ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- Visitors from all over the world come to Rochester for health care. And now, for some visitors, that care can now start right in their hotel room.
Officials at the Kahler Hotel in Rochester say they began in-room home care services last week, bringing a full time RN on staff, and allowing surgery patients to receive care right in their room.
Hotel officials say the program is almost as simple as ordering breakfast.
Patients staying at the Kahler Grand Hotel, the Kahler Inn and Suites, the Rochester Marriott Mayo Clinic and the Residence Inn can now order from an a-la-carte menu of services. Those staying at the hotel simply book an appointment for services ranging from blood draws to wound dressing changes.
Sara Romeo is the first RN that's been hired by Kahler to provide these services. She says that an average of 70 patients per month are turned away by Mayo because they don't have anyone to care for them after their procedures.
Sara tells us that although she is the first at the hotel, she won't be the last.
The group of investors headed by Javon Bea that bought the Kahler Grand Hotel earlier this year sees offering nursing services as part of their vision.
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