An estimated 1 in 5 Minnesotans faces mental illness each year ... but the state ranks 50th out of the 50 states when it comes to in-patient mental health beds. At the end of the month, the latest chapter in an on-going Mayo Clinic transitioning plan will address that. "These conditions to us are no different than a medical condition that another patient would be hospitalized for,” said John Rosheim, nurse manager of psychiatry and psychology at Mayo Clinic in Albert Lea. “We just are specialized in the type of care that we'll provide them."
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Context: Mayo Clinic Health System – Albert Lea & Austin will soon be opening a new psychiatric services unit on the Albert Lea campus. This inpatient unit will move patients from the current location in Austin into their new quarters October 30. The new unit will consist of 16 private rooms for patients, an exercise area, and a secure space for staff and patients. Patients will also have the opportunity to have common space overlooking the lake, allowing them to enjoy fresh air and participate in activities such as container gardening.
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