About Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire
We're dedicated to promoting the health and meeting the health care needs of patients. Through the years, we've evolved into a regional referral center.
Through our partnership with Mayo Clinic, we offer a full range of medical services in Eau Claire. Our network of community-based health care providers also serve patients in multiple locations throughout west-central Wisconsin, including including Barron, Bloomer, Chetek, Chippewa Falls, Glenwood City, Menomonie, Mondovi, Osseo and Rice Lake.
Mission, vision and value
To inspire hope, and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education and research.
Mayo Clinic will provide an unparalleled experience as the most trusted partner for health care.
The needs of the patient come first.
Leadership and board of directors
We're a physician-led, integrated health care system. Our board committees include community members, and Mayo Clinic Health System physicians and executives. The committees set the mission, vision, core goals and policy, and direct management to implement policies. Board members may serve up to 10-year appointments.
- Richard Helmers, M.D., Regional Vice President
- Jason Craig, Regional Chair, Administration
- Lisa Archer, M.A.N., R.N., N.E.-B.C., Interim Chief Nursing Officer
Board of directors
Founded by a group of Norwegian Lutheran clergymen, Luther Hospital opened its doors in 1908. The hospital served 195 patients during its first year. Today, the hospital is a 304-bed acute care hospital providing Eau Claire and the surrounding community with a number of medical specialties, ranging from comprehensive cardiac and trauma care to a family-oriented maternity program with an intensive care nursery.
Dr. Hans Christian Midelfart, a Norwegian immigrant, along with five other colleagues opened the Midelfart Clinic in downtown Eau Claire in 1927. By the mid-1960s, the physicians needed more space and in 1969, 18 physicians moved to a new building on West Clairemont Avenue in Eau Claire. In 1995, Midelfort Clinic significantly expanded its Eau Claire base of operation by opening a five-floor medical office building attached to Luther Hospital.
In 1992, Luther Hospital and Midelfort Clinic affiliated with the world-famous Mayo Foundation in Rochester, Minnesota. Luther Hospital and Midelfort Clinic joined to form Luther Midelfort, a regional medical center to meet the ever-expanding medical needs of the Chippewa Valley region.
In 2011, Luther Midelfort changed its name to Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. The organization has grown to become one of the largest multispecialty groups in Wisconsin, with more than 200 physicians representing almost every medical specialty.
Through the power of collaboration, Mayo Clinic Health System provides patients with access to cutting-edge research, technology and resources that comes from Mayo Clinic.