As the focus of health care shifts from treating episodes of
illness to helping populations stay healthy, Abbott Northwestern – WestHealth
is here to provide non-hospital medical care close to home. Community members
have access to the same quality care from Abbott Northwestern Hospital, but
with the added convenience of location, nearby freeway access, ample parking
and a location that’s easy to navigate.
WestHealth is the medical destination of the west metro for
preventative care, as well as for serious conditions. As the WestHealth campus
continues to expand and add new outpatient and support services, Allina Health
takes another step toward achieving the Triple Aim of lower costs, higher
quality of care and improved patient experience.
Abbott Northwestern - WestHealth has been a part of the
Plymouth community since 1992 and is proud to offer superior healthcare and provide
support to the community through programming, partnerships and sponsorships.
1992 - Abbott Northwestern Hospital and North Memorial formed
a 50/50 partnership to develop WestHealth in Plymouth.
1994 - WestHealth, a 120,000 square-foot building, opened its
doors in September 1994. The first two floors were dedicated to ambulatory
health care: a same-day surgery center, urgent care, laboratory and imaging
services. The top four floors were used as medical office space for primary and
specialty care physicians and outpatient clinics.
1998 - As patient volumes grew and demand for outpatient
services increased, a four-story, 78,000 square-foot addition was built to
accommodate additional clinics, a pharmacy and a breast center.
2011 - Allina Health became the sole owner of WestHealth and
rebranded the building as Abbott Northwestern – WestHealth to acknowledge that
patients from Plymouth will receive the same quality care from Abbott
Northwestern Hospital, close to home.
2013 - WestHealth built a new 18,000 square-foot building to
house a full-service Emergency Department that was integrated into the existing
Urgent Care to provide 24/7 service. Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
is also on site to provide care to pediatric patients in the combined Emergency
Department and Urgent Care.
2014 - In partnership with Presbyterian Homes & Services,
construction began on Interlude, a transitional care center that will open in
early 2015. Interlude will provide care for patients who need additional
medical supervision before going home, but do not need the inpatient services
of a hospital. The new facility will have 50 private suits for short-term care
and six comfort suites for patients who are otherwise health but are recovering
from outpatient surgery.
Today, WestHealth is home to more than 50 family and
specialty care clinics
that bring the same quality healthcare from Abbott Northwestern Hospital to the west metro in one easy-to-access
location. Some of these specialty
services and programs include, breast center, cardiovascular services, holistic
health, imaging, laboratory, orthopedic services, pharmacy, physical therapy,
primary care, same-day surgery, spine care, emergency and urgent care.