St. Francis Regional Medical Center announces construction of surgery and endoscopy center on Shakopee campus

Shakopee, Minn., (January 11, 2023) St. Francis Regional Medical Center and its owners Allina Health, HealthPartners Park Nicollet and Essentia Health, are proud to announce construction plans for a state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center aimed at expanding the surgical services in our southwest metro community. The ambulatory surgery center (ASC) will be located on the southeast corner of the hospital campus and will include the addition of a TRIA Orthopedics clinic.

“Investing in our growing community by adding an outpatient surgery center provides patients a convenient, lower cost local option for surgeries and procedures closer to home,” said Amy Jerdee, president of St. Francis Regional Medical Center. “The new surgery center offers increased access to specialty care on our campus and brings TRIA, a leading orthopedic provider, to the community.”

Construction on the St. Francis Surgery and Endoscopy Center will begin in the spring of 2023. The 46,000 square foot building will house the new surgery center, the TRIA clinic and orthopedic urgent care, and space for future service offerings. Expected to open in early 2024, the surgery center will be owned by St. Francis and managed by HealthPartners Park Nicollet.

“We are proud to have served the health care needs of Shakopee and the surrounding communities for more than 20 years,” said Laura Loberg, vice president of surgical services at Park Nicollet. “As our communities continue to grow, we’re committed to meeting the health care and sports medicine needs of the community by providing high-quality, affordable and convenient care.”

The St. Francis Surgery and Endoscopy Center will provide the same high-quality, compassionate care the community expects from St. Francis. New specialists in surgical care will work in tandem with long-time experts from St. Francis in multiple specialties, including orthopedics, general surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and gastroenterology. The TRIA clinic and orthopedic urgent care in Shakopee will serve the broader southwest region with the full complement of orthopedic and sports medicine services.

“From youth athletes to active seniors, we’re seeing unprecedented demand for orthopedic care,” said Dean Olsen, MD, TRIA orthopedic surgeon and the orthopedic surgery medical director at St. Francis. “We’re excited to build on our partnership with St. Francis by expanding TRIA’s footprint and serving the southwest metro with the full complement of orthopedic and sports medicine services.”

About St. Francis Regional Medical Center
St. Francis Regional Medical Center is owned by Allina HealthHealthPartners Park Nicolletand Essentia Health. This unique structure combines the care and compassion of a community hospital with the advanced medical technology, specialties and expertise of industry-leading health systems. St. Francis provides a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and emergency care services on a collaborative medical campus with more than 30 affiliated clinics and 450 providers in the community.

About TRIA
TRIA, part of HealthPartners, is a comprehensive center for orthopedic medicine, providing incomparable clinical and surgical care, world-class research and innovative programs. TRIA has over 90 highly trained physicians with a variety of sub-specialties such as sports medicine, acute injury, shoulder, hip, knee, spine, hand and wrist, foot and ankle, and fractures. TRIA’s sports medicine specialists have served as official team physicians for Minnesota’s professional sports teams for more than 30 years. TRIA offers walk-in care through its Orthopedic Urgent Care. From diagnosis to treatment, to rehabilitation and even surgery, it is all available at convenient locations in Bloomington, Burnsville, Maple Grove, Stillwater, St. Louis Park, St. Paul and Woodbury. For more information, visit tria.com.