The project will occur in phases over an 18–24-month span with an estimated completion date of September 2024.
Does the project include expanding the footprint of the existing building?
No. The remodel and redesign of the areas included in the project will all take place within the current footprint of the building.
Will the construction cause any disruption to patients?
Staff and construction crews will do their best to minimize disruption to patients and visitors. All departments will remain open and fully operational during the construction.
Will having an emergency department with more space mean fewer transfers to other Mayo Clinic locations?
Patients who need hospital care are not able to be cared for in an emergency department setting and will need to be transferred regardless of the number of beds. More treatment rooms in Albert Lea will allow patients the space to wait in a private room rather than in the main waiting area prior to receiving care. The additional safe rooms will also allow for patients with behavioral health needs to be cared for in a private space specific to their needs.
Who is paying for the campus enhancements?
The project is funded through Mayo Clinic’s capital budget.