At Abbott Northwestern, the Beat Goes On
New Heart Hospital Opens in Phillips
June 2005—Abbott Northwestern Hospital has expanded its 120-year presence in the Phillips neighborhood with the completion of its new Heart Hospital.
The $145-million facility opened in May after three years of construction. The 388,000-squarefoot building is located on the east side of the Abbott campus along 10th Avenue. It adds 256 beds, expanding space for cardiovascular services and providing new inpatient space for neuroscience, orthopedic and spine services.
“Abbott Northwestern has done more than build a new facility,” said Richard Sturgeon, MD, Abbott’s interim president and its representative to the Phillips Partnership. “It has deepened its commitment to building up the Phillips neighborhood as a regional destination for state-of-the-art community care. This means better community health, more community jobs and a larger market for local commerce.”
Abbott Northwestern Hospital has been ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cardiac care for the past three years. It has also been ranked as one of America’s Best Hospitals in the specialty of neurology and neurosurgery, which includes spine surgery.
A founding member of the Phillips Partnership, Abbott Northwestern Hospital is part of Allina Hospitals & Clinics, a nonprofit network of hospitals, clinics and other health care services. Allina will further expand into Phillips in 2006 when it consolidates its regional corporate operations within the new Midtown Exchange. This move will add more than 1,500 mostly professional employees to Phillips.