The design firm of HGA is providing engineering services andKnutson Construction Services is the contractor on the project. Theambulatory clinic is part of a $106-million proposal it has beforethe Health Department. Pending legislative approval, Fairview hopesto build a 120-bed hospital complete with emergency and traumaservices on the Fairview Maple Grove Health Care Campus. Thehospital and campus will have the potential to expand to 284beds.

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Fairview Health Services recently appointed Mary Bakken seniorvice president and has put her in charge of leading the developmentof the Fairview Maple Grove Health Care Campus. Fairview is one ofthree providers competing to be chosen to build a Maple Grovehospital that would serve the northwest suburbs of the Twin Cities.Fairview says it is the only one that can have a hospital underconstruction in the next 12 months, and the one that would providethe broadest array of services.

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The choice appears likely to go through a process that will besupervised by the Minnesota Department of Health. A bill wasrecently passed in the Minnesota Senate that authorizesconstruction of a new hospital in Maple Grove and creates animpartial process through the Department of Health for selectingamong three competing hospital proposals.

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The Maple Grove Tri-Care Partnership proposes to build a$72-million, 60-to-100-bed hospital near the Interstate Hwy. 94corridor at 97th Avenue and Dunkirk Lane. The group says it coulddevelop a hospital of up to 250 beds eventually on the 84-acresite, which includes 34 acres of wetlands that would remainundeveloped.

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North Memorial has a $117-million outpatient clinic and hospitalon the books as part of a 157-acre retail and medical developmentproposed by Ryan Cos. The $59-million first phase includes a70,000-sf medical office building, and a 105,000-sf outpatientcenter that would proceed this spring, according to NorthMemorial.

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