Message to Our Health Care Partners During Unsettling Times
On behalf of William Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic Laboratories President; and Scott Beck, Mayo Clinic Laboratories Senior Vice President
On Saturday, May 30, Mayo Clinic lit the Plummer Building in Rochester, MN, as a sign of hope for the days to come in conjunction with a virtual vigil held to remember George Floyd.
As we enter a second week of protest and unrest throughout the nation sparked by the deaths of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, we want to recognize the heartache and pain felt because of these events. Added to the uncertainty with navigating COVID-19, these troubling incidents have understandably invoked feelings of anger, frustration, sadness, and fear.
Mayo Clinic Laboratories leadership stands firm in our belief in the Franciscan values that shaped Mayo Clinic. We are committed to ensuring that these values are universally applied to all Mayo Clinic employees, patients, visitors, and Mayo Clinic Laboratories clients around the world.
We encourage you to support those around you during this unsettling time. Be there for each other, help one another, and be a force for good and hope. And most importantly, stand united in rejecting all forms of discrimination.
Through our collective actions, we will overcome this crisis and move forward together.