September 27, 2013

Video – Almanac: Mayo Clinic Expansion

From DMC, August 13, 2013

Former Medtronic CEO and business ethics leader Bill George called Destination Medical Center “the most important thing for Minnesota’s future” in an interview with TPT’s Almanac last week. 

George, a member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees, was appointed to the Destination Medical Center Corporation Board, which is the governing board responsible for overseeing the DMC initiative.

“… It’s brand new – it’s a whole new idea that has never been tried here – I’m not sure where it’s ever been tried,” he said of the $6 billion economic development inititative that will leverage Mayo Clinic and private development to ignite growth and create jobs over the next 20 years. 

“I see this as the most important thing for Minnesota’s future,” he said. “This is making Minnesota a health care mecca. Our best opportunity for economic growth, jobs and good health is making Minnesota the healthiest state in the nation … that should be our goal.”

Watch the full interview with George on TPT.