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Mayo Clinic Health Systems responds to lawsuit filed against 2 facilities

Mayo Clinic Health Systems responds to lawsuit filed against 2 facilities

KAAL-TV
Created: November 20, 2019 08:08 PM

(ABC 6 News) - Earlier this month a lawsuit was filed against Mayo Clinic Health System Lake City and Mayo Clinic Health System Southeast Minnesota.

The lawsuit, filed by two former employees and one current employee, alleges these facilities changed their staffing procedures, and according to the lawsuit that violates a Minnesota statute.

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Mayo Clinic Health System issued this statement to ABC 6 News:

“Patient safety is always the primary focus for Mayo Clinic Health System. Our staffing models are designed to ensure safe, effective care for all patients. Despite our many attempts to resolve this issue through discussions with the three employees, they and their attorney chose to move this into the legal system. It is unfortunate that the plaintiff’s attorney is now attempting to leverage media to influence the outcome before the case goes to court.
 
The current CRNA staffing model has not changed and the proposed staffing model will be consistent with other Mayo Clinic Health System hospitals with similar scope of services. While we cannot discuss the details of this pending litigation or respond to specific allegations, we want to assure our patients and the community that they have and continue to receive safe, high-quality care at Mayo Clinic Health System in Lake City.”


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