Work Begins on New Highway 610 Surgery Center in Brooklyn Park
Brooklyn Park’s expanding medical corridor along Highway 610 is getting another boost.
A groundbreaking celebration took place Thursday for a new surgery center northwest of 610 and Zane Avenue. The Davis Group is working with Allina Health to build the facility. CCX News reported on the new center in February when it was first announced.
Allina Health will partner with Surgical Care Affiliates, a division of Optum, to operate the center. The 18,000-square-foot surgery will be the main tenant within a larger medical office building called 610 Medical. The Brooklyn Park location will be the partnership’s first new ambulatory surgery center with more planned across the Twin Cities over the next five years.
Company officials say centers like this one are seen as the future of care for less complex surgeries.
“We think it’s really important that we bring our care closer to the community,” said Lisa Shannon, president and chief operating officer of Allina Health. “This center here in Brooklyn Park will represent our template for how we will bring surgical care, exceptional safe high-quality care closer to the community.”
The Brooklyn Park location will provide an extensive list of same-day surgeries.
“It will include ear, nose, throat; general surgery; orthopedics; urology; really a full spectrum,” said Dave Slowinske, Allina Health’s senior vice president of operations.
The new surgery center expects to be ready to open in about 10 months.
Highway 610 Becomes Mini Medical Alley
The 610 Medical building groundbreaking joins other new projects in the area. A new Rasmussen University building for its medical training program was recently approved on the other side of Zane Avenue. A Twin Cities Orthopedics facility is also under construction nearby.
CCX News also reported on the construction that began last month for a new JunoPacific facility. The company makes custom plastic products for the medical device industry.
“We’ve got a lot of medical equipment companies along the corridor, so I think it all just sort of ties in here,” said Brooklyn Park City Council member Tonja West-Hafner. “I’ve lived just near here for about 10 years hoping something would come. And now things are just kind of moving.”