The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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January 18, 2013

Mayo CEO says River's Edge claims of unfair practices are baseless

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ST PETER —

But Mayo has also been in St. Peter for 80 years and is a part of the community, Kutcher said. The doctors and nurses and staff live in the community and they have no interest in souring the relationship with the hospital.

Plus, employing a practice where referrals are done within the system makes more sense for Mayo financially, he said. And that’s important in a time when the landscape of health care is changing dramatically.

“We’ve always known we’re going to have to do more in health care with less money,” Kutcher said. “Now it’s happening.”

The status of the attorney general’s involvement remains unknown. They haven’t responded to The Free Press, but Spike said they’ve contacted her twice requesting more information. Kutcher said Mayo has not been contacted by the attorney general’s office.

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