If you’ve spent much time in Rochester, you might be familiar with Mayo Clinic’s principal value: “The needs of the patient come first.” One of the reasons why Destination Medical Center was created is to ensure that the patient experience is positive, both inside and outside the walls of the clinic. But the individuals that make up the Mayo Clinic workforce – and put the patient needs ahead of their own – are what sets Rochester apart from other medical communities. But this week, Mayo Clinic was recognized for putting the needs of its employees high as well.
Take care of your employees and they’ll take care of you.
Every year, Fortune magazine publishes a list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For,” and for the 14th year in a row, Mayo Clinic has made the list. The rankings are based on the results of the Great Place to Work Institute’s employee trust survey, which evaluates companies on five factors: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.
Mayo Clinic is pleased with the progress it has made thus far under DMC.
In aninterview with the trade magazine PRWeek, Mayo CEO John Noseworthy said the Rochester-based nonprofit is “on schedule to meet development targets” for DMC. He referenced the recent selection of M.A. Mortenson Company to develop the Discovery Square sub-district as a step in the right direction.
“I have no doubt it will be successful,” he said. “The interest in the business community is massive. The public has a right to weigh in and we expect that.”
Mayo Clinic has officially launched its plan for Destination Medical Center’s Discovery Square, an urban bioscience campus in Rochester where doctors, researchers, and scientists will come together to accelerate new advancements in medical research, technology, and patient care.
Mayo Clinic’s announcement that it is on the hunt for a strategic real estate development firm to build out Discovery Square is a major milestone for the Destination Medical Center’s (DMC) plan to enhance Rochester’s reputation as the world’s premier destination for health and wellness, and to create a robust entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem that encourages start-up companies.
The grant complements the Destination Medical Center’s efforts to position Rochester – and specifically Discovery Square – as an international hub for medical innovation.
“Discovery Square is the economic engine for DMC. It represents the future of biomedicine, research, and technology innovation and is anticipated to be one of the largest drivers of job growth in Rochester,” says Lisa Clarke, executive director of the DMC Economic Development Agency.