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HealthEast Announces Plans for Woodwinds Cancer Care, Clinic Expansion

“This is an exciting time for HealthEast,” says Tom Schmitt, Senior VP – ACO, Clinics & Outpatient Services. “We have been warmly embraced by the Woodbury community and look forward to growing with them.”

HealthEast recently announced major expansion plans.
HealthEast recently announced major expansion plans.

HealthEast has announced plans to expand both its HealthEast Cancer Care and Woodbury Clinic over the next two years.

Cancer Care

HealthEast Cancer Care will offer services at two locations: one at St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood and the other on the Woodwinds Health Campus in Woodbury.

Woodwinds currently offers a medical oncology clinic, chemotherapy and infusion services. In January 2015, a new radiation oncology service will open, and by September 2015, HealthEast will add medical oncology, chemo/infusion and radiation oncology services in one co-located space on the Woodlands level of the Birch Center building.

“We want to improve patient access to the growing need for a comprehensive community cancer center in the Woodbury area,” Tom Schmitt, Senior VP – ACO, Clinics & Outpatient Services, said in a release.

Plans for the Woodwinds location expansion are underway; construction will begin next spring. 

Woodbury Clinic

Meanwhile, HealthEast will relocate its existing Woodbury Clinic at two locations.

About half of the physicians and staff will move into the Woodwinds Oak Center, with the others moving to a new site near SuperTarget off Woodbury Drive.

“This is an exciting time for HealthEast,” Schmitt said. “We have been warmly embraced by the Woodbury community and look forward to growing with them.”

The move and construction schedule for the Woodbury Clinic will occur during the next two years.

“We are excited to announce plans to expand both HealthEast Cancer Care and the HealthEast Woodbury Clinic,” Schmitt said. “Woodbury continues to be one of the fastest growing communities in the East Metro. We are committed to continuing to meet the health care needs of this community.”

The Cancer Care Center will span about 30,000 square feet, and the new clinic will be about 18,000 square feet; it's an investment of about $12.5 million, according to the Star Tribune.

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