LAMBERTON (KMHL) – Following Mayo Clinic’s Decision to end operation of the Lamberton Clinic effective in March of 2020, the City of Lamberton has found a new partner.

In a press release from the city, Lamberton announced that it has chosen Allina Health as its medical provider to provide health services in the community. The move will align Lamberton with Springfield and New Ulm.

“The city of Lamberton feels the continuity of care for the community is essential,” said Lamberton City Clerk Madonna Peterson. “With the Springfield and New Ulm communities nearby, it’s important we ensure our residents are receiving the same level of care.”

The agreement means Allina Health will assume operations of the Lamberton clinic this spring. Allina will provide primary care services at the clinic and will also expand its partnership with Lamberton Valley View manor and will engage the community in exploring any partnership needs for Emergency Medical Services support.

“Allina Health is excited and honored to be expanding our support in this community,” said Toby Freier president, New Ulm Medical Center, Allina Health. “This entire region is extremely interconnected so it’s important the health care services we provide have that same level of continuity. This opportunity is a comfortable fit for all of us.”

Allina Health plans to have the Lamberton clinic fully operational in the spring of 2020.