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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…

DMC: Areas That Create a Vibrant Community

Since its inception, the Destination Medical Center has been grounded on input and support from the broad community. Initial research involving Mayo Clinic patients, Rochester visitors and area citizens identified key areas for a vibrant urban Rochester.

Starting in January, citizens will be invited to share their ideas – big and small – in each of these areas for DMC as it relates to the urban framework of our Rochester community.  Input will be gathered in , community conversational sessions, public forums and social media for input to inform  the DMC development plan.

Opportunities for input:

  • Ambassador meetings: Join the conversations at the twice monthly ambassador meetings to learn about DMC updates, share thoughts and ideas.
  • Join a conversation group: Email [email protected] for information on how to participate. Requests must be received by Dec. 1, 2014.
  • Social media: Join conversations at DMC.MN

Here are some ideas from initial research to get creative juices flowing!

Livable City/Retail/Dining

More downtown living, including affordable housing, walkable access to green space, retail and grocery stores. Add to that a street level that’s engaging and visually interesting.

Sports, Recreation & Nature

Let’s increase activities and areas for sports and recreation and add a green space in the downtown core.


Integrate and expand access to hotel and hospitality spaces and places, increase accessibility, and offer services at all prices.

Commercial Research and Technology

Offer access, incentives and desirable locations to attract research and technology businesses and jobs to Rochester.

Health and Wellness

Leverage Mayo Clinic’s reputation for excellence in preventative health care to promote health and wellness in all areas.

Learning environment

Work with Rochester’s education community to increase offerings for lifelong learning, education and symposiums.

Arts and Culture/Civic/Entertainment

Add more events and activities during peak patient/visitor times.


More parking, more bike trails, and expanded bus service top the wish list.