Outpatient Projects: Minneapolis-based provider to add new MOB at clinic site, creating outpatient hub

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. – Looking to capitalize on one of its high-visibility locations in a growing area of the Minneapolis suburbs, Park Nicollet Clinic recently broke ground on a new medical building that will anchor a future regional outpatient hub in Maple Grove.

The new $48 million, three-story, 93,091 square foot facility will be connected to a Park Nicollet clinic currently on the site, creating the 115,000 square foot Park Nicollet Regional Specialty Center. Included will be a primary care clinic, urgent care and specialty services such as orthopedics, dermatology, oncology, ambulatory surgery, endoscopy, imaging, lab testing, and other specialties.

“Patients want access to primary and specialty care services in one convenient location where care teams are working together to make it easy for them,” said Dr. David Abelson, president of Park Nicollet, in a statement. “This model is an opportunity to improve health, experience, and affordability for patients. Our new regional center is an investment in a new standard of care in the northwest metro that is coordinated, seamless and supportive.”

The regional outpatient center will be visible from U.S. Interstate 94, whose northbound lane heads to growing areas north of the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Completion of the new medical building is projected for late 2015, with the ambulatory surgery and endoscopy center slated to open in early 2016.

The design/builder on the project is Minneapolis-based Ryan Companies U.S. Inc., which sold the land to Park Nicollet and is in the midst of beefing up its healthcare division.

Ryan is also in the midst of developing a new 41,000 square foot medical building a short distance away from the Park Nicollet site, near the Maple Grove Hospital. That facility, Grove Health West, is slated for completion late in 2014. Currently 52 percent preleased by Twin Cities Orthopedics, the Ryan-owned building should be about 90 percent filled by the time it opens, according to Erwin Effler III, VP of development, healthcare for the developer.

Park Nicollet became one of Minnesota’s largest providers in 2013 when it joined another area system, HealthPartners. The combined entity has more than 1,700 physicians; five hospitals; 52 primary care clinics; 22 urgent care locations; and numerous specialty practices in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

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