Mayo Clinic is building a new 70-bed hospital in La Crosse

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) – The Mayo Clinic in La Crosse is building a new hospital. Announcing Tuesday, the facility will replace the current one off West Avenue South.

The new structure will have six floors and will have 70 beds. The construction includes a surgical and procedural floor, 30% larger patient rooms, endoscopy suites, a flexible intensive care unit, a new family birthing center and more.

The project has been underway for years and is the first step in a beautification plan for the La Crosse campus that will update buildings, create more green space and greater connectivity for the community.

This first phase achieves several goals for the Mayo Clinic.

“The new hospital will reflect our core value: patient needs come first. [It also reflects] the rich history of the Coulee area by enhancing our ability to provide cutting-edge and innovative care at Mayo Clinic,” said Dr. Paul Mueller, Regional Vice President, Mayo Clinic.

“The way health care is delivered today is changing rapidly and this new hospital will reflect those ever-changing needs,” added Michael Morrey, Regional Chairman of Mayo Clinic Administration. “It will be equipped with the latest technologies, including telehealth, artificial intelligence and automation.”

Mayo is also expanding its hospital in Mankato, MN. This project includes a three-storey vertical extension above the emergency room, the cancer center and the specialized clinic.

The two hospitals will cost approximately $353 million. Construction is expected to begin this spring at both locations with a completion date of 2024.

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