New Prague Hospital To Join Mayo Health System



NEW PRAGUE — Queen of Peace Hospital in New Prague, Minn., will merge with Mayo Clinic Health System on July 1, 2011.

The hospital and affiliated clinics in New Prague, Belle Plaine, Le Sueur and Montgomery will be renamed Mayo Clinic Health System following the merger.

Queen of Peace Hospital is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital and Level III Trauma Center serving Scott, Le Sueur, Rice and Sibley counties.

Queen of Peace began discussing a formal merger with Mayo Clinic Health System in May 2010.

Greg Kutcher, M.D., a family physician and president and CEO of Mayo Health System organizations in Fairmont, Mankato, Springfield, St. James and Waseca will become president and CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague.

Mary Klimp, current Queen of Peace CEO, will become administrator of Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague.