Clinic business

Mayo Clinic’s Hudson plans quiet, but still on the table – Reuters

ROCHESTER – Years after paying $3 million for land and submitting a proposal, Mayo Clinic is silent on the future of its plans to build a medical center in Hudson, Wisconsin.

“We haven’t heard from them (Mayo Clinic) in a year,” the Hudson town administrator said. Aaron Reeves this week.

In 2018Mayo Clinic Health System – Northwestern Wisconsin Region

submitted a proposal to the Hudson Planning Commission.

“Preliminary plans indicate a medical facility building of approximately 100,000 square feet and would include approximately 60 to 75 clinic rooms, six to eight operating rooms and four procedure suites. The proposed medical facility will have a function clinic as well as an outpatient surgical function,” according to the permit application.

Hudson, with a population of 14,754, is 15 minutes east of St. Paul and 30 minutes east of Minneapolis. A facility there could make Mayo Clinic much more competitive in the Twin Cities.

Asked about the status of the Hudson project, Mayo Clinic officials balked.

“No updates to share,” the senior communications specialist wrote. Dan Lea.

When asked if that meant the Mayo Clinic proposal was still on the table as a possibility without a public timeline, Lea replied, “Correct.”

Mayo Clinic paid $3 million to buy 9 acres of open land in Hudson from SSHD Inc. in February 2018. The land is located along Stageline Road.

Although the project has not moved forward since 2018, the Mayo Clinic still owns the land.

“We’re still hoping they do a project here,” Reeves said.

Another health care provider, Hudson Doctors, broke ground in November on the construction of a new 160,000 square foot medical center to provide more services to Hudson. The $50 million center is slated to open in January 2023.

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