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Mayo Clinic Care Network

Mayo Clinic Care Network

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a national network of organizations committed to better serving patients and their families through physician collaboration. Mayo Clinic and Shriners Hospitals for Children have a similar mission of providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education and research. The network allows Shriners Hospitals for Children to offer providers and patients convenient access to additional expertise from Mayo Clinic. The relationship enhances the delivery of local care and promotes peace of mind as providers, families and patients make health care decisions.

Tools and services available through the Mayo Clinic Care Network include eConsults and AskMayo Expert, among others. Through the network, Shriners Hospitals for Children physicians can easily consult directly with Mayo Clinic specialists and subspecialists to ask questions about a patient's care. The consultation is provided at no additional cost to the patient and is documented in the patient's medical record. Members also have access to an extensive library of patient education materials and physician and scientist grand rounds conferences.

The Mayo Clinic Care Network represents non-ownership relationships. Shriners Hospitals for Children and other members of the network remain independent and share a commitment to improve the quality and delivery of health care. The network, launched in 2011, now has more than 40 member organizations and a reach that extends across the United States and includes locations in Mexico, Philippines, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.

Learn more about the Mayo Clinic Care Network

Frequently asked questions

Q:   What is the Mayo Clinic Care Network? 
A:   The Mayo Clinic Care Network consists of health care organizations across the country and internationally that share a goal to improve the delivery of health care. As members of the network, we collaborate with Mayo Clinic to share knowledge and expertise to directly benefit patients.  
Q:   Why is Shriners Hospitals for Children collaborating with Mayo Clinic? 
A:    We share a close working relationship with Mayo Clinic. As a member of this network, our providers can use tools and services that connect them directly to Mayo Clinic specialists as well as Mayo’s latest research and treatment recommendations. 
Q:   What does this mean for my family and me? 
A:    Peace of mind. When physicians can collaborate on care, working together to resolve questions related to complex care, more patients and their families avoid additional, unnecessary travel. Your doctor has access to Mayo Clinic expertise, at no additional cost to you. 
  Does this mean that Shriners Hospitals for Children could be purchased by Mayo Clinic? 
A:    This relationship is not an acquisition or merger. Mayo Clinic Care Network members like Shriners Hospitals for Children remain independent.
  Will this agreement mean patients will automatically be referred to Mayo Clinic? 
A:    No, there is no obligation for referrals to Mayo Clinic. The primary goal of Shriners Hospitals for Children and Mayo Clinic through the Mayo Clinic Care Network is to help patients gain the benefits of Mayo Clinic expertise wherever they are. By working together, we help patients avoid unnecessary travel. 
  Why did Mayo Clinic start this network? 

The hallmark of Mayo Clinic is teamwork. Since the late 1800s, Mayo Clinic’s approach to health care has been rooted in the idea that the best patient care is achieved when experts from a variety of medical specialties can work together, focused on the patient.

Through the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Mayo is extending that style of collaborative care to more people in more places.

Mayo, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Care Network are trademarks of Mayo Clinic.

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