- By Rhoda Madson
Mat-Su Regional Medical Center joins Mayo Clinic Care Network
PALMER, Alaska – Mat-Su Regional Medical Center 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.
Through this formal relationship, Mat-Su Regional Medical Center providers can quickly access Mayo Clinic’s latest research, diagnostic and treatment resources whenever they feel it will benefit their patients. Patients can benefit from these additional resources within the community and close to home. There is no additional cost to patients, and patients can avoid unnecessary travel or inconvenience.
“This is terrific news for our community,” says Dave Wallace, chief executive officer of Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. “This collaboration with Mayo Clinic empowers our medical staff to access the resources and expertise of one of the world’s most respected medical institutions. It’s a game-changer in terms of the level of care and medical knowledge available locally.”
Mat-Su Regional Medical Center provides advanced surgical service, and a wide range of inpatient and outpatient care. Also, the 74-bed facility is undertaking a campus expansion that will include a new inpatient behavioral health and substance abuse treatment facility, a medical office building and an expanded emergency department.
“We are pleased to welcome Mat-Su Regional Medical Center to the Mayo Clinic Care Network,” says Keith Cannon, M.D., medical director, Mayo Clinic Care Network, Southwest Region. “Mat-Su continues to expand on its efforts to care for patients and help them achieve health and well-being. We look forward to collaborating with Mat-Su providers, sharing our knowledge and experience as they provide the best care to their patients.”
Mayo Clinic developed the first integrated, multispecialty group practice more than 150 years ago. Today, Mayo Clinic 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, Mat-Su Regional Medical Center will have access to resources that include:
This database of medical information offers care guidelines, treatment recommendations and medical reference information for use at the point of care.
eConsults connect physicians with Mayo Clinic specialists on questions of patient care.
These live video conferences enable providers to review and discuss the management of complex cases with a multidisciplinary team of Mayo Clinic specialists and other physicians across the Mayo Clinic Care Network.
- Health care consulting
Network members have access to the experience and subject matter expertise at Mayo Clinic to help them achieve clinical, operational and business objectives.
Mat-Su staff also will have access to Mayo Clinic’s library of patient education materials, as well as professional development opportunities and Mayo Clinic’s continuing medical education programs.
“We are honored to work with some of the most accomplished health care providers in the state,” says Meghan Lindstrom, M.D., chief of staff, Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. “Collaborating with Mayo Clinic offers additional resources for our medical staff and community members. Mayo Clinic and Mat-Su Regional Medical Center share a commitment to delivery of the highest-quality patient care. As we work together, our goal is to bring a heightened degree of teamwork to health care for the region and the patients of the Mat-Su Valley.”
Mat-Su Regional Medical Center and other members of the Mayo Clinic Care Network are independent health systems that share Mayo’s commitment to improve the delivery of health care. Launched in 2011, the Mayo Clinic Care Network consists of more than 40 member organizations across the U.S., as well as in China, Mexico, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates.
About Mat-Su Regional Medical Center
Mat-Su Regional Medical Center is a 74-bed acute care facility that provides advanced surgical service, including robotic-assisted partial and total knee, and total hip replacement; cardiac care; intensive and general medicine; emergency services; diagnostic imaging; sleep studies; urgent care; Alaska's only epilepsy monitoring program; and the Family Birthing Center. Learn more about Mat-Su Regional Medical Center.
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.