Mayo Clinic in Austin and Albert Lea to consolidate most of its inpatient services to Austin campus

Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin and Albert Lea announced Monday that it will consolidate most of its inpatient services over time to its Austin campus.  Dr. Mark Ciota, CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin and Albert Lea spoke at a news conference Tuesday and gave details of the process that will take place over the next few years….

Ciota went on to state that the decisions made have been very difficult ones…..

Dr. Bobbie Gostout, Vice President of Mayo Clinic and leader of Mayo Clinic Health System gave some of the main reasons for the consolidation…..

Emergency room, primary and specialty care, pregnancy care and lab, pharmacy and other services will remain available in both Austin and Albert Lea.  Albert Lea’s campus will continue to offer primary and specialty care, emergency and pregnancy care, radiology, lab and pharmacy services.  In addition, the Albert Lea campus will house inpatient behavioral health care and addiction services.