Allina steps in to operate southern Minnesota clinic being closed by Mayo

[Pioneer Press, Dec. 12, 2019] Allina Health will step in to provide health care at Springfield’s clinic once Mayo Clinic Health System vacates the southwestern Minnesota site in March.

The city of Springfield and Allina unveiled the new partnership Thursday. Mayo Clinic Health System, based in Rochester, announced plans to close its Springfield hospital and clinic and Lamberton clinic last week.

The Mayo Clinic Health System hospital and clinic’s final day in Springfield will be March 1, 2020. Springfield City Manager Joe Stremcha said there will be a lapse between when Mayo closes and Allina’s clinic opens.

“The goal is to be done in three to four weeks, but the reality is it could take as long as two months,” he said.

Taking part in a new Springfield Medical Facility lease partnership announcement with Allina Health Thursday are from left, Springfield City Manager Joe Stremcha, Springfield City Councilwoman Dr. Theresa Beckman, New Ulm Medical Center President Toby Freier and Andrew Reeves, MD, Neurology, NUMC.

Also reporting on this story are the Star Tribune, the New Ulm Journal, the Mankato Free Press, KNUJ Radio, and KEYC-TV.

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