- By Rhoda Madson
Monument Health in South Dakota joins Mayo Clinic Care Network
Monument Health is the first hospital in South Dakota to become a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a group of carefully vetted health care systems that have special access to Mayo Clinic's knowledge and expertise. Monument Health, based in Rapid City, remains independent.
Physicians from Monument Health 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.
"Mayo Clinic is a world-class leader in health care," says Paulette Davidson, president and CEO of Monument Health. "We are thrilled to be selected to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network. This reflects our focus on delivering quality, patient-centered care."
As a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Monument Health will have access to:
AskMayoExert is 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.
Monument Health physicians can use eConsults to contact Mayo Clinic specialists for second opinions on specific patient cases when they believe additional input will benefit their patients.
The live video conferences enable Monument Health's medical teams to review and discuss complex cases with a Mayo Clinic panel and other doctors in the Mayo Clinic Care Network.
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Monument Health can access Mayo's extensive experience, knowledge and subspecialty expertise to attain clinical, operational and business goals.
Staff from Monument 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 Monument Health to the Mayo Clinic Care Network," says Mark V. Larson, M.D., medical director, Midwest region, Mayo Clinic Care Network. "Monument is rooted in this community, and we look forward to sharing our knowledge to benefit patients through them, their trusted provider, close to home."
Created in 2011, the Mayo Clinic Care Network has more than 40 member organizations across the U.S., and in Asia, Mexico and the Middle East.
About Monument Health
Headquartered in Rapid City, SD, Monument Health is a community-based health care system with a mission to make a difference, every day. Today, Monument Health offers care in 33 medical specialties and serves 20 communities across western South Dakota and in eastern Wyoming. With over 4,500 physicians and caregivers, Monument Health is comprised of 5 hospitals, 8 specialty and surgical centers and more than 40 medical clinics and health care service centers.
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 and An Inside Look at Mayo Clinic for more information about Mayo.
- Stephany Chalberg, Monument Health Public Relations, 605-755-9086, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rhoda Madson, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, email@example.com