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The Mayo Clinic plans to double its campus size in a $800mn expansion

Non-profit organisation, The Mayo Clinic is set to cater to the number of increased complex health conditions within the US with a new, five year, $648mn expansion project.

Named the Arizona Forward Project, it will encompass a significant increase in the number of inpatient beds, as well as creating up to 2,000 new clinical roles to better support patients.

“Mayo Clinic’s presence in Arizona has propelled our state’s health care and bioscience industry, and their enhanced investment is another sign that this industry is thriving,” commented Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey.

 “Not only will those of us in Arizona be served by expanded services at Mayo Clinic, but it will further secure Arizona as a global destination for excellence in health care.”

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The project will include a new six-storey patient tower, a three-floor addition to the existing four-story Mayo Clinic Building; a new three-story building to house an expanded Emergency and other departments; expanded patient and infrastructure space; and additional parking, according to a recent press release.

The campus has undergone essential growth over the last five years to support those with complex healthcare conditions, leading to boost in number of specialisms, such as cardiovascular diseases and neurosurgery, as well as new technologies which have been bought to the fore.

The organisation’s investments have been the development of its Cancer Center, as well as the launch of the first proton beam therapy programme in the region. It is also responsible for housing one of the largest organ transplant programmes across the US.