Health Care In The Hotseat

As I speak with and interview business leaders in our community, one thing is apparent: the winds of change are a blowin’. One industry in the midst of tremendous transition is health care. And that is an industry that affects every business, every person, every life.

This issue highlights just a few of the many wonderful choices we have for health care in our region. Our cover story, Andy Meyers of The Orthopaedic and Fracture Clinic, takes a look at the challenges independent specialty clinics face in the ever changing health care game.

We also check the pulse of the Madelia Community Hospital & Clinic. There aren’t a lot of hospitals like it left in the country. We’ll show you why it’s a model for others to follow.

And, of course, health care encompasses more than our physical being. To be truly thriving we need to maintain our mental health as well. We talk with Dr. Ramie Vetter about his rapidly growing group of Eunoia Family Resource Centers.

Mankato Clinic and Mayo Clinic Health Systems are doing their part to keep Minnesota in the top 10 of the healthiest states in the nation, by embarking on community wellness campaigns. Both organizations are passionate about the health of the community.

Employers, too, are starting to see how investing in their workers’ health can also improve the health of their business. We’ll take a look at employee wellness programs and give you some tips on how you can get started on your own.

Happy reading, and hopefully, learning!

Lisa Cownie

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Lisa Cownie

Editor of Connect Business Magazine