Senator Senjem, bonding committee to discuss mental health crisis during visit to Mayo Clinic

As part of the Senate Capital Investment Committee’s southeastern #MNfrastructure bonding tour, Senator David Senjem (R-Rochester) will present a bonding proposal to establish regional behavioral health crisis centers across Minnesota. The presentation will is part of a larger discussion between the committee and local officials on addressing the mental health crisis in Minnesota and will take place at Mayo Clinic’s Saint Marys campus in Rochester on Tuesday, February 13. The media is invited to attend.

At approximately 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, the committee will arrive at Mayo Clinic and will receive a tour of the hospital’s emergency facilities. Due to patient privacy concerns, that part of the stop will be closed to media.

At approximately 11:10 a.m., following the closed tour, the committee will gather in the Sundt Conference Room (1-242) at Saint Marys Hospital for an informal discussion on behavioral and mental health issues and to discuss Senjem’s proposal for regional health crisis centers. Dr. Bruce Sutor of Mayo Clinic and officials from Olmsted County will address the group. The media is invited to attend this portion of the visit; legislators will be available for comment immediately following the meeting.

The visit is scheduled to end at approximately 11:40 a.m.

More information can also be found on the committee’s official website at

What:              Discussion on mental and behavioral health issues
When:             Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 11:10 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.
Where:            Saint Marys Hospital, Mayo Clinic (located off 2nd Street SW in Rochester)
Joseph Building, Sundt Conference Room 1-242 (first floor; see map)
Parking:         Park in the Generose parking ramp (see map)

Senator David Senjem is serving his fifth term in the Minnesota Senate, where he represents portions of Dodge and Olmsted counties. He serves as chairman of the Senate Capital Investment Committee and is a former majority and minority leader.