Monday, October 10, 2011
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic officials today announced Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC), based in Kingman, Ariz., as a member of the newly created Mayo Clinic Care Network. Mayo Clinic Care Network members have Mayo Clinic expertise at their fingertips, including the ability to connect with Mayo Clinic physicians, who can help them care for their patients and improve their system and the health of their communities.
KRMC is the second member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Altru Health System, based in Grand Forks, N.D., was announced last month as the first official member.
"Mayo Clinic has long enjoyed collaborative relationships with hospitals, group practices, and providers around the world. By developing formal connections with high-quality, culturally aligned practices, the Mayo Clinic Care Network takes these natural collaborations even further," says David Hayes, M.D., medical director of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.
"KRMC's relationship with Mayo Clinic is based on cooperation and collaboration to improve the well-being of patients in our region," says Brian Turney, CEO of KRMC. "We have been collaborating with Mayo for the past four years on multiple projects, including using telestroke (remote assistance by Mayo Clinic neurologists in managing stroke victims using telemedicine) in our Emergency Department and grand rounds with our medical education program. This is the next step in continuing that collaboration, and we are proud to ensure our patients have access to the highest-level knowledge and expertise."
Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Care Network members share a common philosophy, commitment and mission to improve the delivery of health care. While some patients will still need to travel to a specialty care facility, the primary goal of the network is to help people gain the benefits of Mayo Clinic expertise without necessarily having to travel to a Mayo Clinic facility. The network represents non-ownership relationships and is a network of like-minded organizations that share a goal of improving the delivery of health care in their communities through high-quality, collaborative medical care. The network achieves this goal by developing closer relationships with community medical providers through formal collaboration and information-sharing tools.
"With Kingman just up the road from our Arizona campus, we are proud to formalize our collaboration with Kingman Regional Medical Center," says Russell Heigh, M.D., medical director of the Mayo Clinic Care Network in the Southwest. "These types of relationships will not only benefit our patients in the region, but will also have a positive long-term benefit for the community and future patients of both institutions."
Kingman Regional Medical Center provides a full range of health and wellness services, including a beautiful wellness and fitness center, primary and specialty care physician practices, advanced medical programs in cardiology, cancer, rehabilitation, and home health and hospice care. KRMC has 235 licensed beds and is Joint Commission accredited. The hospital employs over 1,500 employees, 250 volunteers, and 190 physicians/allied health professionals who embrace our hospital's non-profit mission of "Serving Our Community with Compassion and Commitment." We are also honored to serve as a teaching hospital in affiliation with Midwestern University to train doctors specializing in family practice and emergency medicine.
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