- By Rhoda Madson
Northwest Health in Arkansas joins Mayo Clinic Care Network
SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Northwest Health in Arkansas is the newest member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The network consists of a select group of independent health systems that work closely with Mayo Clinic to improve the delivery of health care and better serve their patients and the communities they serve.
“Northwest Health is honored to be selected a Mayo Clinic Care Network member,” says James Tanner, M.D., chief medical officer, Northwest Health. “Physicians in our community will collaborate with Mayo Clinic physicians to improve the delivery of health care for patients through high-quality, data-driven medical care and treatment. Our patients gain the benefits of Mayo Clinic expertise within their own communities.”
Through a formalized relationship with Mayo Clinic, Northwest Health care providers have access to an array of clinical resources 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.
- Health care consulting
Learn from Mayo Clinic’s experience and gain access to its subject matter experts to meet an organization’s clinical, operational and business objectives.
Northwest Health’s staff also will have access to professional development opportunities, including grand rounds, symposia and continuing medical education programs. In addition, staff will have access to Mayo Clinic’s library of patient education materials.
“Northwest Health and Mayo Clinic share a commitment to the highest-quality patient care, and we are pleased to begin this collaboration,” says David Hayes, M.D., medical director, Mayo Clinic Care Network. “As we work together, we hope to bring a new level of teamwork to health care for this region and the patients of Northwest Health.”
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 medical care.
Northwest Health and other members of the Mayo Clinic Care Network remain independent but 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 in the U.S., China, Mexico, Philippines, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.
About Northwest Health
Northwest Health is one of the largest health networks in northwest Arkansas with five hospitals and a combined active medical staff of more than 540 physicians, 2,200 staff members and 487 beds. Northwest Health provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic imaging, medical, surgical and emergency services to the Bentonville, Springdale, Fayetteville, Johnson and Siloam Springs communities.
About Mayo Clinic
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