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University breaks ground on new clinic

The highly anticipated $160.5 million outpatient
clinic is expected to open in January 2016. (Image: Canon Design)

In December the University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved final agreements among the University, University of Minnesota Physicians (UMP), and Fairview Health Services (now operating together as University of Minnesota Health) for a new academic outpatient clinic.

Crews moved swiftly to break ground on the $160.5 million, 330,000-square-foot facility at 909 Fulton Street SE in Minneapolis later that month. The center, scheduled to open in January 2016, will provide new space for clinics currently housed in the University’s Phillips Wangensteen Building, allowing for a long-awaited expansion. Minnesota Masonic Charities has committed $10 million to build out a Masonic Cancer Clinic in the facility.

Clinics and an outpatient surgery center will incorporate education and research for team-based care in the new building, which is expected to enhance both the patient experience and the educational experience for health professionals in training.

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