Delegates from Japan's Ministry of Health visit Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls

May 19, 2015

CANNON FALLS, Minn. — Three delegates from Japan’s Ministry of Health met with Mayo Clinic Health System leaders and toured the new medical facility in Cannon Falls Friday, May 15. As Japan works to reform its health care, the delegates said they’re looking at Mayo Clinic as having the best model. The international visitors received an overview of Mayo Clinic including its history of expansion and the development of Mayo Clinic Health System.

They had special interest in learning about how Mayo Clinic continues to integrate with its community practices like Cannon Falls to help ensure patients receive the right care at the right time and in the right setting. The delegates said they’re impressed with how much specialty care Mayo Clinic delivers in smaller communities. The visit included a discussion with leaders in Rochester prior to their visit to Cannon Falls.

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Pictured from left: Maki Kobayashi, assistant director, General Affairs Division, Health Policy Bureau; Tadayuki Mizuno, assistant director, General Affairs Division, Health Policy Bureau; Steve Gudgell, chief administrative officer in Cannon Falls, Lake City and Red Wing; Tom Witt, M.D., CEO and president in Cannon Falls, Lake City and Red Wing; Eiji Habu, director, General Affairs Division, Health Policy Bureau; and Bill Priest, operations administrator in Cannon Falls.



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