Newest Addition to the Mall of America: The Mayo Clinic

| by Michael Allen

The ‘Create Your Mayo Clinic Health Experience,’ an educational project meant to inform and, occasionally, diagnose shoppers, opened today at the Mall of America. The famous hospital signed a two-year lease for the space.

Shoppers can now speak with trained healthcare staff, who will guide them through health plans and interactive booths and kiosks, which feature themes ranging from "discover" to "move," "eat well," "relax," and "sleep."  

The Mayo Clinic says that if the project is successful, it would expand the facility to include treatment and medical care (which might be perfect for shoppers with aching feet or congestive heart failure after seeing their credit card bill).

Dr. David Hayes, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic, said in a press release. “What differentiates this space is that it’s totally customized, allowing you to do as much or as little as you want. Whether stopping in to buy a book and leave, registering to further personalize your experience, or even meeting privately with a health experience navigator, this is truly a customized experience.”

The Mayo Clinic already has a presence in the Twin Cities as well as 70 medical facilities in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin. The Mall of America is the largest mall in the United States, and has a number of attractions, including a roller coaster and a LEGO Land.