“Innovation is part of our DNA at Mayo Clinic because of our incredible staff.
The inherent desire of our teams to push the boundaries of what’s possible for patients will once again change the course of medicine for the next century,” said Christina Zorn, Chief Administrative Officer. “We will always need a place for our patients to receive in-person care. It’s exciting to imagine what could be possible by seamlessly integrating digital capabilities and physical spaces.”
The initiative in Rochester will introduce five new buildings, related infrastructure and utilities – all with future-oriented design elements.
“Mayo Clinic is projecting and planning for the next era of care by designing intentionally flexible facilities built to adapt and change to meet the needs of the next 100 years,” said Bridget Avikainen, Associate Administrator for Bold. Forward. Unbound. in Rochester.
This adaptability is a first-of-its-kind feature in a healthcare facility, thanks to an innovation called a flexible grid. In a typical hospital building, certain floors and spaces are designed for surgery, others for hospital beds, and others for imaging support. All have different specifications, like ceiling heights and materials. In Mayo Clinic’s new clinical buildings, specific spaces or entire floors will be able to shift from patient room to operating room, to diagnostic imaging suite as needs change over time.