North Memorial Health Project Recommended by Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith for Federal Funding


North Memorial Health announced a $1 million infrastructure project was recommended by Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith for Congressional Directed Spending in the 2021 federal appropriations bill.

Senators Klobuchar and Smith included the North Memorial Health request among their recommendations (Senator Klobuchar, Senator Smith requests) for the Senate Appropriations Committee as part of the congressional spending program, which was returned in the 2021 Congress after a 10-year moratorium. The project now awaits Senate Committee action expected later this fall.

Pending federal approval, the project will focus on completing state-of-the-art infrastructure upgrades at North Memorial Health Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center in Robbinsdale, with no interruption to the ongoing care provided throughout the hospital.

“We are grateful and are fortunate to have the support of both our Minnesota Senators to complete this work. There is great competition for funding and to be selected by our Senators is a significant accomplishment for North Memorial Health,” said J. Kevin Croston, MD, CEO, North Memorial Health.

Officials at North Memorial Health hope to complete the project in 2022.

About North Memorial Health

At North Memorial Health, we are on a mission to change healthcare. We’re delivering unmatched customer service and empowering our patients throughout the Twin Cities to achieve their best health. North Memorial Health provides access to high-quality, low-cost care throughout the Twin Cities through its medical transportation services and two hospitals – North Memorial Health Hospital and Maple Grove Hospital. North Memorial Health Clinics which include primary care, specialty care and hospice are part of a collaboration with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota that is transforming the healthcare experience for consumers. Across the North Memorial Health system, 900+ doctors and 5,000+ team members are dedicated to delivering a more connected experience for our patients.


Mike Opat