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Karl W Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich) published a blog post Mon, Mar 3 2:04pm · View  

Mayo Clinic Reports Strong Performance in 2013, Reaching More Than 63 Million People

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ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 26, 2014 — As Mayo Clinic recognizes its Sesquicentennial year, the not-for-profit organization reached a record 63 million people in 2013. The strong performance was bolstered by successful implementation of new care delivery models — such as the Mayo Clinic Care Network — that provide knowledge to patients, physicians and consumers in traditional and new ways.

“Expanding our reach is not a new goal for us,” says John Noseworthy, M.D., Mayo Clinic president and CEO. “In fact, as we consider our history, growth has been a constant for 150 years.”

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Karl W Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich) published a blog post Mon, Feb 24 5:30pm · View  

Mayo Clinic 2013 Operational Performance Report


WHAT:Mayo Clinic Gonda BuildingAn opportunity to ask questions about Mayo Clinic’s 2013 performance.

John Noseworthy, M.D.
President and CEO, Mayo Clinic

Jeff Bolton
Vice President, Administration and CAO, Mayo Clinic

Noon CST/1 p.m. EST
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Audio news conference

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Karl W Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich) published a blog post Fri, Feb 21 4:45pm · View  

Mayo Clinic Trustees Welcome New Board Chair and Members, Recognize Retiring Members

Mayo Clinic Arizona campusPHOENIX — Feb. 21, 2014 — The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees welcomed Samuel A. Di Piazza, Jr. as the new board chair and George Halvorson as a new member, recognized five retiring public members and three internal members who completed their tenure, and elected four new internal trustees.

Di Piazza replaces Marilyn Carlson Nelson, who is retiring from the board. Di Piazza recently announced that he was leaving Citi as vice chairman and a member of the Senior Client Executive Group to serve as Mayo Clinic’s Board of Trustees chair. Di Piazza joined the Mayo board in 2010. He joined Citi in May 2011 after a long career at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a partner and, ultimately, CEO from 2002 through 2009.

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Karl W Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich) published a blog post Fri, Feb 21 4:20pm · View  

Mayo Clinic Seeks Input For Film About ‘Doc’ Graham

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 7, 2014 — Most people are at least familiar with the name "Moonlight" Graham as a character in the book Shoeless Joe and the film “Field of Dreams," but fewer people know that "Moonlight” Graham was an actual person, not a fictional character. And long-time residents of the Chisholm, Minn., area who remember Dr. Archibald Graham as their beloved hometown doctor will have an opportunity to provide photos, film and other information as part of an upcoming documentary film on this remarkable man.

Baseball card of A.W. "Moonlight" Graham, New York Giants outfielder.

Archibald, "Moonlight" Graham was an outfielder for the New York Giants before embarking on a medical career.

Mayo Clinic is producing a film about Dr. Graham and his professional association with Mayo Clinic. As a right fielder for the New York Giants, "Moonlight" Graham had one of the shortest careers in major league history. As a beloved physician in Chisholm, "Doc" Graham had a long career of exceptional dedication and service. An intriguing character in “Field of Dreams,” he is an exemplar of professionalism and ethics in support of Mayo Clinic values. He was inspired by and contributed to the work of Mayo Clinic as a solo practitioner far from Rochester. His little-known story shows that professionalism, ethics and values resonate with community practices as well as large referral centers.

Dr. Graham's career spanned World War I, the influenza epidemic, the Great Depression, World War II and the Space Age. Over the course of his career, "Doc" Graham visited Mayo Clinic more than 90 times to attend continuing education courses, observe surgery and confer with colleagues. His 15-year study of blood pressure in children was co-authored by Mayo researchers and the published work set the standard in the medical profession.

Doctor Archibald "Moonlight," Graham examines school children.

Dr. Archibald, "Moonlight," Graham examines school children in Chisholm, Minn. (Circa 1937 at Washington School, Chisholm)

Dr. Graham completed his medical degree from the University of Maryland in 1905. While there, he also played on the school's 1904 and 1905 baseball teams. He obtained his medical license the following year and began practicing medicine in Chisholm, Minn. and served the people of Chisholm for 50 years. Dr. Graham died Aug. 25, 1965. He was 85 years old. He is buried in Rochester, Minn.

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Karl W Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich) published a blog post Tue, Jan 28 5:38pm · View  

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic Health System Announce New 3-Year Payment Contract

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, the state’s leading nonprofit health plan and Mayo Clinic Health System, a family of clinics, hospitals and health care facilities owned by Mayo Clinic, announced today a new, three-year agreement that is designed to promote quality care while lowering overall costs.

