- By Rhoda Madson
St. Luke’s Medical Center in the Philippines joins Mayo Clinic Care Network
TAGUIG CITY, Philippines — St. Luke’s Medical Center in the Philippines is the newest member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a network of independent health care providers committed to working together to benefit patients and their families.
This formal agreement gives St. Luke’s access to the latest Mayo Clinic knowledge and promotes collaboration among physicians. As a result of these shared resources, more St. Luke’s patients can get answers to complex medical questions close to home and at no additional charge.
“Our membership in the Mayo Clinic Care Network brings us closer to realizing our vision of becoming an internationally recognized academic medical center,” says Edgardo R. Cortez, M.D., president and CEO, St. Luke’s Medical Center. “The services that we offer our patients, especially those with complex conditions, will be further enhanced to produce good clinical outcomes. All of these come at no additional cost to our patients.”
As a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, St. Luke’s will work with Mayo to share medical knowledge and clinical expertise. Local physicians will have access to information and services, including:
- eConsults that enable St. Luke’s physicians to connect electronically with Mayo specialists for more input on a patient’s care
- AskMayoExpert, a database at the point of care that offers the latest Mayo Clinic-vetted information on the evaluation and treatment of medical conditions
- Health Care Consulting that enables St. Luke’s to learn more about the way Mayo Clinic operates and how its clinical, operational and business models are designed and implemented
- eTumor Board conferences that invite St. Luke’s physicians to present and discuss complex cancer cases with a multidisciplinary panel of Mayo specialists and other network members
St. Luke’s providers also can access Mayo’s extensive library of patient education materials and view archived Mayo Clinic grand rounds presentations that feature Mayo physicians and scientists.
“We are pleased to welcome St. Luke’s Medical Center to the Mayo Clinic Care Network,” says David Hayes, M.D., medical director of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. “Patient-centered care is the foundation of both organizations. We look forward to working together to find new and innovative ways to enhance that care.”
With this collaboration, St. Luke’s reaffirms its leadership role in Philippine health care with the ultimate goal of providing the highest level of care for its patients.
St. Luke’s and other network members undergo a rigorous evaluation before joining the network. Members remain independent, but share Mayo’s commitment to improve the quality and delivery of health care. Launched in 2011, the network has more than 40 member organizations in the U.S., Mexico, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.
About St. Luke’s Medical Center
St. Luke's Medical Center is recognized as one of the leading and most respected health care institutions in the Philippines. Its two facilities in Quezon City and in Taguig City, Philippines, are at par with the most advanced hospitals around the world. For more information, visit stlukesmedicalcenter.com.ph
About Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research, providing expert, whole-person care to everyone who needs healing. For more information, visit mayoclinic.org/about-mayo-clinic or newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org
Jeffrey Salindong, St. Luke’s Medical Center Corporate Communications, 632-789-7700, ext. 5305, 63-998-582-2275, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rhoda Madson, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, email@example.com