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Saint Marys tower on the horizon?


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) --If the Destination Medical Center bill becomes law, one of the first projects completed by the Mayo Clinic may be a $ 100 million tower at Saint Marys Hospital.

DMC medical director Dr. Bradly Narr told the Post Bulletin after last night's PB Dialogue at the University of Minnesota-Rochester that he expects Mayo Clinic to announce plans to move forward on the project that would change the city's skyline within a couple of years.

The tower would go on top of the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit that is already under construction on the Saint Marys campus.

It would accommodate complex heart and neurological surgeries.

Building the tower is already part of Mayo Clinic's five year plan, and if the DMC bill passes the clinic would be able to begin construction once the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit is completed without moving the cranes they already have in place..

However, Mayo Clinic's executive leadership and the Mayo Board of Trustees have not signed off on the plan.

If the bill passes, Dr. Narr told the Post Bulletin he expects to see it come to fruition in the next three years.

Today the DMC bill went before the House Capital Investment Committee for an informational hearing.

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