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Letter: Stand together for better local care

To the editor:

Are you concerned that health care services are being taken away from you in areas where you live? This seems to be a serious problem throughout our region.

This is not the fault of doctors, nurses and all the excellent caregivers. You look no further than to Dr John Noseworthy, Dr. Jeffrey Bolton and anyone else in Mayo Health system's leadership, who has control of the pocketbook, to see where the problem exists. It is profits over patients!

We are forming a coalition in southern Minnesota, northern Iowa and western Wisconsin to advocate for more local control of our rural health care services. To join this email list, simply send an email to ruralhealthcarecoalition@gmail.com with your name in the subject line.

We also invite you to our "Save Our Hospital-Albert Lea" Facebook page. We continue to strive for what is best for the people of our community—"a full-service acute-care hospital in Albert Lea Minnesota."

Karen Miller

Freeborn, Minn.

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