Mayo Clinic Health System to Close Alden & Kiester Clinics on January 25th

Mayo Clinic Health System is closing its clinics in Alden and Kiester as of January 25th.


Dr. Jay Mitchell, chair of Outpatient Practice for Mayo Clinic Health System’s Southeast Minnesota region said, “We listened to community concerns and pursued several options.  With patient data showing that more than half of the patients using the Alden and Kiester Clinics come from other communities, as wells as less than 10 patients being seen on any given day at either clinic, we believe patients health care needs will be better served in other nearby clinic locations in Lake Mills, New Richland, Wells and Albert Lea.”


Mitchell added that “we have met face to face with the 10 Alden and Kiester staff and no jobs will be lost as all of these staff members will be able to select other permanent positions at any of our other Mayo Clinic Health System locations.”