FAIRMONT, Minn. ― Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont is commemorating 150 years of health care in the community in conjunction with Mayo Clinic Health System celebrating the milestone of its 30-year anniversary.


Community health care in Fairmont can be traced back to Dr. David Winslow Hunt, the first physician to permanently practice medicine in Fairmont, beginning in 1871. The first hospital in the community, Hunt Hospital, opened in 1914, and Fairmont Community Hospital was established in 1928. Mayo Clinic Health System took over clinic practice in 1997 and hospital practice in 2001.


The public is invited to a community celebration on Sept. 29 from 4:30-6 p.m. at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont. There will be a short program at 4:45 p.m. and refreshments will be served.


“We are so excited to celebrate this milestone with our patients and the communities we serve,” says Amy Long, Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont administrator. “Our anniversary events give us the opportunity to honor our current and former employees, as well as the numerous volunteers, who have contributed to the long-standing legacy of top-quality health care in Martin County.”


Mayo Clinic Health System has a physical presence in 44 communities and consists of 53 clinics, 16 hospitals and other facilities that serve the health care needs of people in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.