Ambulatory Care Center

From the Ground Up: Watch Progress on New Care Facility

Tower cranes, construction crews, cement mixers. UMP - image - Workzone Cam

The one-time parking lot at 909 Fulton Street SE in Minneapolis is now a hub of activity, as workers from McGough Companies make steady progress on a new 330,000-square-foot, $160 million Ambulatory Care Center.

The product of a partnership between the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians and Fairview Health Services, the center will reimagine the patient experience by focusing on patient needs and the principles of innovation, research and cost-effective care. The center will house many of our outpatient clinics and an outpatient surgery center once it’s completed in 2016.

Want to catch all the action? Check out the time-lapse “WorkZone Cam” to see our progress on the new structure, or read more about the new facility.

U of M Surgeons Perform Midwest's First Breathing Lung Transplant

Surgeons at the University performed the region's first breathing lung transplant using new technology that pumps air and blood through the donor lungs even as they are being transported from one hospital to another.

Previously, donated lungs had to be placed on ice for transplantation and then thawed before surgery - a process that could damage the organ. The new device simulates the environment found inside a human body, putting less stress on the transplanted tissue, according to proponents of the procedure.

The new procedure may lead to shorter recovery times for patients and fewer post-transplant complications, according to Gabriel Loor, MD, a cardiothoracic surgeon with University of Minnesota Physicians. "It is a real, pivotal event in transplantation," Loor said.

Watch the related video above, or click here to learn more about our transplantation program.


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