Mayo Clinic is expanding its services, space and other capabilities at its sports medicine facility in downtown Minneapolis to meet the growing demand for its expertise. The expansion will increase capacity for services including orthopedics, primary care, physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), and radiology.
Since October 2014 Mayo Clinic has leased 22,000-square-feet of space in downtown Minneapolis. The expansion project will add 16,000-square-feet of leased space. Construction is expected to begin in late April 2017.
“The project builds on our commitment to patients in the Twin Cities area by providing more convenient and accessible sports medicine services,” says Edward Laskowski, M.D. (PMR ’90), Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and co-director of Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine along with Michael Stuart, M.D. (OR ’88), Department of Orthopedic Surgery. “This expansion allows us to serve our patients better by tapping Mayo Clinic’s expertise, cutting-edge technology, research and educational capabilities.”
The expansion includes:
Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine also is adding PM&R sports medicine fellowship in Minneapolis. During the next two years, four physical therapists trained in sports medicine will join Mayo Clinic’s staff in Minneapolis.
“Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine’s integrated, multidisciplinary approach helps athletes of all ages and abilities optimize their performance, minimize risk and treat injury,” says Dr. Stuart. “This expansion will ensure that patients continue to get the world-class, whole-person care this is the hallmark of Mayo Clinic.”