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Mastering Complex Challenges & Opportunities in Healthcare

August 02, 2017

Like many leaders, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center CEO Kyle Barker knew that he had to handle the opportunity in front of him with precision. There was an opportunity to serve patients in a new geographic area, but a misstep can always be costly, especially in the healthcare industry. A few miles away, Allina’s Minneapolis Heart Institute in Brainerd, MN needed a new home after parting ways with a former partner. Having quickly rented a facility for the short-term, Allina needed to figure out a long-term plan to avoid losing patients to a competitor.

The companies had no prior relationship, different cultures, different needs and 10 months to not only overcome all the obstacles in their path, but develop and build a facility when they agreed to partner up. A new video chronicles the journey the organizations took and what happened when they relied on Mortenson to help them navigate the process. Watch the video to see their story:

As with the Baxter Clinic project, medical office building activity is increasing in the shifting world of healthcare delivery, so Mortenson has also produced results from a recent survey of healthcare-driven developers, investors, lenders and brokers to gauge what they expect to see in the coming years. 

Finally, to tie it all together, listen to our most recent episode of the Building What’s Next™-The Podcast, where we’re joined by Rachel Bartling, Senior Project Development Manager for Mortenson's healthcare group as she walks us through the industry survey results, and breaks down how and why care is becoming decentralized as it moves closer to where patients work and live through small clinics and multi-practice medical office buildings.