Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Zumbro Valley Medical Society awarded its 2021 Community Service Award to the staff and volunteers of The Landing MN.

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The ZVMS awarded The Landing MN for their dedication and commitment to serving people experiencing homelessness in the Rochester community.

The ZVMS said that its Community Service Award recognizes non-physicians who have “demonstrated outstanding leadership and quantifiable results in elevating the general health of the community.”

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ZVMS recognizes – and is grateful for – the many ways that The Landing MN staff and volunteers have provided assistance, guidance, and support to those facing homelessness within the Rochester community.,” The ZVMS said in a press release. “In particular, ZVMS appreciates the efforts and willingness of The Landing MN to attend to the health needs of unsheltered individuals, through their partnership with the Mayo Clinic community paramedics, an onsite general health clinic, and the involvement of Winona State University nursing students and Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine medical students.

The ZVMS was founded in 1934 and is a non-profit professional membership organization representing 3,000 physicians and medical students in southeast Minnesota. The ZVMS will present the Community Service Award at its annual meeting, virtually, on January 25th.

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