Fairview Red Wing Health Services will join Mayo Clinic Health System on July 1. Representatives from Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Health System, Fairview Health Services and Fairview Red Wing Health Services have finalized the details of a tentative agreement previously announced June 7.
Fairview Red Wing will be renamed "Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing” and its regional clinics in Zumbrota, Minn., and Ellsworth, Wis., will also become Mayo Clinic Health System locations. In addition to the medical center and clinics, Mayo Clinic Health System will assume operations for Fairview Red Wing’s Home Care and Hospice program and The Downtown Plaza senior apartments.
The acquisition of Fairview Red Wing by Mayo Clinic Health System means health care consumers in Red Wing, Zumbrota, Ellsworth and surrounding communities will have access to all of the knowledge and resources of Mayo Clinic available close to home. The transition of these health care facilities to Mayo Clinic Health System ends several months of discussions among the organizations on how to best meet the health care needs of the area.
Here are a few facts that consumers should know about the transition:
- Health care insurance plans accepted at Fairview Red Wing locations prior to July 1 will continue to be accepted at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, Zumbrota and Ellsworth following the transition.
- Fairview Red Wing providers will become Mayo Clinic Health System providers, meaning patients can see the providers they know and trust.
- Additional work to transition several business and operational processes, procedures and systems will occur over the next several months.
Like Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Health System locations are physician-led. The physician leader who serves as CEO works closely with an administrative partner to provide strategic oversight. The physician-administrative partnership is a valued component of the Mayo culture. Tom Witt, M.D., CEO at Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Cannon Falls and Lake City, will also serve as CEO of the Red Wing location and its regional facilities. Dr. Witt was a physician in Red Wing prior to joining Mayo Clinic Health System and served as a physician leader during the discussion process. Doug Parks, chief administrative officer (CAO) of Mayo Clinic Health System in southeastern Minnesota, will serve as interim CAO until a new CAO is named.
In addition to the new name for these facilities, other noticeable changes will include new signage, staff name badges and advertising and marketing materials, as well as the way staff answer the telephone. The advertising campaign will explain the new name and Mayo Clinic Health System’s commitment to patient care.
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About Mayo Clinic Health System
Mayo Clinic Health System is a family of clinics, hospitals and other health care facilities serving more than 70 communities in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Georgia. It links the expertise of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., with health care providers in local communities to improve local health care and make world-class care accessible close to home. More than 2.5 million patient visits take place annually at Mayo Clinic Health System facilities.