Updated: December 02, 2020 05:33 PM
Created: December 02, 2020 03:40 PM
(ABC 6 News) - Mayo Clinic Health Systems announced it's new regional Vice President for the southeast region.
Mayo Clinic physician Robert Albright, Jr., D.O., will be the physician leader for Mayo Clinic’s community practice in southeast Minnesota, a region that includes hospitals and clinics in Albert Lea, Austin, Cannon Falls, Faribault, Lake City, Owatonna, Red Wing and surrounding communities.
Dr. Albright received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Nephrology and Critical Care at Mayo Clinic. After becoming a Mayo Clinic consultant in 2001, Dr. Albright worked in both Rochester and Mayo Clinic Health System, serving as medical director of dialysis units and programs in La Crosse, Albert Lea and Rochester. He currently serves as chair of the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension in the Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
In his new role, Dr. Albright will lead the regional staff and will be responsible for the clinical and financial performance of Southeast Minnesota operations. Dr. Albright will promote and expand Mayo Clinic Health System’s goal of delivering excellent outcomes, affordable care and convenient access to Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise to patients when, where and how they need it. This will include balancing digital and virtual options with in-person care while ensuring all services remain patient-focused.
"The plan is to continue the intergration and the brave new world of reaching out to people directly virtually will help people remain very connected to the healthcare they need," says Dr. Robert Albright Jr., Regional Vice President, SEMN Region, Mayo Clinic Health Systems.
He succeeds Bobbie Gostout, M.D., president of Mayo Clinic Health System, who will retire at the end of the year. Dr. Gostout has been serving in an interim capacity as regional vice president of Mayo Clinic Health System – Southeast Minnesota region since January.
Dr. Albright will work closely with Dr. Gostout in the upcoming weeks to ensure a smooth transition of leadership responsibilities.