As many of you are aware, Mayo Health Systems informed their Waukon Clinic employees and Veterans Memorial Hospital administration of their intent to close the Waukon Clinic effective December 14th of this year. We wish to thank the Mayo staff for their partnership that has been a part of the health care team that has served the people of this region. Our thoughts go out to all of them.
The Board and Administration of VMH are in the process of evaluating the impact of the closure on the patients we serve as well as the hospital. First and foremost, we wish to assure the community that there will be no changes in our present services as a result of Mayo closing the clinic. We will continue to monitor expenses, monitor revenue and provide care to the people we serve.
Administration is still learning about and gathering information surrounding this change. It will take time to assess and implement options open to us. It is the intent of the Board of Trustees and Administration to keep you informed of progress as we go forward.