- By Rhoda Madson
Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro in Mexico joins Mayo Clinic Care Network
GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro is the newest member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a select group of independent health systems that works closely with Mayo Clinic to improve the delivery of health care and better serve their patients and communities.
In this new collaboration, the medical community of Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro now can obtain timely and evidence-based medical opinions, and diagnostic and treatment options from Mayo Clinic. This comes at no additional cost to patients and helps them avoid unnecessary travel from their country. Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro is the first network member from western Mexico.
“By providing a second medical opinion, we at Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro are now capable of providing our patients the advantage of broader diagnostic results supported by the advice and expertise of Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic specialists are not only prestigious in the U.S., but around the world,” says Alejandro Gil Luna, general director, Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro.
Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro is a tertiary care hospital group with five hospitals and other facilties in the Guadalajara metropolitan area, Colima and Tepic. It offers care in 30 specialties, including transplant, cardiology and neurology.
“We are pleased to welcome Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro to the Mayo Clinic Care Network,” says Keith Cannon, M.D., medical director, Mayo Clinic Care Network, Southwest Region. “Both organizations share the same core vision and mission to offer patient-centered care. We look forward to collaborating in new and innovative ways that will enhance that care.”
Mayo Clinic developed the first integrated, multispecialty group practice more than 150 years ago. Today, it is the largest nonprofit group practice in the world, serving about 1.3 million patients annually. Mayo Clinic health care providers from every medical specialty work together to advance medical knowledge through research and education, and apply that knowledge to patient care.
As a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro will have access to:
This database for medical information created by Mayo Clinic specialists offers medical protocols, recommendations for treatment and medical references that can be used wherever health care is provided.
These electronic consultations allow physicians to contact Mayo Clinic specialists for second opinions on specific cases.
These live video conferences allow medical teams to review and discuss complex cases. Multidisciplinary teams include Mayo Clinic specialists and other doctors from the Mayo Clinic Care Network.
- Health Care Consulting
Network members can access Mayo Clinic knowledge and best practices to attain clinical, operational and business goals.
Staff from Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro also can use educational materials designed for patients, and access opportunities for professional development and continuous medical education.
Ricardo Acosta, M.D., president of the Board of Directors of Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro, says this collaboration is aimed at offering the best medical services.
“All patients at Hospital Puerta de Hierro, not only in Guadalajara metropolitan area, but also in Tepic and Colima, will benefit from this new collaboration and joint work — always in search of best diagnosis and treatment,” Dr. Acosta says.
The Mayo Clinic Care Network was created in 2011. It has more than 40 member organizations from the U.S., China, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea and United Arab Emirates.
About Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro
Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro Hospitals Group is a consolidated medical institution whose mission is to transform health care into positive experiences to be remembered. Using advanced technology and knowledge, the institution's providers offer care in 30 specialties. Puerta de Hierro Hospitals are in Tepic and Colima, with two facilities and ambulatory surgery and ophthalmology centers in the Guadalajara metropolitan area.
About Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research, providing expert, comprehensive care to everyone who needs healing. Learn more about Mayo Clinic. Visit the Mayo Clinic News Network.