Minneapolis (KROC AM News) - The same evening a well-publicized documentary about Mayo Clinic airs on television, the health care giant will also be honored by a Minnesota business organization.

The Minnesota Business Partnership will honor Mayo with its 2018 Minnesota Legacy Award during its Tuesday evening annual dinner in Minneapolis. The award is given each year to a Minnesota company that exemplifies the business community’s commitment to corporate responsibility, community leadership, and philanthropy.

“Mayo Clinic is a medical leader on the world stage, but they have never lost sight of their roots and their local community” said Charlie Weaver, Executive Director of the Minnesota Business Partnership. “Throughout its history, Mayo Clinic has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the Rochester community and the state of Minnesota while at the same time delivering the best health care in the world.”

The partnership says “ Mayo Clinic gives back to the communities it serves through environmental stewardship efforts, community wellness initiatives, and outreach to reduce health disparities among vulnerable citizens. In 2017, Mayo provided $575 million in care to people in need, including $72 million in charity care, and contributed $11 million in cash and in-kind donations to local communities in 2017.”
PBS is also airing the Ken Burns documentary about Mayo Clinic Tuesday evening. The two-hour documentary is scheduled to air at 8:00 PM with a rebroadcast scheduled for 9:00 PM Wednesday.
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