Miracle Mile Shopping Center

Miracle Mile Shopping Center Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

Olmsted Medical Center is starting construction a new primary care center in Rochester's Miracle Mile shopping center.

OMC, which already has eight care sites in the Med City, is building out a spot on the south end of the shopping center at 115 16th Ave. NW, said OMC's Marketing and Communications Director Barb Sorensen.

The owners of the mall, located by US Highway 52 and Second Street Southwest, are currently giving the 63-year-old complex a facelift by updating the facade and other improvements.

Sorensen said work is expected to start soon on the new OMC location. While it's early in the project, she expects it to open in early 2020.

This new site, which will be open Monday through Friday, will offer "walk-in primary care services" by physicians and advanced practice clinicians.

OMC lists the services to be provided at the new site as family medicine, chronic disease management, pediatric/adolescent care, preventative health care, immunizations and exams. It will have an on-site laboratory for tests as well as x-ray imaging equipment.

Biz buzz

Rochester's Think Mutual Bank has added a new executive position to ramp up its communications.

Megan Malugani was recently hired as Think's first vice president of corporate communications.

Malugani previously worked as the communications manager at Experience Rochester/Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau. She has also worked at the Post Bulletin's Rochester Magazine as well as working as a freelance writer.

Think Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer Jenny Hosfeld was quoted in the announcement of the hiring as stating, “She (Malugani) brings a high level of enthusiasm, diverse professional background, and proven ability to effectively communicate to multiple audiences."

Jeff Kiger tracks business action in Rochester and southeastern Minnesota every day in Heard on the Street. Send tips to jkiger@postbulletin.com or via Twitter to @whereskiger. You can call him at 285-7798.

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