Success stories

The Mayo Clinic Care Network has more than 45 members from around the world, working together to improve the delivery of health care. These success stories demonstrate how members have harnessed the power of the network for their organizations and for their patients.

Reducing CAUTIs and C. diff through Health Care Consulting

Dr. Carteret Health Care Chief Nursing Officer Patti Hudson consults with her staff.

Carteret Health Care Chief Nursing Officer Patti Hudson, R.N., M.S.N, N.E., attacks quality improvement opportunities with Health Care Consulting (HCC) projects made available through her hospital's membership in the Mayo Clinic Care Network. One of their first HCC engagements was for catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) when data revealed an improvement opportunity.

Learn how Carteret Health Care enhanced quality.

Research training inspires staff, achieves early outcomes at Saudi German Hospital, Cairo

A staff member at Saudi German Hospital, Cairo, teaches a student how to care for a patient.

In Egypt, innovative research typically emerges from academic hospitals, not private hospitals. For Saudi German Hospital, Cairo (SGH-Cairo), a Mayo Clinic Care Network member, this reality presented an opportunity — not a barrier. Through Health Care Consulting, SGH-Cairo requested a training curriculum outlining how Mayo Clinic manages research and developed their own program.

Read about SGH-Cairo's training program that inspires staff.

Physician collaboration delivers improved birth experience with compassion and convenience

When Casey was expecting a fourth child, her Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) doctor evaluated her health history and blood work. He prescribed multiple medications to keep her hemophilia in check. Through BVHS's relationship with the Mayo Clinic Care Network, he sought a second opinion, via eConsult, to ensure a safe delivery for Casey and her baby.

Read why BVHS uses eConsult to access second opinions.

EConsult draws on multiple disciplines, changes cancer diagnosis and outcome

A Middlesex Health caregiver with a patient.

As part of Middlesex Health's oncology team, Michael Farrell, M.D., routinely requests eConsults from Mayo Clinic cancer specialists. For one patient, the eConsult request resulted in a change in diagnosis and treatment plan, giving the patient a new lease on life.

Discover how an eConsult with Mayo Clinic can change outcomes.

Celebrating a clean bill of health with an abundance of gratitude

Lloyd Sather consults with Minnesota Oncology's Rajini Katipamula-Malisetti, M.D.

When Minnesota Oncology's Rajini Katipamula-Malisetti, M.D., met 81-year-old Lloyd Sather, he had stage 4 colon cancer. The cancer spread to his liver. Adamant to find the best option for treating Sather, Dr. Katipamula-Malisetti requested an eConsult from Mayo Clinic to get a second opinion. The resource is available to Minnesota Oncology providers through the Mayo Clinic Care Network and ultimately led Lloyd to being "free of disease."

Read Lloyd Sather's story of being grateful and "free of disease."

Care network membership paves way for additional services, resulting in seamless stroke care

A Parrish Medical Center with a Mayo Clinic telestroke robot.

As a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Parrish Medical Center is harnessing the power of Mayo Clinic's telestroke services. According to Parrish's Michael Williams, D.O., after adding a telestroke robot to their emergency department, he and his colleagues came to depend on it to save precious time in helping stroke patients.

Learn how Parrish Medical Center harnesses Mayo Clinic's telestroke services.

VHC delivers new OB virtual care program, convenience for patients

A pregnant woman connects with a doctor through her computer.

Located in the competitive Washington, D.C. metro area, VHC Health sought to differentiate its obstetrics practice with a service that would deliver convenience and continuity of care. VHC Health tapped into Health Care Consulting, one of the services offered with care network membership. The service helped VHC Health plan and launch a new care option for their patients.

Read how VHC Health developed a new OB program to differentiate itself.

Mentorship imparts knowledge, hands-on experience

Michael Strum, M.D., talks with a patient

"Through Mayo Clinic's resources, mentorship and world-class specialists, I've been afforded invaluable exposure and experience so I can continue providing excellent care," says Michael Strum, M.D., Foundation Health Partners.

Read Foundation Health Partner's story.

Working together to transform genetic research

The genetic research team at Middlesex Health.

Out of a brainstorming session evolved a meaningful collaboration for a community cancer center in Connecticut. Middlesex Health and Mayo Clinic worked together to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families through impactful research.

Learn how Middlesex Health improved lives.

Leadership program sparks improvements

St. Clair colleagues collaborate on making health care better

"The (Mayo Clinic) leadership course empowered us to take action and provided us the necessary steps to make improvements," says Jason M. Biggs, M.D., chief of Emergency Medical Services at St. Clair Hospital. Dr. Biggs led an initiative that reduced emergency department wait times — in some cases, by 15 minutes.

Read how St. Clair Hospital reduced wait times.

Mayo Clinic Care Network relationship paves the way for critical patient intervention

Jaylen Clausell and his mother, Celitia

During high school basketball practice, 16-year-old Jaylen Clausell collapsed — he was in cardiac arrest. Jaylen's mother, Celitia, credits the strong relationship between Baptist Health Care and Mayo Clinic for saving her son's life.

Read how Baptist Health Care saved Jaylen's life.

With the help of Mayo Clinic, a 5-year-old's health is back on track

A CHRISTUS St Vincent caregiver examine Miana Ortiz

"As a parent, it was comforting for my child to receive the specialty care she needed while remaining in the care of her CHRISTUS St. Vincent primary care provider who knows her best."

Learn how Miana received specialized care close to home.

Grateful patient sees value of collaboration firsthand

Shi Qiang, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital

"Thanks to the warmth and care from the hospital, and thanks to Mayo Clinic for building such a convenient, effective and high-quality global cooperation platform, I am able to get the advice of the world's top medical experts team simply at 'home,' " says Shi Qiang, employee and patient at Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital.

Learn how Shi Qiang accesses Mayo's expertise.

Health care consulting improves nurse recruitment

Leadership at Summit Healthcare collaborate

Knowing that nurse recruitment was a priority for her organization, Carolyn Jacobs, chief nursing officer (CNO) at Summit Healthcare, turned to Mayo Clinic and CNOs from other care network member organizations to create a plan of action. Through best practice sharing within the network and consultation with Mayo Clinic, the team at Summit Healthcare was able to move forward faster.

Learn how Summit Healthcare improved recruitment.

Service line assessment highlights opportunities at Stormont Vail Health

Mayo Clinic experts collaborate with Stormont Vail Health

When the Stormont Vail Health team expressed interest in evaluating its hospital's cardiothoracic surgery program, the Mayo Clinic team stood ready to collaborate on a comprehensive service line assessment that culminated in unifying the cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgery service lines.

Discover how Stormont Vail Health unified service lines.