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Plans Move Forward for Transitional Care Facility on WestHealth Campus in Plymouth

The Plymouth Planning Commission recommended the PUD amendment for the new 56-bed transitional care facility.

Updated Feb. 25, 2013

A request to build a transitional care facility on the WestHealth Campus in Plymouth cleared the planning commission Feb. 20 where it received a unanimous recommendation for PUD amendment approval. 

The request now moves forward to the Plymouth City Council, who is expected to hear the item at the March 12 meeting. 

Highlights of the facility, according to information provided to the Plymouth Planning Commission by the Insite Architects, is proposed to include:

  • Construction of a 56-unit transitional care unit.
  • Connecting to the east side of the existing Northwestern West Health Clinic.
  • Two story building with below grade parking. 
  • The units will be private, short term stay suites with related common areas, including phyiscal and occupational therapy spaces.

Additional details in earlier story below.

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Original article February 14, 2013 

The new emergency room opened at the West Health Campus in Plymouth earlier this year could be getting a neighbor.

A $17 million transitional care facility is in the works to be built by Allina Health, according to a recent Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal report, which stated the facility would include 56 private suites.

The building would reportedly be used as housing for patients transitioning from hospital to home and located near the Abbott Northwestern West Health campus at Interstate 94 and Highway 55.

The project will be a joint effort between Allina Health, Benedictine Health System and Presbyterian Homes & Services, according to the Benedictine Health System website.

“We are pleased to be partnering with two organizations - equally committed as BHS - to the three aims of health care reform:  better health, better health care and lower cost,” said Dale Thompson, president and chief executive officer, Benedictine Health System wrote in a press release.  “By focusing our collective effort on the needs of the patients in these newly designed settings, we can enhance the care and healing of each person we have the opportunity to serve.”

Patch will provide additional information as it becomes available.

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Dave Haas February 27, 2013 at 08:30 PM
Why don't they just make that into a full service hospital and be done with it?

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