Hagedorn Announces Grants for Mayo Clinic, Open Door Health

February 18, 2021
Press Release

MANKATO, Minn. – Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) today announced U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grants for Mayo Clinic in Rochester and Open Door Health Center in Mankato. The grants are worth a combined $3.2 million and will help fund cancer treatment research and a health center cluster program, respectively.

“The First District is home to the highest quality medical facilities in the world. I am confident these grants will be well utilized and prove key to continued efforts to develop advanced lifesaving treatments and cures, distribute COVID-19 vaccines, and promote the overall health and safety of southern Minnesotans,” said Hagedorn.

“Mankato and the surrounding communities benefit from having a federally qualified health center. Because of this designation and funding, Open Door can continue to improve the health of people in South Central Minnesota who may be isolated and vulnerable,” said Jennifer Beckius, acting co-Chief Executive Officer, Open Door Health Center.

For more information about the grants, click here.

Jim Hagedorn was reelected in 2020 to serve Minnesota’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives for a second term. He grew up on his family’s grain and livestock farm near Truman. Jim’s father, former Congressman Tom Hagedorn (MN-02), grandfather, and great-grandfather were all southern Minnesota farmers, and Jim resides in the rural community of Blue Earth. During his time in Congress, Hagedorn has consistently fought for the conservative principles that have made America the greatest nation in the history of the world and championed legislation to promote the First District’s primary industries and job creators – farming, small business and medical care. Hagedorn is a member of the House Committees on Agriculture and Small Business.