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    ASU to Join Mayo Clinic Care Network

TEMPE, Ariz. — May 18, 2012.  Arizona State University Health Services will join the Mayo Clinic Care Network to bring enhanced services to ASU students. Through this collaboration, ASU Health Services will have access to the latest Mayo Clinic expertise to help care for their patients and improve their health.

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The agreement allows ASU to tap into the services and tools of the Mayo Clinic, including:

  • AskMayoExpert, a state-of-the-art tool that provides access to Mayo Clinic expertise in disease management, clinical care guidelines, treatment recommendations and reference materials;
  • eConsults, which will allow ASU physicians to connect with Mayo experts to get input on a specific question as they care for their patients;
  • working relationships with Mayo Clinic to support the healthcare of their patients and improve the health of the ASU communities.

"Arizona State and Mayo Clinic have been collaborating on a number of levels for many years," said ASU President Michael Crow. "This association, making University Health Services part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, will provide benefits from day one.

"We have more than 70,000 students and we need to provide a wide range of medical care and advice in anticipation of nearly any condition," Crow added. "It is a real advantage to be able to access the vast information network and expertise of the Mayo Clinic to provide the very best health care and advice possible."

"We welcome the medical staff at ASU Student Health Services as members of the Mayo Clinic Care Network," said Wyatt Decker, M.D., Vice President and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Arizona. "We have been impressed by the caring medical staff, the state-of-the-art facilities and the dedication to student care that all create an environment focused on well-being for students.

"The Mayo Clinic and ASU relationship has flourished over the past 10 years. Together we have established a nursing education program, collaborative research projects, faculty appointments and dual degree programs. We are very excited about this new arrangement with ASU and the continuation of our growing relationship."

The agreement between ASU and Mayo Clinic comes on the heels of ASU unveiling its newly renovated University Health Services building. The renovated space allows ASU Health Services to more efficiently consult and treat patients, and it will help promote crucial wellness practices, as well as provide complementary/integrative medicine. The renovated facility also includes several advanced capabilities including telemedicine, where a patient can be consulted by a doctor who is not on location, said Allan Markus, director of ASU Health Services.

"This new facility and our close relationship with Mayo Clinic will help us provide the best care possible in the most efficient ways possible," Markus said. "With the new facility, we have combined complementary/integrative medicine (acupuncture, chiropractic medicine, massage therapy and nutrition counseling) with traditional medicine, all with the goal of providing exactly what the patient needs to be in the best health to be successful at ASU."


About Mayo Clinic:

Recognizing 150 years of serving humanity in 2014, Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. For more information, visit 150years.mayoclinic.orgwww.mayoclinic.org and newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org.

Media Contacts:

Jim McVeigh, Public Affairs, 480-301-4222

Skip Derra, ASU, 480-965-4823, skip.derra@asu.edu

Sharon Keeler, ASU, 480-965-4012, sharon.keeler@asu.edu