From the hospital to the home: Q&A with Joselyn Raymundo

Rochester Home Infusion (RHI) serves a unique niche in the pharmacy market, providing individually compounded medicines to patients with ongoing intravenous (IV) therapy needs, but who are well enough to go home.

RHI is also unique in that it is one of the earliest medical businesses that chose to set its roots in downtown Rochester specifically because of DMC’s vision to coin Rochester as America’s City for Health.

Joselyn Raymundo, Pharm. D.
Joselyn Raymundo, Pharm. D.

“We provide patients with IV medications in the comfort of their own homes,” Joselyn Raymundo, founder and president of Rochester Home Infusion (RHI), tells Destination Medical Center (DMC) in an interview.

Home infusion has been around since the 1980s. It is safe, effective, and, according to Raymundo, preferred by most patients. “People tend to recover faster when they are at home with the support of their loved ones. And going home allows them to return to work or school and resume their normal lives” she says.

PlaceMakers Pitch Night: a prototyping project preview

Rochester community members were given sneak peek of the 16 projects that will be on display during
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The projects range from the clever, including a rocking chair for multiple people, to the practical, like brightly colored bike paths that are meant to make bikers safer in downtown Rochester.

Patrick Seeb, Destination Medical Center’s director of economic development and placemaking, says all the projects exemplify DMC’s broader goal of helping Rochester become America’s City for Health.

Perception is reality: Enhancing the visitor experience

Rochester residents and visitors are now able to provide feedback on their local hospitality experiences in a one-minute online survey.

Logo-Blue-ExperienceAccreditationThe Experience Dedicated Destination survey is just one facet of the Experience Accreditation program launched in April as a partnership between Mayo Clinic, the Rochester Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Destination Medical Center. It’s part of an overall effort to help make Rochester competitive in the worldwide healthcare market and position Rochester as a medical destination.

Getting feedback from visitors and community members on their experience with the program is important, says CVB Executive Director Brad Jones.

“We’ve got an app for that”: Q&A with Wade Beavers

As one of the first 2,500 companies allowed in Apple’s App Developer Program, Rochester’s own DoApp was making apps before apps were cool.

In 2008, DoApp was part of a whirlwind app-developing frenzy – and the start-up ultimately landed three of its products in the Apple Store.

Wade Beavers
Wade Beavers

“That put us on the map,” former DoApp CEO Wade Beavers told the Destination Medical Center in an interview. “Companies were calling us to develop apps for them – which we did for a period of time.” But eventually, DoApp had to focus on their own apps in order to build out the solutions they offer today.

Strong start-ups and emerging ecosystems: Q&A with Jamie Sundsbak

If you want to know just how far Rochester’s entrepreneurial community has come in a few short years, ask Jamie Sundsbak.

As a Senior Program Coordinator at the Mayo Clinic and the founder of BioAM, a meet-up group for bio-business startups in southern Minnesota, Sundsbak says Rochester has “come a long way.”

jamie sundsbak
Jamie Sundsbak

“I know that many people don’t see that, but for those of us in the trenches, it has been a monumental shift,” Sundsbak told Destination Medical Center in a recent interview. “I have worked with fantastic people from all over the city who share a fantastic entrepreneurial vision and who have worked tirelessly to expand our ecosystem.”

DMC’s Lisa Clarke to be featured in digital healthcare conversation

Lisa ClarkeDestination Medical Center Executive Director Lisa Clarke will be featured in a live online interview sponsored by Medicom Health on Tuesday, June 28th – and you can join the conversation!

“Healthcare: Innovation and Impact” is an online interview series featuring leading healthcare executives who share their perspective on developing trends, industry challenges, and successes.

DMC Corporation board discusses Discovery Square and design

Discovery Square and updates on the Destination Medical Center design guidelines were among the highlights in this week’s Destination Medical Center Corporation board meeting.

Earlier this month, Mayo Clinic and DMC made a major announcement about the next steps for Discovery Square, an urban research center where doctors, researchers, and scientists can work together on advancements in medical research, technology, and patient care.

americas city for health“Mayo Clinic’s investment in Discovery Square is an exciting step for the city of Rochester. Discovery Square will propel the development of innovative ideas, products, and businesses in southeast Minnesota,” said Lt. Governor Tina Smith, DMC Corporation Board Chair.

The first building will break ground in 2017, and Mayo Clinic is currently searching for a real estate development firm to take on the project.

Destination Medical Center Corporation Board Discusses Major Milestone for Discovery Square and other DMC Progress

ROCHESTER, Minn. (June 23, 2016) – At today’s board meeting, the Destination Medical Center (DMC) Corporation Board of Directors discussed Mayo Clinic’s recent announcement of a major milestone for DMC’s Discovery Square; highlights from this year’s BIO International Convention; DMC urban design guidelines; and updates on DMC priorities, including Heart of the City and transportation.

“Mayo Clinic’s investment in Discovery Square is an exciting step for the City of Rochester. Discovery Square will propel the development of innovative ideas, products, and businesses in southeast Minnesota,” said Lt. Governor Tina Smith, DMC Corporation Board Chair. “We are well-positioned to make Rochester ‘America’s City for Health’ and the world’s premier destination for health and wellness.”