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With ICU closing on Oct. 1st. the press release is disingenuous at best. It leaves people with the impression that the hospital closing will take years and that employees will just transfer to Austin.

They just put the same spin on KIMT that no one would lose their job and that Mayo is Albert lea's biggest employer.
How do they accomplish that trick? They don't— they're cutting costs, that means cutting employees and Albert lea residents be damned..

There are communities in Minnesota with much smaller populations than Albert Lea's and still maintain hospital beds for their residents!

This is an outrageous move by Mayo, it's NOT about healthcare it's about more money..

http://www.mnhospitals.org/mn-hospitals/find-a-hospital


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To be fair the Tribune has always reported by press release, apparently they've just been ahead of the times.

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Well, look at the bright side: You can enjoy our big, new HY-Vee when you're here.  :D

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We have three major Nursing Homes in this community, what sense does it make to transport all those folks to Austin...

When you take your child to the clinic and the Doc says I think we should put in the hospital for observation, off to Austin the child goes.

What happens to health insurance rates in a community that doesn't have a hospital—insurance companies just going to eat that ambulance or air ambulance ride..rates will increase.

Now we have a legitimate use for the Wilson/Farmstead lot. we don't need a new city hall or fire-station, we need a community hospital/clinic.

@ Peggy Bennett, we need to hear more from you than "we'll get through this"..
You were pushing a bonding bill to relocate Front Street for lake front property for things we don't need, well a community hospital and clinic is something we need desperately for the well-being of our community.

@ the Mayor/city Councilmen and County Commissioners lets fight this all the way our future as a city and county are being threatened by corporate decisions made 60 miles away.  

If we put up a fight Mayo just might see the light...there's over thirty thousand of us here in Freeborn County we deserve a local Hospital or we become a competitor on both the hospital and clinic fronts.


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This letter is from Paul Overgaard and worth the read—former member of the Minnesota Senate and the Minnesota House of Representatives

http://www.albertleatribune.com/2017...etrayal


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I  have just finished reading the Tribune article written by Paul Overgaard

This action he describes generates several emotions, anger, frustration, disappointment, but mostly a feeling of betrayal. I’m sure was part of a plan laid out for several years , one that included and involves  money of federal funds.

I am angry because is Paul was trusted by the taxpayers of our city . Each move he made moved us down an irreversible decline as a city trusting its government officials

I am frustrated and disappointed because he gave a bad name  to our  community as tax  dollars flowed  toward the building or apartment scandal he was involved with . Many others in our community felt the same way  as evidenced by his name on the wall of shame he brought to town . His name should not be there in the first place. In short, I feel we were used. Paul tried to  persuade us he was going to represent the people not try to get more money by pushing the envelope on the apartment scandal.   I believed you. Now I feel I was hoodwinked. To Paul, I say, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”

Paul : Don't through stones if you live in a glass house! May be you don't have any windows??

Pauls good friend  In 1995 he pleaded guilty to charges of misuse of public funds with Paul's help

http://articles.latimes.com/1993-04...nberger

Its people like Paul that have hurt our community and when things go wrong he is the first one to blame someone else like Mayo.

Mayo didn't cause our taxes to be high which causes lack of growth which lowers our population.
If we were thriving Mayo wouldn't think twice about staying or expanding.
Splash pads downtown wide sidewalks bike trails dredged lakes are nice but we also need jobs.
Which seem to be leaving more than ever this year!!!
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^^what can you expect of Overgaard,  he's a Republican after all..
but I do agree with him on this issue; Mayo betrayed US..
Our Mayor is an employee of Mayo so I don't see local government as much help either...


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Letter to the editor~Joe Ferguson

http://www.albertleatribune.com/2017...-winner


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I actually thought about all the acknowledgements of contributors around the hospital, too.

Don't know the history behind all of it. But there is evidence of lots of contributors to all the facilities over in Rochester as well. Some pretty gargantuan amounts at that.

Time is going to tell how everything plays out. I've heard that the so called Stress Unit at St. Olaf is full quite often. So maybe there is the potential for lots of business in Albert lea.  

Also are the cancer treatment facilities going to remain intact?

As far as commuting goes. . There certainly is a lot of that in Rochester at all the medical facilities there. Seems like you meet more staff people from the surrounding communities than from Rochester.

Mayo definitely seems overburdened and unable to effectively handle the massive amount of facilities and patients they try to take in, tho.


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Somebody should figure out a way to put a senior living facility into all the empty space on the campus there. Instead of tearing everything down.

And come up with a hospital lite type of facility. Do with hospitals what they did with the HyVee type clinics.

Things will be a lot easier when a robot surgeon drone flies to you wherever you are and operates on you.


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