ROCHESTER, Minn. — Robert Taylor, D.O., a family physician at Mayo Clinic Health System in Montgomery and a major in the U.S. Army, was named officer-in-charge of the U.S. Army Reserve’s new 35-soldier medical unit in Rochester, Minnesota. A ceremony was held Jan. 8 in Rochester.
“When I joined the Army, I wanted to serve and use my medical skills to help others,” says Dr. Taylor. “I never expected to be in this type of leadership position, but I feel truly honored.”
The 7405th Troop Medical Unit’s mission is to provide sick call services, emergency care and referral services for deploying soldiers’ mobilization stations. Some of the chief duties for Dr. Taylor as officer-in-charge are ensuring training and readiness is current, making sure the unit is ready to mobilize when called upon, and overseeing medical and Army tasks.
“The new unit is designed to allow our soldiers to work more cohesively,” adds Dr. Taylor. “We’re prepared to mobilize and assist when both foreign and domestic needs arise.”
Dr. Taylor has been serving since 2009 and has been with Mayo Clinic Health System since 2001.
Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other health care facilities that serve the health care needs of people in more than 60 communities in Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality health care close to home.
Press ContactMicah Dorfner