Now open: Clinics and Surgery Center

Clinics and surgery center operating room

(Photo: Brady Willette)

The new, state-of-the-art University of Minnesota Health Clinics and Surgery Center, which opened in February, includes many features designed to enhance the patient experience, improve care delivery, and advance medical discovery through research.

The five-floor, 342,000-square-foot facility, located on the edge of the Uni-versity’s East Bank campus, houses 37 medical specialties, as well as lab and imaging services, a retail pharmacy, a café, an outpatient surgery center, and other clinical services.

Offering so many specialties under a single roof promotes greater communication between the various medical specialists who may be part of each patient’s care team. In fact, the building incorporates several “collaboration spaces” for care providers to discuss patients’ care plans. 

The Clinics and Surgery Center promotes patients’ awareness of and access to the latest research and medical innovations through its “Discovery Experience.” Visitors will find video monitors describing clinical trials and other research opportunities in the center, a liaison who is available to discuss the studies, as well as kiosks throughout the building that offer quick access to StudyFinder, a U of M website that highlights health research opportunities for both patients and healthy volunteers.

Clinics and surgery center waiting area

(Photo: Brady Willette)

Other enhancements to the patient experience include an easier-to-access location (just off of I-94), extended clinic hours, convenient scheduling, easy check-in and check-out, and improved valet parking services.  

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Published on April 5, 2016

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