- By Rhoda Madson
International Medical Center in Saudi Arabia joins Mayo Clinic Care Network
The International Medical Center is the first health care facility from Saudi Arabia to become a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The Mayo Clinic Care Network is a group of carefully vetted, independent health care systems that have special access to Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise to better serve patients and their families.
Through a formalized relationship with Mayo Clinic, International Medical Center health care providers have access to an array of clinical resources that aim to promote collaboration and enhance locally provided care, including:
Review Mayo Clinic-vetted information on care guidelines, treatment recommendations and medical reference information at the point of care.
Consult electronically with Mayo Clinic specialists on patient care questions.
Interact with a multidisciplinary panel of Mayo Clinic specialists and other members via live video conferences to review and discuss the management of complex cases.
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Gain access to Mayo Clinic’s practical experience and subject matter expertise for learning and meeting the organization’s clinical, operational and business objectives.
International Medical Center’s staff also will have access to professional development opportunities, including symposiums and continuing medical education programs. In addition, staff will have access to Mayo Clinic’s library of patient education materials.
Mayo Clinic, ranked the No. 1 hospital in the United States, invests more than $500 million in research, generates more than 2,300 new clinical studies, and sees more than 1.3 million patients every year.
The International Medical Center is a multidisciplinary hospital that features specialty centers providing a range of comprehensive treatment options for a variety of health problems. These services are delivered by American, Canadian, European, Saudi and Arab board-certified physicians in more than 30 specialties including women's health, orthopedics, children's health, cardiology and oncology. The hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities that make it among the best health care providers in the region.
“We are very proud to be the first hospital in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to join the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network, which will benefit both our patients and our health care providers,” says Ashraf Amir, M.D., executive director, Executive Health Program and External Affairs of the International Medical Center. “We are honored to be part of this collaboration as it will bring the best global health care expertise to Saudi Arabia.”
Mayo Clinic conducts a comprehensive evaluation of potential Mayo Clinic Care Network members to ensure that both organizations share a philosophy, commitment and mission to improve the delivery of health care through high-quality, data-driven, evidenced-based medical care.
“We are pleased to welcome International Medical Center to the Mayo Clinic Care Network,” says David Hayes, M.D., medical director, Mayo Clinic Care Network. “Our work together will be a collaboration focused on the best interests of the patient so more people receive exactly the care they need, when they need it, close to home. We look forward to what we can achieve together.”
Launched in 2011, the Mayo Clinic Care Network has more than 40 members across the U.S., and in China, Mexico, Philippines, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.
About International Medical Center
The International Medical Center aims to be the ultimate trusted health care institute in the region through creating a patient-centered environment and focusing on a holistic approach to medicine and caring for the patient's body, mind and soul.
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