Minnesota hospital building surgery center through $44M project — 3 insights

St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee, Minn., dedicated $44 million to build a new surgery center and expand its emergency room and cancer center, the Minneapolis StarTribune reports.

What you should know:

1. The hospital expects to open both projects in late 2021.

2. The hospital is building an $18.9 million surgery center in response to more health insurers only paying for outpatient procedures done in surgery centers.

3. The surgery center will accommodate endoscopy procedures, among others.

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