The Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin is working to increase its capacity to serve more patients following the closures of HSHS and Prevea in the area. They are committed to providing safe, high-quality care to those who need it most.
To address the increase in demand for healthcare services, the Health System is taking a multi-faceted approach. They are looking to increase capacity at all of their Critical Access Hospitals in the region, as well as expand Emergency Department and Urgent Care capacities across all sites. Additionally, they are significantly increasing the capacity of their Family Birth Center and introducing virtual care options through the Primary Care On Demand mobile app.
The Health System is also focused on establishing a dedicated team to help people looking to establish themselves as Primary Care patients, as well as collaborating with other Mayo Clinic Health System sites for additional patient access. They are expanding the capacity of their Advanced Care at Home program and prioritizing placement and recruitment for current openings in high-demand service lines.
Furthermore, they are adding more than 10,000 clinical hours for nursing students and other learners who need practical experience to complete their education and join the healthcare workforce. Additionally, they are participating in the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce Recovery Task Force to help address the broader community needs during this time.