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Mayo Clinic on Change and the Economy[No Town Hall Meeting For Mayo in Rochester Mn]
KAAL-TV.com ^ | 08/14/2009 | KAAL-TV

Posted on 08/16/2009 6:21:26 AM PDT by Son House

The Mayo Clinic continues to adjust to changing economic times, but leaders not only want Mayo Clinic to be a destination medical center, they want Rochester to be a destination medical community.

"Here we come, so get ready."

Mayo Clinic CEO Doctor Glenn Forbes says Mayo Clinic's financial numbers are better than expected, largely because they're becoming more efficient, but he says their work is just beginning.

"The future is still filled with many uncertainties particularly in the area of health care. We're committed to continuing to build the models that are going to be successful in the future."

That means streamlining jobs, departments and patient care, but Mayo Clinic's plans for change goes beyond the walls of the clinic.

"The majority of our patients, they make tough decisions - they make a decision to leave home, often times to bypass other options and to seek care here with us."

"In the end of March we decided to come to Mayo."

49-year-old Kevin Lue moved to Rochester to receive a heart transplant at Mayo Clinic.

While waiting for a heart, he stayed here, the Gift of Life Transplant House.

"We have very strong relationships with our patients and we try to provide that atmosphere for healing," said Sister Jane Francis.

It was here that he and his wife got the call.

"It was really kind of unique because we had gotten married actually, the day before, not knowing we were gonna get the heart," said Lue.

“It was very emotional, it was really something," said Lue.

The gift of life is one place that will continue to help make Rochester a medical destination community, which is what Mayo Clinic, is encouraging.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: clinic; economy; healthcare; mayo; mayoclinic; town
I couldn't find 1 town hall meeting article for the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mn, which means Democrats all, Tim Walz, Amy Klobachar, and Al Franken are going to forgo any input from this community whose past, present, and future have been all about Health Care.

I suspect they consider Rochester to be a little more conservative than the rest of the state, and they'd prefer not to have to face one this city that would have to wait on Government payments like the Auto Dealers that are getting cheated on the cash-for-clunkers program.

1 posted on 08/16/2009 6:21:27 AM PDT by Son House
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To: Son House
S. MN is a conservative area. This kind of commonsense thinking peters out at Burnsville.
2 posted on 08/16/2009 6:33:49 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Son House
The Mayo Clinic is recognized as being one of the finest hospitals/clinics on earth.Certainly the equal of any facility you'll find in Boston,New Haven,NYC,Baltimore and San Francisco.

Among the many despicable things that HusseinCare will accomplish is the destruction of outstanding,world leading facilities like Mayo.

3 posted on 08/16/2009 6:47:34 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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>>>The Mayo Clinic is recognized as being one of the finest hospitals/clinics on earth.

I’m still here because Mayo saved my bacon. I’m convinced had we had 0bamacare when I had my close encounter with mortality - I would not have survived.


4 posted on 08/16/2009 6:52:34 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (ESPN MNF: 3 Putzes talking about football on TV while I'm trying to watch a game.)
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Mayo is world class any way you cut it. The daughter of the man who built our house suffered a brown recluse bite some years ago and when the wound had grown to the side of a baseball, the local doctor finally made the Mayo connection. The clinic save the little girl’s arm when no other place could.


5 posted on 08/16/2009 7:03:21 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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HusseinCare will accomplish is the destruction of outstanding, world leading facilities like Mayo

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Good point. Minnesota Democrats would have too many folks who have a stake in earning a living, along with folks who want good free market medical care to answer to


6 posted on 08/16/2009 7:11:43 AM PDT by Son House (President Ă˜bama Turns His Back On The Oppressed During Their Darkest Hours)
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