Mayo acquisition of Fairview Red Wing finalizedIt’s official.
By: Sarah Gorvin, The Republican Eagle
The tentative agreement announced June 7 that Mayo Clinic Health System would take over Fairview Red Wing Health Services was finalized Friday.
As of July 1, Fairview Red Wing will be renamed Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing. Regional clinics in Zumbrota and Ellsworth will also become Mayo Clinic Health System locations. In addition, Mayo will assume operations for Fairview Red Wing’s Home Care and Hospice program and the Downtown Plaza senior apartments.
Crews will begin taking down Fairview signs and replacing them with Mayo signage Sunday, Fairview Red Wing Health Services spokeswoman Marcy Dowse said. Staff name badges, advertising and marketing materials will also change.
Dowse said the visible changes will occur as quickly as possible, though could take some time.
“There’s a lot of things to change,” she said.
As previously announced, Dr. Tom Witt will serve as CEO of the new Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, a position he holds and will continue to hold at the system’s Cannon Falls and Lake City facilities.
Doug Parks, chief administrative officer of Mayo Clinic Health System in southeastern Minnesota, will serve as interim CAO until a new CAO is named.
Fairview Red Wing patients should see little disruption to their health care following the acquisition. Health insurance plans accepted at Fairview will continue to be accepted at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, and patients will be able to continue seeing their regular doctors.