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“Blue Cross and the Mayo Clinic Health System recognize that health care costs in Minnesota cannot continue on an unsustainable trajectory, especially when we still have material gaps in the quality of care,” Lee said. “Our respective organizations won’t be competitive in the marketplace unless we can demonstrate and be accountable for measured quality and overall cost of care for the people we serve. 

It's not just a payer issue or a provider issue. This agreement brings together the distinctive capabilities of each organization so that we can solve the problem together.”“This new type of contract works because it embodies shared priorities and purpose,” said Dr. Larry Lee, executive medical director for provider relations and quality at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.

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Karl W Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich) published a blog post Thu, Jan 23 9:55am · View  

Mayo Clinic Radio Now Available on iHeartRadio

Montage of Mayo Clinic Radio pictures

ROCHESTER, Minn. —Jan. 23 — Mayo Clinic Radio, part of the Mayo Clinic News Network, has begun delivering patient-centered audio programming from Mayo Clinic experts via iHeartRadio, which is a Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc., free, all-in-one digital radio service featuring the best in talk radio. The daily Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute series and the one-hour program, Mayo Clinic Radio, will be available 24/7 on the digital platform’s newest feature iHeartRadio Talk.iHeart Radio Logo with red heart

“The standard for innovation in health care was set by William Worrall Mayo, M.D., 150 years ago as he began building a medical practice into what is now Mayo Clinic,” says John T. Wald, M.D., medical director, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs and Marketing. “About the same time, pioneers like Guglielmo Marconi were discovering radio signals. Today, as we look to the future of health care (#FutureOfHealthCare), iHeartRadio, with this new technology, is a natural next step for Mayo Clinic to reach patients where they are.”

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Karl W Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich) published a blog post Fri, Aug 9 2013 · View  

Mayo Clinic Trustees Name Next Chief Administrative Officer, Recognize New Named Professors

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Aug. 9, 2013 — The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees has named Jeff Bolton Mayo Clinic's next vice president, administration and chief administrative officer and recognized two recipients of Mayo Clinic named professorships.

MULTIMEDIA ALERT: For a graphic of past CAOs, please see the Mayo Clinic News Network.

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Karl W Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich) published a blog post Fri, Aug 10 2012 · View  

Mayo Clinic Trustees Honor New Named Professors

ROCHESTER, Minn. — August 10, 2012.  The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees recognized three recipients of Mayo Clinic named professorships at a meeting today. Named professorships represent the highest academic distinction for faculty members at Mayo Clinic.

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David Ahlquist, M.D., a physician in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the
Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, is recognized as the Carol M. Gatton Professor of Digestive Diseases Research Honoring Peter Carryer, M.D. Dr. Carryer served as a physician in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester and was board and operations chair of Mayo [...]

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Karl W Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich) published a blog post Tue, Jun 12 2012 · View  

Medica, Mayo Clinic to Announce New Agreement

WHAT: Audio news conference to announce new agreement between Mayo Clinic and Medica

WHO: John Noseworthy, M.D., President and CEO, Mayo Clinic

David Tilford, President and CEO, Medica

Dannette Coleman, Vice President and General Manager of Individual Products, Medica

Thomas Holmes, Administrator, Contracting and Payer Relations, Mayo Clinic

WHERE: The toll-free audio news conference call-in number is 800-659-3814. Please dial in at 1:20 p.m. CDT as the briefing will start promptly at 1:30 p.m. CDT. Callers will be muted during the formal remarks portion of the audio news conference and will have an opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A portion.

WHEN: 1:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time, Thursday, June 14, 2012

RSVP: Please RSVP to Emily Blahnik at [...]

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Karl W Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich) published a blog post Fri, May 11 2012 · View  

Mayo Clinic Trustees Welcome New Member

ROCHESTER, Minn. — May 11, 2012.  The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees welcomed Linda Alvarado as a new member during a meeting today.

Alvarado is President and Chief Executive Officer of Alvarado Construction, Inc., a commercial general contractor, construction manager, development, design/build, and property management firm. Based in Denver, the company has offices in several states and has successfully developed and built projects across the U.S. and internationally. She also is President of Palo Alto, Inc. a Yum! Brands franchise company that owns 150 restaurants in several states.

In keeping with breaking nontraditional roles, Linda Alvarado made history in 1992 as the first Hispanic (male or female) owner of a major league baseball franchise. As an owner of the Colorado Rockies [...]

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