• By Jim McVeigh

Tucson Medical Center joins the Mayo Clinic Care Network

May 1, 2015

Tucson Medical CenterTUCSON, Ariz. – Mayo Clinic officials today announced Tucson Medical Center as a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a national network of organizations committed to better serving patients and their families through collaboration. Members of the network have access to Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise to give their patients additional peace of mind when making health care decisions, while continuing to offer the highest quality and value of care close to home.

The Mayo Clinic Care Network extends Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise to physicians and providers interested in working together in the best interest of their patients. TMC physicians will now be able to connect with Mayo Clinic specialists on questions of patient care using an electronic consulting technique called eConsults. TMC physicians also will have access to Mayo-vetted medical information through the AskMayoExpert database. These tools, in addition to health care consulting, will help TMC provide the best care for its patients as well as improve its systems and the health of the community.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jim McVeigh, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 480-301-4222, Email: newsbureau@mayo.edu

Alicia Moura, Tucson Medical Center, 520-324-2174, Email: alicia.moura@tmcaz.com

Rick Anderson, M.D., chief medical officer at Tucson Medical Center, says TMC’s membership in the network allows physicians to collaborate and access the expertise that is a hallmark of Mayo Clinic, even as patients continue receiving care as close to home as possible.

“The foundation for this relationship is a shared treatment philosophy that is focused on best practices and evidence-based medical care,” Dr. Anderson says. “We look forward to the resources that this collaboration will bring to the high-value care we already provide our patients.”

“We’re proud to welcome the Tucson Medical Center care team to the Mayo Clinic Care Network,” says Wyatt Decker, M.D., vice president, Mayo Clinic, and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Arizona. “Building a closer relationship with Tucson Medical Center through the Care Network provides an opportunity for our two organizations to work together in new ways to provide specialized care, which ultimately enhances the lives of patients throughout Southern Arizona.”

Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Care Network members share a common philosophy, commitment and mission to improve the delivery of health care. The network recognizes that people prefer to get their health care close to home. The main goal of the network is to help people gain the benefits of Mayo Clinic expertise without having to travel to a Mayo Clinic facility.

“As an independent, nonprofit community hospital, Tucson Medical Center has a long history of building collaborative relationships that enable us to better meet the needs of our community,” says Judy Rich, TMC’s president and CEO.

The Mayo Clinic Care Network represents non-ownership relationships. Members are like-minded organizations that share a goal of improving the delivery of health care in their communities through high-quality, collaborative medical care.

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About Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to medical research and education, and 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/.

About Tucson Medical Center
Tucson Medical Center is a regional nonprofit community hospital with more than 600 beds. TMC is Southern Arizona’s leading provider for emergency care (including Tucson’s first Pediatric Emergency Department) and offers top-notch ICUs for all ages, plus newly developed surgical facilities and specialized services for pediatrics, women/maternity, orthopaedics, cardiac, neuroscience, imaging and more.

 

 

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