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50 workers keep Mayo Clinic Health System hospital construction on schedule

The construction of the new hospital on the La Crosse campus of the Mayo Clinic Health System is on schedule.

Excavation and construction of support columns and foundation walls continues in Zone A. First level bridge rebar is underway for Zone B. The first concrete bridge has been poured in the area C. Staff will now begin to see the building expand vertically.

The number of workers on site each day has grown to nearly 50, representing many different businesses in the region.

“With worker safety a top priority, Knutson Construction works closely with the Wisconsin Safety and Health Advisory Program and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration to address any hazards or especially the most well-known ones, such as excavation and trenching, during construction of the new hospital worksite to prevent work-related injuries,” says Eric Erickson, vice president of hospital services administration. from Mayo Clinic Health System.

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The Mayo Clinic Health System continues to provide parking spaces to accommodate patient and staff needs. Shuttle service is available for patients by calling 608-498-1247.

The new hospital, which is expected to be completed in the fall of 2024, will include:

  • A surgical and procedural floor adjacent and integrated with current operating rooms. This floor will house preoperative and postoperative recovery rooms.
  • Endoscopy rooms.
  • Cardiac catheterization and interventional radiology laboratories.
  • Medical-surgical units.
  • A flexible ICU and a progressive care unit.
  • A new family birth center.
  • Space for future growth.

The community can follow the progress of construction by visiting the La Crosse Hospital construction webpage on the Mayo Clinic Health System website and view the live webcam.

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