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Question: County/City Hospital/Clinic :: Total Votes:9
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YES, I support the local government building a Hospital/Clinic 7  [77.78%]
No,   I don't support building a locally owned Hospital/Clinic 2  [22.22%]
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@ Blackdog, I consider it a peace of mind thing having local healthcare and Hospital beds. Healthcare was an important factor in my decision to relocate to Albert Lea in 2015.

As to your accusation Mayo's decision to close our hospital was caused by local folks bypassing Albert Lea, you seem to lay blame on the county population while leaving Mayo blame free.

As I remember it, before I left Albert Lea you could call the clinic arrange a Doctor appointment and see that Doctor the next week if not sooner.
Upon my return/retirement I decided to find a local Doctor and have my welcome to Medicare physical, it took TWO MONTHS to see the Doctor and another month to get the procedure I requested.

All in all my experience with the Doctor, Surgeon and medical staff was excellent but the time it took to get in was unacceptable. This isn't the fault of the medical staff this is a management issue.

Prior to my return home to Albert Lea I was in the Allina healthcare system, make an appointment you're in the next week, if Allina can staff and operate their clinics and hospitals why not Mayo?

Edit:  to be fair my experience may be unique, I specifically asked for an appointment with a Doctor by name, when I asked the scheduler why the two month delay I was told you're a new patient once you get in your appointments will come faster.
I didn't push it and just excepted the wait..I will say the Doctor was excellent...Haven't had another appointment yet as heath wise I seem to be doing good.


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^^ I work between Fairview and Allina  oth and have the same evperience, appointments are no more than a week away.

I suspect from black dogs rantings and hour they were made that there might be alcohol involved. :blush:


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Everyone I know that went to the Albert Lea Hospital with a serious health emergency were stabilized and put on a life flight to Rochester/St. Mary's..

I once called the hospital to find out the room my Dad was in and was told they don't have a patient with that name.. I personally admitted him into the emergency room when he was given a shot of morphine for pain.. I quickly ran home and shortly after they didn't have any idea where my Dad was..

Finally after my call was transferred to the Emergency room and getting in touch with Dad's emergency room nurse at the time, I was told he was on a life flight to Rochester..

I don't know if the Albert Lea Hospital Emergency Room is capable of taking care of major trauma patients.. :dunno:
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Albert Lea nor Austin has been or will likely be equipped to handle major trauma.  Minnesota as every other state has a statewide trauma system.  Each hospital based on criteria such as staffing ( not so much nurses, but 24/7 in house surgical team and surgeon), equipment, rooms...  Albert Lea and Austin have been level 4 since the implementation of the system.  The movement of inpatient services will not negatively affect the rating and if staffing levels for surgical teams can be improved it's possible that one site would get a level 3 designation.

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Mercy isn't much farther and it's not part of Mayo.

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^^^Add to that— Mercy Medical Center (Mason City) Iowa is a Level II trauma hospital.

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I wonder why the Mayo lackey isn't still posting from a Mayo IP?

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^^ refresh my memory, who is the Mayo lackey?

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The poster that registered the day Mayo announced the closing, and seems to be here only to defend Mayo

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^^ got it, ty

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