St. Francis Regional Medical Center to expand ER, build surgery center

[Star Tribune, November 29, 2019] St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee is spending about $44 million to build a free-standing surgery center while also expanding the hospital’s emergency room and cancer center.

The projects, which were disclosed in a financial statement this month, were approved by the hospital’s board of directors earlier this year and are scheduled for completion by autumn 2021.

Hospital officials say they’ve seen a growing demand for ER and cancer center services due to population growth in the south and southwest suburbs of the Twin Cities. Construction of a surgery center is a response to a push from health insurers for operations to be performed in those facilities, rather than hospital operating rooms, said Michael Morris, director of business development and administration at St. Francis.

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Becker’s ASC Review also reported on the same story.

St. Francis Medical Center in Shakopee is spending about $44 million to build a surgery center while expanding its emergency room and cancer center.

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