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New northwest clinic from Olmsted Medical Center...

Olmsted Medical Center here in Rochester, Minnesota intends to hold a groundbreaking at 11 a.m. this morning (July 22, 2010) at the site of its new northwest clinic, rain or shine.

The new $13.8 million clinic will be at 5067 55th Street N.W. OMC also plans to invest $2 million in the latest technology. Altogether, with land, technology, construction costs, etc., the project's total value will be $20 million, OMC notes.

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[Olmsted Medical Center 9th Street clinic. Please click to enlarge. Copyright.

Spokesman Jeremy Salucka forwarded the following 2009 data about Olmsted Medical Center:
Total patients served: 71,288
Clinical encounters: 284,483
Hospital patient days: 8,023
Hospital admissions: 3,320
Births: 982
Surgical procedures: 3,608
Physical therapy visits: 27,596
MRI procedures: 1,679
CT procedures: 5,546
Laboratory procedures: 369,209
Physicians and clinicians: 136
Employees: 1,075
Full-time equivalents: 800
Average length of employee service: 9 years
Turnover rate: 4.71 percent
Total net operating revenue: $142,297,365
Total operating expense: $132,175,437

So OMC has become a $142 million regional medical system — and it's continuing to invest.

Olmsted Medical Center community clinic Preston  

[Olmsted Medical Center clinic in Preston, Minnesota. Please click to enlarge. Copyright.]

Pulse on Health

By Jeff Hansel, member Association of Health Care Journalists

Health Reporter for the Post-Bulletin newspaper, 18 1st Ave. S.E. in Rochester, Minnesota 55904 

Twitter Hansel's Pulse: @Jeff Hansel


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