Mayo Health Clinic System celebrates 30 years

LA CROSSE (WKBT)–Mayo Clinic Health System is celebrating a milestone.

On Thursday, Mayo Clinic staff celebrated their 30th anniversary as well as Mayo Heritage Days.

Armed with donated food items and some furry friends, the staff dropped off donations at La Crosse’s Place of Grace, a charity for abused children.

Employees had another reason to celebrate.

The Health System also announced it’s giving employees a pay raise.

“We always say that our primary value is that the needs of the patient come first,” said Mayo Clinic’s Regional Vice President Paul Mueller. “Everything we do is based on that primary value. And that comes from our Mayo-Franciscan value.”

Both Place of Grace and Mayo are accepting donations on their official websites.