• By Rhoda Madson

Carolinas Hospital System joins Mayo Clinic Care Network

September 14, 2016

Carolinas Hospital SystemFLORENCE, S.C. – Carolinas Hospital System and Mayo Clinic announced today that Carolinas Hospital System has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a growing network of independent health care providers committed to working together to benefit patients and their families.

Carolinas Hospital System physicians will have access to Mayo Clinic expertise to benefit patients. The goal of the network is to help patients get answers to complex medical questions while staying close to home.

“Carolinas Hospital System is honored to be selected as a Mayo Clinic Care Network member,” says Darcy Craven, CEO, Carolinas Hospital System. “Physicians in our community will collaborate with Mayo Clinic physicians to improve the delivery of health care for patients through high-quality, data-driven medical care and treatment. Our patients gain the benefits of Mayo Clinic expertise within their own communities.”

Carolinas Hospital System will work with Mayo Clinic to share medical knowledge and clinical expertise. Local physicians will have access to information and services, including:

  • eConsults to connect providers with Mayo specialists when they feel that additional input will benefit their patients
  • AskMayoExpert to give caregivers point-of-care access to the latest Mayo Clinic-vetted information for evaluating and treating a variety of medical conditions
  • Health care consulting to promote improved processes by sharing Mayo’s clinical, operational and business models
  • eTumor Boards that offer live conferences to discuss complex cancer cases with a multidisciplinary panel of Mayo Clinic specialists and other network members

In addition, providers of Carolinas Hospital System also can access Mayo Clinic’s extensive library of patient education materials and grand rounds presentations that feature Mayo Clinic physicians and scientists.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Rhoda Madson, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, newsbureau@mayo.edu

Kimberly Geiger, Carolinas Hospital System Marketing, 843-674-2613, kgeiger2@carolinashospital.com

“We are pleased to welcome Carolinas Hospital System to the Mayo Clinic Care Network,” says Ryan Uitti, M.D., medical director, southeast region, of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. “This relationship is another way for both organizations to build on a common core value: collaborating to provide the best possible care to patients.”

Launched in 2011, the Mayo Clinic Care Network now consists of more than 40 member organizations in the U.S., Mexico, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. Carolinas Hospital System and other members undergo a rigorous evaluation before joining the network. All share Mayo Clinic’s commitment to improve the quality and delivery of health care.

About Carolinas Hospital System
Carolinas Hospital System is a 396-bed regional health care provider with nearly 300 doctors in all major specialties and the area's first accredited Chest Pain Center. Carolinas Hospital System has more than 1,800 employees and provides comprehensive acute care, cancer care, cardiac care, emergency/trauma services, maternity care and specialized rehabilitation programs. For more information, visit http://www.carolinashospital.com/carolinas-hospital-system/home.aspx.

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About Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research, providing expert, whole-person care to everyone who needs healing. For more information, visit http://www.mayoclinic.org/about-mayo-clinic or http://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org.

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