Thank you for your recent coverage of the Mayo Clinic's measure to protect its staff from discrimination.

Your readers may be interested to know that here in Willmar at Carris Health Rice Memorial Hospital, we instituted a similar policy over a year ago. We did this after several unfortunate incidents just like those described in the article, right here in our hospital.

At Carris Health Rice Memorial Hospital, we take care of anyone: man, woman, Somali, Hispanic, Burmese, transgender, homosexual, Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Jew or atheist — even Norwegians. They all deserve respect.

If you are a patient at Carris Health Rice Memorial Hospital, your caregivers may be anyone: man, woman, Somali, Hispanic, Burmese, transgender, homosexual, Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Jew or atheist — even Norwegians. They all deserve respect.

Frederick W. Hund MD FACP

Chief of the Medical Staff

Carris Health Rice Memorial Hospital