Open house scheduled at MercyOne Clinic

Published 10:10 pm Thursday, October 31, 2019

MercyOne Albert Lea Clinic will host a public open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the former Herberger’s space in Northbridge Mall.

While the actual clinic won’t open for services until July 2020, MercyOne is bringing a contingent of 40 staff members to Albert Lea to hold a 3P event.

According to a press release, 3P is a methodology that allows the clinic to design the space keeping consumers and processes at the forefront.

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During the event, team members will build a life-size model of the space out of cardboard. As the space is built, the team will run simulations of patient care scenarios to make sure the space works well for both patients and the clinical staff.

The process allows MercyOne to literally build and test exciting new models that will result in a personalized and radically convenient consumer experience for our new market in Albert Lea, the release stated.

The 3P event will be from Monday to Friday and the public is invited to a community celebration Nov. 9, which will include tours of the model of the cardboard clinic.

There will be several photo booths available at the event as well. The photo booths provide a printed photo of attendees. These photos will be used to create a large mosaic that will become a piece of art in the new clinic.

Residents can also submit photos to be included in the mosaic by posting them to a public Instagram account or Twitter with the hashtag #MercyOneAlbertLea.