St. Francis Regional Medical Center will launch $25M expansion in April

[Shakopee Valley News, December 05, 2019] St. Francis Regional Medical Center will launch a $25 million project to expand its emergency room and cancer center starting this April in an attempt to keep up with the rapid population spike in Scott County, according to the hospital’s Director of Business Development Michael Morris.

The hospital’s current conditions do not have the capacity to service a community this size, Morris said, especially in the emergency room, where roughly 35,000 visits occur each year. Its current setup, with two ambulance bays and 20 emergency rooms, will be nearly doubled in size to accommodate growth for the next 10 years.

“At times we have two, three, four ambulances waiting outside to get into the garage,” Morris said, “or patients have to be wheeled into the front lobby.”

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St. Francis Medical Center in Shakopee will undergo a $25 million expansion to accommodate growth in Scott County. The project will add ambulance bays and to the emergency unit, and will renovate the oncology unit. The hospital also plans to eventually add a separate surgery center.

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