Mayo Clinic hospital, which opened in April 2008, brings inpatient and outpatient services under one roof. This integration consolidates a team approach that brings together specialty physicians, researchers and educators who collaborate to do what's best for patients.
The hospital combines the best high technology with quality patient care and attention to detail. State-of-the-art equipment, advanced technologies and a nurturing, friendly environment merge the science of medicine with the art of healing.
Patient rooms are large — 350 square feet — and filled with natural light. Of the 214 hospital beds, 194 are in private rooms.
The surgical suite contains 16 oversized operating rooms for inpatient procedures. They are built around a central core unique to Mayo that prevents sterile supplies from crossing paths with used supplies. Six more operating rooms in the Mayo Building bring the total to 22 operating rooms.
Mayo's transplant programs are located in areas specifically designed for these complex procedures. They include the liver transplant program, one of the largest in the country by volume, as well as bone marrow, pancreas, kidney, heart and lung transplantation.
Advanced technology in the operating suites enables surgeons to develop and perform innovative procedures that are less invasive, more effective and less expensive than traditional procedures. For example, surgeons use an intraoperative MRI for real-time imaging as they operate. In addition, the hospital's nuclear image scanner can eliminate the need for exploratory surgery. The scanner can show images of the entire skeleton (bone scan), kidneys, liver, gallbladder, brain and lungs, as well as search for infections and tumors.
The stroke care program includes a multidisciplinary team of physicians who specialize in emergency medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, interventional radiology, nursing, rehabilitation services, pharmacy, radiology and social work. The program participates in numerous clinical trials in stroke prevention, treatment and genetics.
In the epilepsy monitoring unit, patients with epilepsy are continuously monitored to determine where seizures originate in the brain. In some cases, surgery becomes an option.
Data on hospital prices and performance is available on the Internet from the Agency for Health Care Administration's (AHCS's) website, Florida HealthFinder.gov. Pricing and performance data provided by AHCA is a compilation of charges for the average patient, and your bill may vary from the average depending on a number of factors, including the severity of your illness and your individual care needs.