Business Spotlight: Mayo Clinic Health System-Albert Lea and Austin
Mayo Clinic Health System-Albert Lea and Austin provides Austin-area residents a prerequisite for a thriving economy – local access to quality healthcare.
One Hospital, Two Campuses
Mayo Clinic Health System-Albert Lea and Austin offers a wide range of services. These include primary and specialty care, women’s health and specialized maternity care, surgical services, mental health, emergency care and support services such as therapy, radiology, and laboratory medicine. With a goal to keep care local, the combined resources of the Austin and Albert Lea campuses provide primary care and many specialty care services to support the needs of Austin-area residents.
Locally, in Austin, Mayo Clinic Health System experiences more than 300,000 patient interactions annually. They employ more than 70 providers and nearly 900 employees in the local system. The service they perform has not gone unnoticed, with Newsweek selecting Mayo Clinic Health System-Albert Lea and Austin in the top 5 percent of hospitals in the U.S.
When you see the investments made in providing healthcare locally, it’s not hard to see why the recognition is well deserved. Examples include:
- World-Class Birth Center
The Austin facility recently remodeled the Family Birth Center to enhance a family’s experience through added space and the latest technology, which was recognized by Newsweek as one of “America’s Best Maternity Hospitals.” Also, the Albert Lea location recently renovated its cancer treatment center and inpatient psychiatric care, bringing major improvements to all facets of local care.
- Austin Location Certified Level 4 Trauma Hospital
Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin is certified as a Level 4 trauma hospital by the Minnesota Department of Health, meaning it has an established trauma program, supported by specialty medical staff, ambulance services, equipment, and ongoing training to offer uninterrupted emergency care to patients.
- Chemical Dependency Treatment in Austin and Albert Lea
During the pandemic, mental health issues increased. In response, Mayo Clinic shifted resources to help address mental health and chemical dependency. The organization offers inpatient services in Albert Lea at Fountain Centers and outpatient treatment and counseling at the Austin and Albert Lea campuses. The treatment programs draw from motivational enhancement and cognitive behavioral traditions with an emphasis on teaching relapse prevention skills.
Workforce Health Care
With so many available services and ways to access care from Mayo Clinic Health System, Austin area businesses can proudly offer current and future employees one of the nation’s finest medical care facilities. Following are ways employers can connect staff with Mayo Clinic Health System:
- Journey to Wellness
For employers looking for easy, no-cost ways to boost workforce health, Mayo Clinic Health System offers a free program called Journey to Wellness. The program provides resources each month focused on a topic, such as sleep, mental well-being, and cancer prevention. Employers can enroll on behalf of the workplace and send resources directly to their workforce each month, or employees can enroll individually. Registered workplaces receive a digital toolkit each month for ready-to-use resources, such as a quarter-page ad for staff newsletters, PowerPoint slides for presentations, printable educational sheets and ideas for individual or group activities.
- Online Access: No Appointment Necessary
Mayo Clinic Health System patients can message their healthcare team and access personal health information online via Mayo Clinic Health System’s Patient Online Services portal. Whether you want to access lab test results, refill a prescription or pay a bill, you can do it all from your desktop computer or via the Mayo Clinic mobile app.
- Telemedicine Technology Improving Healthcare Access in Austin Workplaces
Coming soon, Austin Public Schools staff workers and their dependents will be able to use interactive telemedicine kiosks to diagnose minor health conditions, such as colds, earaches, rashes, and sinus infections via video. Employees simply schedule an Express Care Online appointment and at the scheduled time, sign into the designated computer equipped with the telehealth device to interact with their care team provider. This telehealth option allows for quick, convenient care and minimizes lost work time for employees.
- Express Care for Quick, Convenient Care
Express Care, located within Hy-Vee at 1307 18th Avenue NW, provides care for non-emergency conditions, from acne to wart removal for patients age 18 months to 75 years. Patients may make an appointment online or at the kiosk within the Express Care location.