Wabasha, Minn. - Wabasha-Kellogg students and some teachers have better and more energy efficient computer monitors to use. Mayo Clinic Health System recently donated 45 flat screen monitors to Wabasha-Kellogg Public Schools, replacing the last of the district’s “old style bulky monitors” according to superintendent Jim Freihammer. “There are two labs that these donated monitors will replace old monitors in as well as a few teacher work stations,” adds Freihammer. “We are appreciative of Mayo seeking us out when considering a second home for these monitors. We are excited to put them to use.” Mayo Clinic Health System replaced the donated monitors with higher resolution ones to support a new electronic health record being implemented across all of Mayo Clinic beginning in 2017. “We sometimes have to upgrade equipment to maintain compatibility with information security standards or advances in technology and treatment. This can leave us with otherwise good equipment we can no longer use. We’re glad the monitors can still provide benefit to the community,” says Trevor Coons, operations manager, Mayo Clinic Health System.
From left to right: Trevor Coons, operations manager at Mayo Clinic Health System, and Wabasha Kellogg school district staff including Mike Schumacher, tech coordinator, Rob Stewart, principal, Jim Freihammer, superintendent, and Nick Richmond, facility supervisors, unload monitors delivered to the school.