When a medical device saves lives, Mayo Clinic opens a new clinic in Florida
The Mayo Clinic announced on Monday it will open a new medical device clinic in the state of Florida in 2018.
The announcement follows years of controversy that plagued the Mayo Clinic.
After its controversial use of medical devices in the 2016 outbreak of H1N1 in Japan, the hospital was forced to close its two main hospitals in the U.S. and Canada in the spring of 2017, and the Mayo Clinics new facility will be located on the outskirts of Orlando.
The new clinic will open at the intersection of Old Towne Mall and Florida Avenue in downtown Orlando, about a mile from the former site of a former health care center.
The building will also have a new entrance and a new parking garage.
The decision to open the new clinic follows months of discussion by the Mayo clinic and local leaders about the future of its medical devices business.
Mayo’s former medical device operations were in the midst of a bankruptcy battle, and a number of the company’s medical devices operations were forced to shut down after the coronavirus pandemic.
The Mayo Clinic has been criticized for its lack of communication with the public and for its heavy reliance on medical devices and other technology in its care.
In a recent letter, the group wrote that the Mayo clinics decision to move to Florida “will ensure that patients and their families receive the medical care that they need, regardless of the health status of the device or the device’s maker.”
The Mayo clinic’s new medical clinic will be the third Mayo Clinic in the Sunshine State and its fifth medical device facility in Florida.
The company said it will be “dedicated to providing exceptional care to all our patients.”
The new Mayo Clinic will be built on a 3.2-acre site in downtown Miami-Dade County.
The new clinic is expected to open in 2019.