Allina Health crews break ground at Abbott Northwestern Hospital on Thursday

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Crews broke ground on the Abbott Northwestern Hospital revitalization project in Minneapolis on Thursday.

The project, which officials say is expected to generate 280,000 “self-performing work hours” and numerous jobs, was made possible by a donation from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation and other donors, according to Allina Health.

Lisa Shannon, Allina Health President and CEO was joined by David Joos, Abbott Northwestern Hospital President; Louise Matson, White Earth Band of Ojibwe, Executive Director, Division of Indian Work; Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey; Richard M. “Dick” Schulze, founder of the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation; and others at Abbott Northwestern Hospital for the groundbreaking ceremony.