ALBERT LEA, Minn.-The consolidation between Mayo Clinic Albert Lea and Austin campus are happening right now, some services are already moved.
Last month, Freeborn County Commissioners wrote a letter to Mayo leaders asking them to meet in person to discuss how the transition is impacting rural residents.
Today, the commissioners read a response letter from Mayo leaders denying their request.
In a letter to the board, Mayo did address some concerns commissioners had. Including, whether or not Mayo was providing overnight observation beds in albert lea.
Mayo leaders said in the letter they committed to providing beds to patients as part of the emergency department.
Christopher Shoff is the county board's chairman and tells KIMT they're discussing what the next step is.
“We're looking at steps at what we can do next and hopefully continue to communicate with them,” said Shoff.
Mayo leaders did invite the commissioners to the open house of the new psychiatric services unit later this month.
Commissioners tell KIMT they plan to attend the open house.
“We've have had a great relationship especially the last few months in communication with some of the mayo people,” said Shoff.
The open house is set for October 25th from 4-6pm.