Allina Health announces significant investment to expand health care services in the south metro

LAKEVILLE, Minn. (March 29, 2022) — Allina Health continues its commitment to provide seamless care close to home by announcing the transformation of outpatient care options in the south metro. Allina Health will be adding a new multi-specialty center and primary care clinic, both in Lakeville. In addition, Allina Health will expand services in the Allina Health Apple Valley Clinic and open an Urgent Care in Savage. In total, these investments will add more than 100,000 square feet of new health care real estate to the area.

The Lakeville multi-specialty center and primary care clinic are expected to be open to patients by summer 2023. The new multi-specialty center, set to be located along I-35, will integrate care offerings in a growing part of the Twin Cities and support communities in Northfield, Faribault and Owatonna by providing a full continuum of care to the south I-35 corridor. 

The multi-specialty center will bring the full Allina Health ambulatory platform to the south metro. This investment will include more than 20 specialties, such as orthopedics, oncology, women’s health and cardiology, in addition to an ambulatory surgery center. 

“Making complex specialty care more accessible to the south metro, along with a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center, is a critical component to Allina Health’s overall strategy to lower the cost of care while adding convenience for our patients,” said Dave Slowinske, Allina Health senior vice president, Operations.

The new primary care clinic in Lakeville will create patient-focused access to care in a growing neighborhood in eastern Lakeville while the existing Allina Health Lakeville Clinic will continue providing the excellent care the community has come to expect from Allina Health in southern Lakeville. 

“We will also expand primary care and specialty care capabilities at our Allina Health Apple Valley Clinic and open an Urgent Care in Savage. Together, this portfolio of healthcare services will greatly improve access to care in the south metro and allow patients to seamlessly transition between our clinics, virtual care, and increasingly, into our patients’ homes,” said Slowinske.

“We are excited to see Allina Health’s Whole Way to Better journey take shape in the south metro as we expand our care offerings to ensure the community’s care journey is as smooth and connected as possible,” said Lisa Shannon, Allina Health president and CEO. “We know health care concerns add emotional and financial stress as people already juggle family, career and busy lifestyles. Investing and increasing our care options directly benefits primary care and specialty care accessibility and supports our Population Health initiatives by providing integrated, high quality and affordable care closer to home.”

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