Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea reported a single “adverse health event” in 2011, according to a report released Thursday morning by the Minnesota Department of Health. Specifically, a doctor at the local medical center left an object in a patient. However, the report says it did not cause death or serious injury. Dr. Mark Ciota, the chief executive officer at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, said he is disappointed when the hospital even has just one. The hospital had zero last year. “We have to remember that these statistics are actually people, the people we failed, and I apologize for that,” Ciota said.
Albert Lea Tribune, 1/22/2012