Rozalina McCoy, M.D. (CI ’11, I ’12, ENDO ’15, CTSA ’15), received an award, Mayo Clinic Rochester
Rozalina McCoy, M.D. (CI ’11, I ’12, ENDO ’15, CTSA ’15), Division of Community Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, received a Minnesota Rural Health Hero Award for setting up a community ambulance program that brings care into the community and to residents in their homes, hotels, shelters and other living situations — anywhere there is a safe, private setting convenient for the patient. This innovative model brings medical care out to the community, helps improve chronic disease management, and reduces emergency department visits and hospitalizations. It has been a successful means of providing health equity to local residents without access to health care. Dr. McCoy is an associate professor of medicine in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. Dr. McCoy’s work was featured in a recent issue of Mayo Clinic Alumni magazine.