Update and preliminary action by University of Minnesota Board of Regents expected this week on ambulatory care center
What: University of Minnesota Board of Regents Meeting
When: Thursday, March 8 and Friday, March 9
Where: 600 McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. S.E., Minneapolis
Chuck Tombarge, University of Minnesota News Service, firstname.lastname@example.org, (612) 625-8510
March 7, 2012
A new ambulatory care center on the Twin Cities campus, which would house patient clinics for use by University of Minnesota Physicians, students and Fairview Health Services, will be discussed by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents during its meetings on Thursday, March 8 and Friday, March 9. The care center would replace outdated clinic space located in the Phillips-Wangensteen Building, which was built in 1974.
The $182.5 million ambulatory care center will fulfill four guiding principles for the project and reflects President Eric W. Kaler’s vision for the university:
- Patient and family-centered care – provide safe, welcoming and accessible clinic space
- Collaborative environment – promote multidisciplinary space that integrates patient care, education and research
- Flexibility – adapt and accommodate changes in program development, health care best practices and innovation
- Recruitment and retention – invest in educational excellence for students and a suitable space for University of Minnesota Physicians to practice medicine
Regents will be briefed on the proposed center, including its financing, ownership and governance during a work session on Thursday. The Board is tentatively scheduled to act on a preliminary resolution related to the project on Friday.
Other Board of Regents agenda items include:
- President Kaler will provide an update from his State of the University address, his experience at the Capitol and outreach that is occurring in Greater Minnesota
- A vote on the $1.3 billion six-year capital plan, which aligns future investments at U of M campuses statewide with President Kaler’s vision for the university
- A presentation on the university’s land grant mission. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act, the legislation which gave birth to land grant universities
- Consideration of a recommendation from a Board Ad Hoc Group about the conflict of interest question regarding Regent Steve Sviggum
The Board will begin its meetings at 11 a.m. Thursday. It will also meet from 9 a.m. to noon Friday. More information about the Board meeting, including the full agenda, can be found at www.umn.edu/regents.