Tucson Medical Center latest member of Mayo Clinic Care Network

MayoAnnouncementTucson Medical Center is now a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a national network of organizations committed to better serving patients and their families through collaboration.

The Mayo Clinic Care Network extends Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise to physicians and providers interested in working together in the best interest of their patients.

“As an independent, nonprofit community hospital, Tucson Medical Center has a long history of building collaborative relationships that enable us to better meet the needs of our community,” said Judy Rich, TMC’s president and CEO.

The network allows physicians aligned with TMC to connect to more than 4,500 physicians and scientists at the Mayo Clinic, said Wyatt Decker, M.D., vice president, Mayo Clinic, and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

Physicians aligned with TMC will now be able to connect with Mayo Clinic specialists on questions of patient care through electronic consulting and will have access to Mayo-vetted medical information. These tools, in addition to health care consulting, will help TMC provide the best care for its patients as well as improve its systems and the health of the community.

The tent that provided shade to attendees at the announcement was symbolic in some ways, Dr. Decker said. “Tucson Medical Center is now under the tent together with the Mayo Clinic. We are going to link arms with TMC and other like-minded organizations around the country and across the world to do our absolute best in caring for patients. With that formula, nothing can stop us and the future of health care in the United States is very bright.”BDP31584

Rick Anderson, M.D., chief medical officer at Tucson Medical Center, said TMC’s membership in the network allows physicians to collaborate and access the expertise that is a hallmark of Mayo Clinic, even as patients continue receiving care as close to home as possible.

“The foundation for this relationship is a shared treatment philosophy that is focused on best practices and evidence-based medical care,” Dr. Anderson said. “We look forward to the resources that this collaboration will bring to the high-value care we already provide our patients.”

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