Less patients coming to Mayo from Persian Gulf

Sep 8, 2003 —
Topics: Business, Health
Erin Galbally

More international patients travel to the Mayo Clinic each year than to any other U.S. health care facility. The Rochester based clinic is known around the world for everything from heart and cancer treatment to basic care. But since September 11th, Mayo has seen less and less of at least one prominent group of foreign patients -- travelers from the Persian Gulf. The situation's hurt Mayo's bottom line, but its effects have also trickled down to Rochester's local economy. Mainstreet Radio's Erin Galbally has this report. BACK ANNOUNCE: Tomorrow Minnesota Public Radio's Erin Galbally reports on Mayo's decision to open a clinic in the Middle East.