“We are preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist – to solve problems that aren’t yet known – using technologies that have not yet been invented.”
If you’ve heard University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) Chancellor Stephen Lehmkuhle speak, chances are you’ve heard this statement.
UMR has a big job. They are tasked with educating the next generation of medical professionals and equipping them with the transferable skills they’ll need to succeed in today’s high-tech, high-touch world of health care.
Governor Mark Dayton announced the reappointments of Susan Park Rani and R.T. Rybak as members of the Destination Medical Center Corporation Board of Directors. Both are appointed to six year terms, expiring on January 3, 2023.
“I am pleased [to] reappoint Susan Park Rani and R.T. Rybak to the Destination Medical Center Corporation Board,” said Governor Dayton. “Their respective prior experiences in the private sector and local government have been critical to the success of the Destination Medical Center initiative thus far. I thank Ms. Rani and Mr. Rybak for their willingness to continue serving.”
“I am excited to see my colleagues, Susan and R.T. remain on the board,” said Lt. Governor Tina Smith, DMCC board chair. “They provide invaluable perspective and play an integral role in shaping our efforts to ensure Rochester remains ‘America’s City for Health’ for generations to come.”
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The DMC vision is not one that can be accomplished alone – or overnight. But with the advancements that took place on the DMC Development Plan over the past year, Rochester is well on its way to becoming a premier global medical destination.
It doesn’t take an urban planner to recognize the qualities it takes for a city to be successful. DMC is in the middle of it all: growth, investment, culture, community, innovation… the list goes on. And Rochester is hitting the mark on each attribute, ensuring 2017 will be another year of success.
Growth: A map on the DMC website highlights the fourteen projects currently in various stages of development in the DMC district, including the Alatus Development Project in St Marys Place (#14), the Titan-OPUS Project in Discovery Square (#3), and the Lofts at Mayo Park in the downtown Waterfront (#9), just to name a few.
Investment: Private investment gained significant momentum during 2016 that put DMC on course to reach the $200 million threshold that unlocks $585 million in public funds spanning over 20 years.
Dr. Jeanne M. Huddleston is Mayo Clinic’s first Hospitalist, a physician whose professional focus is on the general medical care of hospitalized patients. She expanded upon that role by becoming accredited in industrial and systems engineering, statistics, and LEAN Six Sigma, among other fields of study. DMC sat down with Dr. Huddleston to learn more about her move to the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation (CFI) and how she feels employing an engineering perspective might help Rochester and DMC achieve its vision of becoming America’s City for Health.
DMC: You recently took on a role in the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation. How has design thinking – CFI’s primary methodology – impacted your evolving approach to health care delivery?
Huddleston: I moved over from the Center for Science of Health Care Delivery to the Center for Innovation (CFI) because I’m very passionate about making meaningful improvements in health care delivery for our patients and our providers now. Not five years from now. Not ten years from now – but now.
Rochester community members were given sneak peek of the 16 projects that will be on display during
the 2016 PlaceMakers | Rochester Prototyping Festival in September.
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.
“Building America’s City for Health”
“. . . From a world-class education comes an unparalleled workforce ready to innovate in Minnesota’s growing economy. Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith has been at the forefront of our innovation economy as chair of the board of the Destination Medical Center Corp., an ambitious public-private partnership to grow Mayo Clinic and the city of Rochester into America’s City for Health. Smith and I have also worked closely with the University of Minnesota Medical School to ensure that our world-class medical facilities and technology companies have access to the best-trained medical workforce in our nation. Together these efforts will help ensure growth and opportunity for health care, businesses and residents for decades to come.”
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Colorful crosswalks and a collective rocking chair are just two of the 16 installation finalists named this week for the PlaceMakers Rochester Prototyping Festival.
The entire list of projects was announced at Thursdays on 1st earlier today by DMC’s Economic Development Director Patrick Seeb.
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.”
DMC’s vision of making Rochester America’s City for Health incorporates the incredible work taking place inside the walls of Mayo Clinic and applying it to everyday life experiences for the people of Rochester, its visitors, patients, and companions. But the future of Rochester can’t be dependent on Mayo Clinic alone.
Thomas Fisher is professor and director of the Metropolitan Design Center at the University of Minnesota and the most recent addition to the DMC Economic Development Agency (EDA) board of directors. Tom has spent more than 35 years as a teacher, writer, and urban designer. Tom will be the featured speaker at the Conley-Maass Special Reception on Thursday, February 18 and will share his thoughts on the importance of place as it relates to the entrepreneurial landscape of a community.