Mayo Clinic offering staff a "Day of Thanks"

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(ABC 6 News) – Mayo Clinic announced it will offer staff a "Day of Thanks’ for all the hard work they have done in support of our patients during the pandemic.

Mayo Clinic said it’s closing most of its U.S. outpatient practices and suspending scheduled surgeries on Nov. 26.

In a statement President and CEO, Gianrico Farrugia, M.D. said:

"Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic has remained strong and resilient, thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff. They come to work each day to provide compassionate care to our patients. We recognize that the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic has taken an emotional and physical toll on staff.

This decision wasn’t made lightly and is intended to thank our staff and give them time to recharge themselves so they can continue to deliver the best possible patient care."

Patients who have previously scheduled appointments in areas that will close on Nov. 26 will be contacted in the coming weeks to reschedule those appointments.