- By Dana Sparks
First Mayo Clinic Care Network Member in Wisconsin
ThedaCare is the newest member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, giving ThedaCare specialist physicians direct access to Mayo Clinic experts and clinical resources, including eConsults and AskMayoExpert. These tools, among others, will enhance the support available to manage complex patient care. ThedaCare is the first member located in the state of Wisconsin.
Bill Fletcher, M.D., ThedaCare cardiologist and physician champion for the collaboration, sees many benefits to membership in the network and says, “My colleagues and I provide excellent care here in the Fox Valley, but sometimes we are challenged with complex cases that could benefit from additional expertise. This network puts us in direct contact with peers, specialists and researchers at Mayo Clinic. They can review our diagnosis and offer us advice. Our patients can stay at home and receive care locally with even greater peace of mind, knowing that our physicians are working together on their behalf. Of course, they will also save the added cost and inconvenience of traveling out of the area unless that is really needed.”
Read news release.
Broll of the Mayo Clinic Rochester Campus as well as sound bites from Dr. David Hayes, medical director, Mayo Clinic Care Network, Dr. Dean Gruner, president and CEO, ThedaCare and Dr. Bill Fletcher, ThedaCare cardiologist, are available in the downloads below.