- By Rhoda Madson
Middlesex Hospital in Connecticut joins Mayo Clinic Care Network
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Middlesex Hospital and Mayo Clinic announced today that Middlesex has joined Mayo Clinic Care Network, a growing network of organizations committed to better serving the best interests of patients and their families.
Middlesex is the first health care organization from Connecticut to join the network. The agreement gives Middlesex access to Mayo Clinic knowledge and clinical resources that complement its expertise and enhance locally provided care. Through the network, Mayo and Middlesex physicians will collaborate so more patients can get answers to complex medical questions and gain additional peace of mind, all while staying close to home.
“We are thrilled about embarking on this clinical relationship with Mayo Clinic,” says Vincent Capece, Jr., president and CEO of Middlesex Hospital. “We see this as a long-term collaboration that will enable us to bring premier care to the patients we serve and jointly address the challenges we all face in health care. This collaboration will help us in our never-ending efforts to elevate the delivery of care to our communities.”
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“We’re so pleased to welcome Middlesex Hospital to the network,” says Keith Cannon, M.D., a Mayo Clinic internist and a medical director of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. “We believe that working closely with strong, high-quality regional organizations like Middlesex benefits patients and communities. When we are similarly focused on the patient experience and the importance of seamless care, we redefine what is possible in health care today.”
As a member of Mayo Clinic Care Network, Middlesex will have access to the latest Mayo knowledge. Network tools and services include:
- eConsults that enable Middlesex physicians to connect electronically with Mayo specialists when they want additional input on a patient’s care.
- AskMayoExpert that provides Middlesex physicians with point-of-care, Mayo-vetted information on disease management, care guidelines, treatment recommendations and reference materials for medical conditions.
- eTumor Board Conferences that enable Middlesex physicians to present and discuss management of complex cancer cases with a multidisciplinary panel of Mayo Clinic specialists and other network members.
Through network resources, Middlesex providers also will be able to consult with Mayo Clinic on operational and business processes such as patient engagement; quality, safety and accreditation; nursing leadership and physician engagement. Providers will also have access to Mayo’s extensive library of educational materials for use with their patients and grand rounds presentations that feature Mayo physicians and scientists.
Since its inception in 1904, Middlesex Hospital has continuously maintained the highest standards in medical care while focusing on delivering the very best patient experience possible. It does this through state-of-the-art medical technology and innovative approaches to care, along with a highly experienced staff that embraces the mission and culture of the organization.
Mayo Clinic launched Mayo Clinic Care Network in 2011. The network consists of more than 30 member organizations across the United States, and in Mexico and Singapore. Network members remain independent, but share a common philosophy, commitment and mission to improve the quality and delivery of health care.
About Middlesex Hospital
Located in Middletown, Conn., Middlesex Hospital is home to world-class medical technology, Magnet nurses and a recipient of some of Connecticut’s highest quality and patient satisfaction ratings. For more information, visit middlesexhospital.org.
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