Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato is looking at a four story addition over a portion of the Mankato hospital that would bring rooms for 69 new hospital beds, along with staff areas, public space and a relocated helipad on the roof.
Architectural drawings show a curved addition atop a portion of the existing structure, located on the northeast corner of the hospital campus.
Plans call for a tower to be added over a five year period and would increase patient rooms from the existing 171 rooms to 240 patient rooms.
There will be about 46,500 square feet per floor, for a total of 140,079 square feet.
Plans show a temporary helipad would be located in a parking lot along East Mulberry Street.
In a statement, Dr. James Hebl, Regional Vice President of the Southwest Minnesota Region of Mayo Clinic Health System, said the project is still in the planning phase.