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Create Your Mayo Clinic Health Experience At Mall Of America(R) To ‘Help People Live The Best Lives They Possibly Can’

Construction Under Way on New Prototype Mayo Clinic Facility to Open This Summer

People will interact, engage, relate, participate and share with Mayo Clinic experts to learn more about what they want and need from their health care experience.

From the 3 May 2011 Mayo Clinic Press Release

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Construction has begun on ‘Create Your Mayo Clinic Health Experience’ at Mall of America. The new space is a health care laboratory designed to integrate health and health care needs to help people stay well and get well. People will interact, engage, relate, participate and share with Mayo Clinic experts to learn more about what they want and need from their health care experience.

“The concepts for ‘Create Your Mayo Clinic Health Experience’ are based on extensive interaction with individuals. We know that health permeates virtually all aspects of our lives — how we eat, socialize, care for our children, exercise, work and so on,” says David Hayes, M.D., a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic who is leading the Mall of America project. “We know health care in the future will not be limited to hospitals and doctor’s offices. Mall of America provides an opportunity for Mayo Clinic to help transform health care delivery by enhancing convenience and enabling more people to access Mayo Clinic health resources on a day-to-day basis.”

At ‘Create Your Mayo Clinic Health Experience,’ you will be able to:

Interact with touch-screen health applications designed to entertain, inform and educate.
Engage with health care experience navigators who will help you assemble the tools you need to improve your health and well-being. These navigators will be experienced, Mayo-trained experts.
Relate individually with more in-depth information and programs tailored to your needs.
Participate in health education classes.
Share offerings from Mayo Clinic health professionals specific to women’s health, sports and performance health, preventive health and family and lifestyle health.
Learn more about the services Mayo Clinic provides at its Arizona, Florida, Minnesota and Mayo Health System campuses.
“This is really about Mayo’s commitment to helping people live the best lives they possibly can. The development of ‘Create Your Mayo Clinic Health Experience’ will be an exploration of health care, wellness and targeted prevention,” adds John La Forgia, senior administrator for the project. “Mayo is well known as a place for patients to find answers, but we would also like to gather more input about the future of preventive health services.”

“Our collaboration with Mayo Clinic throughout the past year has not only built momentum for this exciting venture, it has helped promote healthy living for thousands of mall visitors,” says Maureen Bausch, executive vice president of business development at Mall of America. “We look forward to the opportunities that our visitors will have to provide feedback and shape their own health experiences when this prototype space opens.”

‘Create Your Mayo Clinic Health Experience’ will be located on the first level near the East Market Rotunda. Construction began in April and Mayo Clinic plans to open the space in July. ‘Create Your Mayo Clinic Health Experience’ is a prototype space through which Mayo Clinic experts will gather input as part of the possible permanent facility Mayo Clinic plans for the Phase II expansion of Mall of America.

Mayo Clinic’s Arizona, Florida and Minnesota campuses, including Mayo Health System, will remain the patient-focused care centers that have been the hallmark of Mayo Clinic for more than 100 years. Both ‘Create Your Mayo Clinic Health Experience’ and the eventual permanent facility as part of the Phase II Mall of America expansion will complement these locations by providing convenient, day-to-day services to improve health and well-being, as well as offering direct connections to Mayo Clinic.

May 6, 2011 - Posted by | Health News Items, Public Health | , ,

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