Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., elected as new president and CEO, Mayo Clinic

Dr. Gianrico Farrugia
Dr. Gianrico Farrugia
ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees announced on Friday, Aug. 10, that it has elected Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., (JAN-ree-koh fa-ROO-jah), vice president, Mayo Clinic, and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida to succeed John Noseworthy, M.D., as president and CEO, Mayo Clinic. Dr. Noseworthy remains president and CEO, Mayo Clinic, through his retirement at the end of the year. Drs. Noseworthy and Farrugia will work closely together through this period of transition…

Five Questions with Dee Sabol, Executive Director of the Diversity Council

Dee Sabol

Diversity is a key component in building a strong, cohesive community. In fact, the more unique perspectives we invite to be part of our community conversations, the more creative and innovative ideas will result.

Dee Sabol stepped into the role of executive director for the Diversity Council in 2015. She is committed to community engagement, equity, and education as she works toward the Diversity Council’s vision of creating “an inclusive and welcome community in which every individual is respected.”

DMC connected with Sabol to gain more insight into the importance of diversity in building America’s City for Health and why the Destination Medical Center (DMC) initiative was an important factor in her return to the Midwest.

Shared Value Award addresses community health issues

Mayo Clinic has been identifying and addressing community health issues, such as mental health, immunizations, and obesity, for decades. This year, they’re asking you to get involved.

The Mayo Clinic Shared Value Award was created in 2016 to help solve some of the unique community health needs of Rochester and Olmsted County as well as to encourage collaboration among local groups. Up to $50,000 is given annually to a partnership of three or more organizations who are working together to improve health and vibrancy in Olmsted County. In past years, award winners were chosen solely by Mayo Clinic, but this year’s award will be chosen as part of a community-wide vote.

Hubsource: Connecting jobs, resources, and people to southeast Minnesota

With Destination Medical Center at the core of driving business, new development, and growth in Rochester and the region, employers are on the hunt for talent.

Now, your go-to resource for all things workforce is only a click away. Hubsource, an online tool developed by the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce, connects job seekers with openings in southeast Minnesota and provides a convenient way for local businesses to reach national talent. It is free for Rochester Chamber members and offers a hassle-free way for individuals to find real, relevant jobs throughout the region.

Accelerating health innovation at Transform

On September 26-27, 2018, Rochester, Minnesota will again lead the way as the epicenter for health care innovation, as Mayo Clinic’s Transform 2018 comes to the Mayo Civic Center.

For more than a decade, Transform has been the preeminent health care conference for people to proactively confront critical issues, share meaningful insights, and accelerate health innovation.

This year, Transform will feature industry experts to explore pivotal opportunities in the key areas of augmented human intelligence, making innovation possible within organizations, and how to help people live their best lives.

Five Questions with Kevin Miller, Executive Director of The Rochester Civic Theatre

Kevin Miller

A vibrant arts community is vital to the mission of Destination Medical Center. After just five months in his role as the Rochester Civic Theatre Company’s new Executive Director, Kevin Miller has already brought newfound attention to the local arts culture as evidenced by the success of the sold-out “Ring of Fire” musical performances.

Read on to learn more about what brought Miller to The Civic and what he feels sets Rochester, Minnesota apart from other cities.

Five Questions with Jeffery Boyd, President, Rochester Community and Technical College

Workforce needs continue to grow in and around the region, and the incoming president of Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) is dedicated to helping meet those needs.

Jeffery Boyd, Ph.D.

Jeffery Boyd, former provost of the Norfolk campus of Virginia’s Tidewater Community College, began his new role as the 17th president of RCTC, Minnesota’s oldest community college, on July 1.

Boyd’s dedication to career and technical education and advocacy for the role it plays in growing a strong and prosperous workforce aligns directly with the goals of the Destination Medical Center (DMC) initiative. Learn more about his journey to RCTC and why he feels Rochester is “a city on the move.”

Meeting of the Minds Series Kicks Off with Serial Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk

On Friday, August 3, the Mayo Civic Center will be fueled with fist-pumping, high energy excitement, as Stationary Astronaut – a local philanthropic event and media group – introduces a first-time opportunity in Rochester, Minnesota that is designed to motivate, challenge, and make you laugh.

Gary Vaynerchuk

#GetMeGaryVee will feature nationally known speaker, serial entrepreneur, and branding guru Gary Vaynerchuk for what event planners are calling the first in a series of “anti-conferences” they are dubbing the “Meeting of the Minds.”

Another milestone in DMC’s Discovery Square

Last beam being placed at One Discovery Square

Local leaders celebrated another Destination Medical Center (DMC) milestone this week with the topping off of the One Discovery Square development.

Speakers at the event included David Mortenson, Chairman of Mortenson; Lisa Clarke, Executive Director of the DMC Economic Development Agency; Ardell Brede, Mayor of the City of Rochester; and Gregory Gores, M.D., Executive Dean for Research with Mayo Clinic.

DMCC Board approves four new development projects in downtown Rochester

The Destination Medical Center Corporation (DMCC) Board of Directors has approved public infrastructure funding of four new downtown Rochester development projects.

The DMC funding of $11.82 million supports $342 million in new investment, that includes waterfront development, Heart of the City redevelopment, and new hotel concepts. The projects will result in the creation of more than 450 new, permanent jobs and nearly 600 construction jobs.