Mayo Clinic. The name is synonymous with the very pinnacle of quality healthcare. Indeed, U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks the prestigious organization as one of the top two hospitals in the country. And now that knowledge and expertise is available to you through St. Elizabeth Healthcare.
On Nov. 14, St. Elizabeth Healthcare became part of the esteemed Mayo Clinic Care Network. The selection for this prized healthcare position did not come easily. Mayo is the best, and as such, it only affiliates with the best. But, in Greater Cincinnati — and the commonwealth of Kentucky — Mayo has clearly concluded that St. Elizabeth is the best and exemplifies the kind of quality for which Mayo Clinic has been come to be known.
Now, the topnotch physicians from St. Elizabeth have direct access to the topnotch people from Mayo Clinic to offer patients what is unequivocally some of the best healthcare in the country. The physicians of St. Elizabeth are now working closely with national experts to make the very best decisions about patient care every single day.
Q: What is Mayo Clinic? And what is the Mayo Clinic Care Network?
A: Mayo Clinic is a non-profit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. Doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of “the needs of the patient come first.”
Mayo Clinic operates its own facilities in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota and includes more than 3,800 physicians and scientists who treat approximately 1,113,000 patients annually. Mayo Clinic created the Mayo Clinic Care Network to extend its style of collaborative care. Within the Mayo Clinic Care Network, like-minded organizations across the country share a common commitment to improve healthcare delivery in their own communities through high-quality, data-driven, evidence-based medical care, as exemplified by the Mayo Clinic.
Q: Why is St. Elizabeth collaborating with Mayo Clinic to improve care in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky?
A: The experts at St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Mayo Clinic know that patients prefer to obtain their healthcare close to home. That’s why, in keeping with the network’s primary goal, St. Elizabeth will continue to deliver topnotch care locally, but now augment that care, and benefit patients, by working closely with the experts of the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, as well.
Q: How is St. Elizabeth actually bringing Mayo Clinic’s expertise to patients?
A: As a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, the first in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana, St. Elizabeth is developing close relationships with Mayo Clinic experts through direct collaboration and information-sharing tools, at no cost to the patient, including:
- eConsults that allow St. Elizabeth physicians to connect electronically with Mayo Clinic specialists to get focused, timely input on specific patient care questions. .Through eConsults, Mayo’s leading experts in every medical specialty are available to evaluate a patient’s records, allowing you and your physician to make the best treatment decisions without traveling to a Mayo Clinic location.
- AskMayoExpert, which is an online point-of-care tool designed and used by Mayo Clinic physicians. Through AskMayoExpert, St. Elizabeth doctors can instantly connect with disease management, care guidelines and treatment recommendations on hundreds of medical conditions at any hour of the day or night.
Q: How do patients access Mayo expertise from St. Elizabeth?
A: Through the Mayo Clinic Care Network tools mentioned, and ongoing health care consulting to improve operational and patient care excellence, St. Elizabeth is building a closer working relationship with Mayo that will benefit patients and community health. For specific questions on care, you are invited to talk with your St. Elizabeth physician.
For more information, go online to stelizabeth.com/mayo for detailed information about the Mayo Care Clinic Network and its many benefits to you.