In recognition of Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James being named Best Workplace in the small hospitals of Minnesota category by the Minnesota Hospital Association earlier this year, St. James Mayor Gary Sturm declared June 27 “Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James Best Minnesota Hospital Workplace Day.”

According to the mayor, those who serve in the hospital have a major responsibility to the welfare of the community, and MCHS in St. James “has become an aligned work family by implementing strategies around a culture of safety, trust, and communication.”

The hospital was also given the "good neighbor award" Friday.

Sturm added that the good-neighbor award is given out periodically to those who exceed expectations, and Ryan Smith--administrator at MCHS in St. James--called the award “unexpected,” and said, “It was nice to see.”

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