Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield community update
As we start 2019, our medical center is in a much different place than this time last year. With the transitions that took place in late 2018, we have moved to make our local health care delivery system sustainable. Keeping rural health care sustainable is a challenge for many. In fact, the Minnesota Hospital Association recently issued a financial health review of hospitals and health systems for 2017 that showed on average southwest Minnesota hospitals have lost money the last two years. National publications have highlighted many rural communities that are working to develop alternatives to their historical hospitals in light of personnel shortages, low volumes and adverse payer mixes, which create negative financial issues. We are doing the same.
See complete story in this week's issue of the Springfield Advance-Press.