- By Jim McVeigh
Augusta Health in Virginia joins Mayo Clinic Care Network
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Augusta Health and Mayo Clinic announced Aug. 25, 2021, that Augusta Health in Fishersville, Virginia, is the newest member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a group of carefully vetted health care organizations that have special access to Mayo Clinic's knowledge and expertise.
Augusta Health remains an independent health care provider and through the membership, their physicians will be able to combine their understanding of their patients' medical needs with Mayo Clinic expertise so patients get exactly the care they need, close to home. There is no additional cost to patients.
“We are delighted to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Through this collaborative relationship, Augusta Health will work closely with one of the most respected and recognized health-care systems in the world, Mayo Clinic,” says Mary N. Mannix, FACHE, president and CEO, Augusta Health. “We believe joining the network is another meaningful step toward Augusta Health providing local access to the highest quality specialized patient care possible — because our community deserves the best specialty care available.”
Through Augusta Health’s membership in the Mayo Clinic Care Network, physicians have access to Mayo Clinic clinical tools, including:
- AskMayoExpert — A point-of-care tool that offers concise clinical information on hundreds of medical conditions, and includes medical protocols, treatment recommendations and medical references. The database can be used wherever health care is provided.
- eConsults — Electronic consultations that enable Augusta Health physicians to contact Mayo Clinic specialists for second opinions on specific patient cases when they believe additional input will benefit their patients.
- eBoards — Live video conferences where Augusta Health's medical teams can review and discuss complex cases with a Mayo Clinic multidisciplinary panel and other doctors in the Mayo Clinic Care Network.
- Health Care Consulting — Augusta Health’s access to Mayo's extensive experience, knowledge and subspecialty expertise to attain clinical, operational and business goals.
Staff from Augusta Health also can use Mayo Clinic's patient education materials and access opportunities for professional development and continuous medical education.
"We are pleased to welcome Augusta Health to the Mayo Clinic Care Network," says Ryan Uitti, M.D., medical director, Mayo Clinic Care Network. "Their mission is to promote the health and well-being of their community through access to excellent care. We are honored to collaborate with Augusta Health, extending our knowledge, resources and expertise to amplify the high-quality care they provide their patients."
Created in 2011, the Mayo Clinic Care Network has more than 40 members in the U.S. Asia, India, Mexico, the Middle East and Singapore.
About Augusta Health
Augusta Health is an independent, community-owned, not-for-profit hospital whose mission is to promote the health and well-being of its community through access to excellent care. Over the years, Augusta Health has been recognized by many external rating organizations: 100 Top Hospitals in America, US News and World Report Best Regional Hospital, and most recently Leapfrog Top Hospital 2020. For more information about Augusta Health, its programs or its services, please visit the website, www.augustahealth.com.
About Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to innovation in clinical practice, education and research, and providing compassion, expertise and answers to everyone who needs healing. Visit the Mayo Clinic News Network for additional Mayo Clinic news. For information on COVID-19, including Mayo Clinic's Coronavirus Map tracking tool, which has 14-day forecasting on COVID-19 trends, visit the Mayo Clinic COVID-19 Resource Center.