing primarily on research and cancer care.
The Mayo Clinic has unveiled a plan charting its next 40 years of construction and development. The plan is designed to cope with the substantial growth anticipated at Mayo's two Valley campuses.
Under the new plan, the majority of patient care will be moved to the Phoenix campus, with the Scottsdale facility focusing primarily on research and cancer care. Dr. Victor Trastek, chairman of the Scottsdale clinic's board, told the Arizona Republic that the adjustment is designed to eliminate inefficiencies in the current system, which requires many of Mayo's physicians, patients, researchers, and educators to commute between the two sites.
Although both locations will undergo development over the next four decades, the Phoenix facility will be the primary focus for expansion. Construction has already begun on an 11,350-square-foot data center, a 39,000-square-foot administrative services building, and a 9,000-square-foot expansion to the radiology department.
Future plans include adding a 162,000-square-foot diagnostic, specialty outpatient clinic to the Phoenix hospital site, and potential construction of additional clinical, research, education, and administration buildings at the Phoenix campus. There is also talk of building residential housing for medical staff and students, as well as a hotel.
The majority of the work on the 180-acre Scottsdale campus will focus on the expansion of the Samuel C. Johnson Medical Research building.
For more information:
"Mayo Clinic outlines 40-year plan," Arizona Republic, 7/21/2003
"Mayo Clinic to move patient services to hospital campus," Business Journal, 7/17/2003
"Mayo to split patient, research sites," Arizona Republic, 7/17/2003