Jeff Bolton, chief administrative officer at Mayo Clinic and chairman of the Economic Development Agency of the DMC Corporation, read from a prepared statement that emphasized two key points:
- Mayo is committed to DMC and already has invested aggressively
- Patients and visitors represent the key to the success of DMC and Rochester
“Mayo has invested about $8 million, plus thousands of hours of staff time into DMC,” Bolton said. “We are firmly committed to the vision, the significant capital investments … working diligently to attract development partners and corporations to invest in Rochester.”
In addition to the $8 million DMC investment, Mayo already is spending more than $120 million in capital projects throughout the City of Rochester, including expansion of the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, the Mayo Clinic Executive Health Program, expansion of Saint Marys Campus of the Mayo Clinic Hospital, construction of the Proton Beam Therapy Center, and more, according to Bolton.
From a broad perspective, Bolton said he views Mayo Clinic as having a “dual role … as providing excellent care to the citizens of our community, as well as patients from around the world.”
“We need to remain focused on the patients and visitors–they are the key to our success and the core of what we do.”