Expansion & Innovation at Mayo Clinic

Vision for the Future — cure, connect, transform

Mayo Clinic will deliver answers and hope to more people through our digital and physical transformation. We will cure more diseases, connect people and their physicians with data and technology, and transform health care for patients everywhere.

Cutting-edge care helps save patient

After a nearly fatal misdiagnosis, Carolyn Dennis turned to Mayo Clinic. Physician experts on the Phoenix, Arizona campus were able to save her life thanks to the bold new capabilities of a state-of-the-art operating suite, which supports 18 operating rooms equipped with the latest diagnostic and surgical equipment.

Carolyn Dennis: Remarkable Story of Image-Guided Surgery at Mayo Clinic

Carolyn Dennis: I went to a local hospital and they said, “Oh it's just a nosebleed, you will be fine.” I went home and a couple of days later that nosebleed happened again and it was a lot of bleeding, and I went back to emergency and told them and they checked me and they said, “Oh you're fine,” and I knew I wasn't. I knew it was more than a nosebleed, so I called Mayo Clinic.

Bernard B. Bendok, M.D., Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery, William J. and Charles H. Mayo Professor, Mayo Clinic in Arizona: She was in a very critical condition. She has a history of a very challenging tumor of the head and neck. Mrs. Dennis had radiation therapy. Radiation has the side effect of weakening some of the tissues. One of her arteries was really exposed to the nose and mouth on its way up to the brain. There can be a leak and that leak can be fatal. The location of the bleed was right at the area where the artery went into the skull to go and supply the brain, so it was a very challenging location.

Carolyn Dennis: I also knew that there was hope. I was happy to hear Dr. Bendok say that he had a solution.

Bernard B. Bendok, M.D.: We took her to our new hybrid OR where the best of radiology imaging comes together with the best of surgical imaging to create a precision plan around this leak in the artery, so on the neurosurgery side we were able to image the artery perfectly, show exactly where the pinhole is and then use that data to navigate the scope so we now have a GPS — so to speak — based on that real-time imaging of where the leak is, place the tissue and then place a stent at the same time.

I'm convinced that Mrs. Dennis would not be alive had it not been for these new image-guided ORs that allowed us to pinpoint the area of bleeding in a very precise and safe manner.

Carolyn Dennis: If you're going to be careful or you want to be in the right place, Mayo Clinic was definitely the right choice for me because I'm sitting here today.

Expanding our capabilities

Mayo Clinic's vision to cure, connect and transform health care requires support for and investment in campus expansion. Projects in Arizona, Florida, Minnesota, and Mayo Clinic Health System drive advancements as we share breakthroughs seamlessly across the organization — delivering leading-edge care to patients.

Arizona By 2024, the Phoenix campus will more than double in size. Through a combination of new structures and additions to existing facilities, we will add 1.6 million square feet, 99 patient rooms (and an additional 94 patient rooms by 2030), 29 emergency department rooms, and three operating rooms.
Florida Expansion in Jacksonville will bring the first carbon ion treatment facility to North America and establish a biomanufacturing hub for cancer immunotherapies and advances in transplantation. Breakthrough treatments will be more widely available and affordable for patients.
Minnesota Rochester initiatives will accelerate discovery and provide advanced care for more patients. These include biomanufacturing facilities to general novel therapeutics, a proton beam therapy expansion that will double the number of patients treated annually, and a new 11-floor research building.
Mayo Clinic Health System Mayo Clinic is making investments to equip Mayo Clinic Health System with the technology and spaces to deliver care and an exceptional patient experience in local communities. Two marquee projects include new hospital spaces in La Crosse, Wisconsin and Mankato, Minnesota.

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At Mayo Clinic, the needs of the patient come first. We need to increase capacity and capabilities to ensure more patients have access to the latest breakthroughs, knowledge and care.

Unite with us to bring transformative health care to our communities and patients throughout the Midwest, United States and all around the world who need us most. Together, we will build the future of medicine.

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