MANKATO, Minn. — In recognition of a generous $3.5 million gift to Mayo Clinic Health System, the Madison East Health Campus breast clinic has been renamed as the Hoffman Paschke Breast Clinic.  


The gift was made by Mike and Tami (née Paschke) Hoffman to further ensure patients have convenient, local access to the highest-quality care through support of capital initiatives and staff professional development.  


“We can’t thank the Hoffmans enough for their extraordinary generosity and long-standing support of Mayo Clinic,” says Tara Krosch, M.D., regional vice chair of clinical practice for surgical specialties at Mayo Clinic Health System. “Since our breast clinic opened last year, we’ve seen it have an incredibly positive impact on patient care and convenience for our patients. This gift will greatly help further that impact, with our Mankato and greater surrounding community directly seeing the benefits.” 


The breast clinic was dedicated as the Hoffman Paschke Breast Clinic at a ceremony on Thursday, May 9.  


The Hoffman and Paschke families are both from Faribault County, and the gift was made in honor of their families’ multigenerational relationship with Mayo Clinic. Mike Hoffman is the former chairman and CEO of the Toro Company, a global manufacturer of equipment and solutions for the outdoor environment. 


“The Hoffmans and the Paschkes have a long history with Mayo Clinic Health System and the extraordinary services it provides,” he says.  


“Our gift in support of Mayo’s mission is an expression of hope, health and healing for other southern Minnesota families,” adds Tami Hoffman. 


The Hoffmans previously made a $2 million gift in 2022, which created the Jeanne Perrizo Hoffman Nursing Simulation Learning Lab at Mayo Clinic Hospital – Rochester, Saint Marys Campus. That gift was made in memory of Mike Hoffman’s mother, Jeanne Perrizo Hoffman, who trained as a nurse from 1937 to 1940 at St. Marys Hospital and Mayo Clinic before serving as a U.S. Navy Medical Corps ensign on Guadalcanal in the South Pacific during World War II.