Mayo Clinic in Albert Lea Announces $15 Million Renovation and Modernization Project

Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea leaders on Thursday announced a $15 million investment to the Albert Lea campus to enhance and modernize several departments.

The project will come in three phases and Dr. Sumit Bhagra, the site lead physician for Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin, estimated the upgrades to take 18 to 24 months for completion, with renovations and relocations starting in September.  The construction project will not expand the boundaries of the hospital.

The first phase involves the relocation of outpatient, behavioral health and Fountain Centers (the chemical dependency practice).  They will be moved to the currently vacated space on the second floor of the hospital building.

The move will allow for a larger clinical team and new services in psychiatry.