Innovation and Accessibility

March 15, 2016
An exterior view of the new Clinics and Surgery Center

The new, state-of-the-art University of Minnesota Health Clinics and Surgery Center opened its doors in February.

The 342,000-square-foot facility houses 37 medical specialties, as well as lab and imaging services, a retail pharmacy, a café, an outpatient surgery center, and other clinical services. Endocrinology clinics and diabetes educators are located on the building’s third floor.

Housing 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 providers to discuss patients’ care plans.

The Clinics and Surgery Center also makes prominent the latest research and medical innovations through its “Discovery Experience.” Visitors will find video monitors promoting clinical trials and other research opportunities in the center, 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.

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.