St. Mary’s University, Mayo Clinic Health System enter partnership

Partnership will help provide care for athletes on campus

WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) – A local university is aiming to make its student-athletes healthier thanks to a new partnership.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic Health System are teaming up to provide more health options to athletes on campus.

The Health System is giving the university resources including more athletic trainers.

The partnership will also include sports medicine and access to health care services.

Campus officials say the partnership has been in the works for about a year.

“Finally seeing it being birth, that it’s come to life is very exciting. I think it’s very exciting for us, but even more for our student-athletes,” said Timothy Gossen, Vice President of Student Affairs and Student Life, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

The university is getting a new team doctor from Mayo Clinic as well as a fourth athletic trainer.