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Three-day hospice and palliative care volunteer training October 12, 14 and 15


Hospice invites individuals 18 and older to take part in a rewarding experience by becoming a volunteer for those in need.

National accreditation for bariatric surgery program achieved in Mankato


Patients seeking surgical treatment for obesity and its related conditions have a high-quality choice at a nationally accredited program that meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care.

Three Mayo Clinic locations recognized for outstanding heart care


Sites in Mankato, Minn., Eau Claire, Wisc., and Scottsdale, Ariz. honored for cardiac expertise.

Infectious diseases expert discusses freshwater amoeba


A current Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) investigation into a child’s contraction of a deadly form of meningitis from the Naegleria fowleri amoeba is raising concerns about the health and safety of lakes.

Auxiliary in Mankato awards four scholarships to college students


Four Mankato college students pursuing health care professions were recently awarded scholarships from the Auxiliary at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato.

Mayo Clinic Health System partners with Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota, invests $185,000


Multi-year investment will focus on increasing health and wellness efforts.

Enhanced sexual assault response program now available in Southwest Minnesota region


Specially trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) are available 24 hours a day to ensure victims of sexual assault have prompt, comprehensive care.

Former resident strengthens Mayo Clinic Health System in Waseca family medicine team


Troy Benson, M.D., joined Mayo Clinic Health System in Waseca last fall.

Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato first facility in MN to receive Certified Urgent Care designation


Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato received certification from Urgent Care Association of America.

Mayo Clinic Health System infectious disease specialist says use caution with standing flood water


The recent weather has produced intense rainfalls in our region. Subsequently, these rainfalls have resulted in many areas and basements playing host to standing flood water. Though most flood water eventually evaporates or is removed, these water accumulations can pose significant health risks.