The City of Springfield announced Thursday that Allina Health has been selected as its new health care provider to continue serving patients in the region.

Joe Stremcha, City Manager, stated, “Allina Health and New Ulm Medical Center have been integral to health care in our area for decades, and we believe the decision to partner with Allina Health will help our (Springfield) residents to receive comprehensive services that are connected to New Ulm Medical Center.”

Under the agreement, Allina Health will assume operations of the Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield after Mayo vacates the site in March. Services provided will include primary care, specialty care consultations, telehealth/virtual visits, medical imaging, lab, and rehabilitation services. Allina Health will also expand its partnership with St John’s Lutheran Home to provide care for residents, and will engage the community to explore new partnerships for health improvement and Emergency Medical Services support.

Toby Freier, President of the New Ulm Medical Center, Allina Health, stated “Many Springfield residents have received care and service from New Ulm Medical Center, Minneapolis Heart Institute and Allina Health for years, so this opportunity is a comfortable fit for all of us.”

New Ulm Medical Center was named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health for the eighth time in nine years. The Minnesota Hospital Association has also named New Ulm Medical Center a “Best Minnesota Hospital Workplace.”

The Allina Health clinic in Springfield plans to be fully operational in spring 2020.