HCMC Cancels Plans for $53M Minnetonka Clinic
Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) has opted not to build a $53 million outpatient care facility in Minnetonka that it had been planning since last year and that was part of a strategy to reach out to the suburbs.
After reconsidering its business plan, projected growth in patient numbers, and the needs of the western suburbs, HCMC decided not to proceed with plans to build a three-story, 121,000-square-foot facility at 10955 Wayzata Boulevard in Minnetonka, HCMC spokesman Tom Hayes said in an e-mailed statement.
The Hennepin County Board in September approved HCMC’s plans to move forward with the suburban clinic. Then in January, the project received the necessary approval from the Minnetonka City Council. HCMC had not, however, made a formal decision to move forward with construction.
Plans for the Minnetonka clinic called for it to provide specialty surgical services such as outpatient-only surgery, surgical consultation, gastrointestinal procedures, and advanced imaging procedures. Minnetonka-based Opus Development Corporation was set to build the new clinic.
HCMC has more than doubled its number of clinics in Minneapolis and the surrounding suburbs in recent years, having added clinics in Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Richfield, St. Anthony Village, Bloomington, Eden Prairie, and Chaska. HCMC is among Minnesota’s 25 largest hospitals based on operating revenue.