Bethany Lutheran College (BLC) and Mayo Clinic Health System (MCHS) in Mankato are announcing a partnership that will see MCHS providing support for the new Bethany Activity and Wellness Center. The 84,000 square foot facility is currently under construction at the corner of Marsh and Division Streets on the BLC campus in Mankato. The building is located just one block west of the MCHS in Mankato campus.
Despite being neighbors for decades on the Mankato Hilltop, Bethany and Mayo only recently launched a number of key partnerships; the first was in 2018 with Mayo offering routine health care services for the Bethany community through an on-campus office. In 2019, MCHS began a relationship with Bethany to provide training services for the College’s athletic program. Recently, Bethany provided housing for Mayo physicians and health personnel during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. This latest partnership continues the trend of cooperation, and demonstrates the MCHS commitment to student wellness on the Bethany campus.
The new building will consist of two facilities under one roof—a 68,000 square foot activity center with a 200 meter track and turf infield, and a 16,000 square foot wellness center with exercise and fitness rooms, locker facilities, and gathering spaces.