(SHAKOPEE, Minn.) – As Hy-Vee continues to open "supermarkets of the future" across the Twin Cities, St. Francis Regional Medical Center is partnering with the grocery retailer to bring express care clinics to the locations in Savage and Shakopee. These clinics will include two exam rooms, lab services, self-serve kiosks, and the option for patients to check-in remotely using St. Francis' new online system. St. Francis' express care clinics align with Hy-Vee's model of providing one-stop shopping with many service offerings.
"St. Francis and Hy-Vee have a lot more in common than one might think because we're both making an intentional effort to provide services for modern society, which in one word means convenience," said Mike McMahan, president of St. Francis Regional Medical Center. "People today want to buy groceries, grab a coffee, and get a flu shot all under the same roof – and that's why we're excited to be a part of these incredible new Hy-Vee locations."
The St. Francis express care clinic in Shakopee is slated to open in November at the same time as that Hy-Vee location. The Savage Hy-Vee opened in February, and St. Francis’ express care clinic is expected to open there later this year as well. In addition to these clinics, St. Francis has a hospital campus and two urgent care clinics in Shakopee, imaging centers in Savage and Chaska, as well as a primary care clinic in Jordan.
Unique to the St. Francis Hy-Vee express care clinic locations will be their accreditation by The Joint Commission. This means that patients can expect the same rigorous certification required of the hospital at these express care clinics, assuring that they receive safe, high-quality care.
Hy-Vee is planning to add several new stores to the Twin Cities market over the next several years. Each new store will be approximately 90,000 square feet, creating 400-550 new jobs. Store amenities often include: Market Grille restaurants; pharmacies with drive-up windows; in-store dietitians and HealthMarket™ departments; floral design shops; certified wine, beer and spirit specialists; specialty cheese and artisan bread; in-store chefs and cooking demonstration stations; and dry cleaning and postal services.
"Hy-Vee's top priority is taking care of its customers. With more than 50 retail health clinics throughout our eight-state region, our customers not only have access to our in-store dietitians and pharmacists, but are also able to seek health, wellness and preventive care services all in one stop," said Erin Bailey, Hy-Vee's assistant vice president, health and wellness project development. "We are excited to work with health care providers so that we can continue to help our customers lead healthier, happier lives."
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About St. Francis Regional Medical Center
St. Francis Regional Medical Center is owned by Allina Health, HealthPartners Park Nicollet, and Essentia Health. This unique structure combines the caring and compassion of an award-winning community hospital with the advanced medical technology, specialties, and expertise of industry-leading health systems. St. Francis provides a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and emergency care services on a collaborative medical campus with more than 30 affiliated clinics and 450 providers in the community.
Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 240 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $9.8 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise, and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America's Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s 85,000 employees provide "A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle" to customers every day. For additional information, visit www.hy-vee.com.