Blog posts from Mayo Clinic leaders.
Although many factors have played a role in defining the current state of health care, we need to begin focusing on a deeper, more fundamental view of health care that will lead us to a future that provides an enhanced experience for patients and their families, ensures high-quality care with every medical encounter and mitigates the growing cost of health care across the country.
This issue of Hometown Health focuses on women’s health care. That’s a broader topic than you might think. We know that some health conditions are unique to women, others disproportionately affect women, and still others present with different signs and symptoms in women. It’s important for women and their health care teams to be aware of these differences.
Cindi Thurston, hospice volunteer, is part of the pet therapy team at Mayo Clinic Health System. She and her partner, Watson, travel to homes and nursing facilities in the Chippewa Valley visiting with hospice patients. Read her story...
Our goal is to provide you with the best possible health care in a convenient and timely fashion. That’s why we offer expert care in a variety of settings. But how do you know what type of care to seek?
As you’ve seen in the pages of this newsletter, Mayo Clinic Health System is developing new ways of providing health care. One of the most exciting changes is that we’re expanding our care teams. We believe that when it comes to solving problems, two heads are better than one. And a whole group of smart people putting their heads together is even better.
Bringing midwifery care to a community means describing what I have done for the past 22 years as a nurse midwife. Most of my care has been and will continue to be with women who are pregnant. Midwifery is meeting women and their support person at their first prenatal visit, sharing their excitement, or possibly listening to their fears and anxieties about an unexpected pregnancy. It’s learning about her story and what’s important to her and her family.
At Mayo Clinic Health System, we’re in the business of keeping you well. That may seem obvious. But for many years, health care providers were more focused on taking care of people when they were sick. We’ve begun to realize the real goal of health care should be keeping people healthy — and out of the doctor’s office.
The transition of Red Wing’s clinic and hospital to Mayo Clinic Health System three years ago this past July marked the beginning of tremendous change in local health care. I believe it’s improved health care for our patients and communities.
Technology has changed the ways we live, work and play. Increasingly, it’s also changing the way we deliver health care.
Health care is changing at the national, regional and local levels. Mayo Clinic Health System is working to shape those changes, and we want — and need — your help to do it.
For 25-year-old Brittany Vaplon, returning to her roots in the Wabasha-Kellogg area for the next six months is more than just being able to see friends and family.
For one family in northwestern Wisconsin, care for the patient goes back three generations. The story comes full circle, as it starts and continues at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.