Hagedorn Visits Mankato Children's Specialty Health Care Patients and Dialysis Patients

February 18, 2019
Press Release

MANKATO, Minn. -  Today, Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) focused on health care in a pair of medical facility visits in Mankato. This morning, Hagedorn visited with patients and their families receiving innovative care at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. This afternoon, Hagedorn greeted patients receiving high-quality kidney care services at DaVita Dialysis Center.

“Our nation has the highest quality medical care in the world, and providers like the two I visited in Mankato exemplify it,” said Hagedorn. “We all benefit when we prioritize patient-centered care that strengthens the relationship between patients and their doctors and focuses on high-quality outcomes. Even when faced with serious health challenges, patients can thrive when they have access to affordable and conveniently-located health care in Greater Minnesota.

“Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare has a long history of serving children with disabilities and complex medical conditions. These medical needs don’t need to define a person’s childhood or predict their future. Gillette Children’s brings advanced technologies and compassionate providers to serve Southern Minnesota and focus on positive outcomes.

“It was a great pleasure to speak with patients and the DaVita care team. A parent of one of my staff members has been on dialysis for years. Creating access to high-quality care for all patients is a priority for many of us, and the kidney care community is helping lead the way.”

Jim Hagedorn was elected in 2018 to represent Minnesota’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He grew up on his family’s grain and livestock farm near Truman. Jim’s father, former U.S. Congressman Tom Hagedorn (MN-02), grandfather, and great-grandfather were all southern Minnesota farmers. Jim currently resides in the rural farming community of Blue Earth. Hagedorn brings policy experience to Capitol Hill from time spent as a congressional aide to former U.S. Congressman Arlan Stangeland (MN-07) and a congressional relations officer for two non-partisan U.S. Department of the Treasury agencies. Hagedorn serves on the House Committees on Agriculture and Small Business to promote farming, Main Street enterprises and southern Minnesota’s way of life.