Mayo Clinic will invest $217 million in the growth and modernization of Saint Marys campus, located in Rochester, Minn., while also relocating and upgrading its Cardiac Surgery facilities.

Mayo Clinic’s Saint Marys campus will undergo a series of large-scale projects to modernize and expand facilities while consolidating specialties and achieving strategic practice adjacencies. The approved plans will allow for flexibility of patient volume variation and will preserve capacity for practice growth. These projects are projected to be completed over the span of five years, with construction set to begin this year.

Specific projects include a three-floor expansion of Generose Building and a fit-out of East Tower floors 7-10, which will add 104,000 square feet. These projects also include the renovation and expansion of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and the modernization and expansion of the Cardiovascular Diseases Intensive Care Unit and associated spaces.

Mayo Clinic also approved the relocation of Cardiac Surgery from the first floor to the third floor shell space of the East Tower. The fit-out of the East Tower third floor will include more than 36,000 square feet and feature 11 larger, more efficient operating rooms (including one hybrid operating room), two shelled operating rooms for future growth, associated core and support space and 13 preoperative and postoperative spaces. The spaces will be equipped with physiological monitoring and anesthesia equipment necessary to support cardiac surgical practice in each of the operating rooms. Construction is slated to begin this year and will be completed in late 2018.