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ST. LUKE’S JOINS MAYO CLINIC CARE NET­WORK

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ing op­er­a­tions, vet­ting ven­dors and best prac­tices and tech­nolo­gies.

St. Luke’s doc­tors could also avail them­selves of the eTu­mor Board Con­fer­ences that al­low them to present and dis­cuss man­age­ment of com­plex cancer cases with a Mayo Clinic mul­ti­dis­ci­plinary panel and other mem­bers of the net­work.

“We are pleased to wel­come St. Luke’s Med­i­cal Cen­ter to the Mayo Clinic Care Net­work,” said Dr. David Hayes, med­i­cal di­rec­tor of the Mayo Clinic Care Net­work, “Pa­tient­cen­tered care is the foun­da­tion of both or­ga­ni­za­tions. We look for­ward to work­ing to­gether to find new and in­no­va­tive ways to en­hance that care.”

Hayes added that thanks to this col­lab­o­ra­tion, a pa­tient here in the Philip­pines need­ing a Mayo Clinic con­sul­ta­tion will no longer have to fly right away to Min­nesota.

With this col­lab­o­ra­tion, Mayo Clinic now has the op­por­tu­nity to ex­tend its ge­o­graphic reach and rep­u­ta­tion, a rea­son why it care­fully vets po­ten­tial net­work mem­bers, like St Luke’s, to de­ter­mine if they op­er­ate un­der a phi­los­o­phy sim­i­lar to Mayo Clinic’s, are well run and fi­nan­cially sta­ble.

“The process in­cludes a lengthy ap­pli­ca­tion and site vis­its. In­deed, the in­clu­sion of St. Luke’s in the Mayo Clinic Care Net­work brings us closer to re­al­iz­ing our vi­sion of be­com­ing an in­ter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized aca­demic med­i­cal cen­ter,” said Cortez.

And the hos­pi­tal is in good com­pany: Launched in 2011, the Mayo Clinic Net­work cur­rently has 44 af­fil­i­ated hos­pi­tals mostly in the con­ti­nen­tal United States.

Aside from St. Luke’s, the af­fil­i­ates out­side the US are Raf­fles Med­i­cal Group in Sin­ga­pore, the Amer­i­can Hos­pi­tal Dubai in United Arab Emi­rates, Med­ica Sur in Mex­ico, and Salus in Puerto Rico.

Mayo Clinic has ma­jor cam­puses in Rochester, Min­nesota; Scotts­dale and Phoenix in Ari­zona; and Jack­sonville, Florida. Just this Au­gust, the Mayo Clinic in Min­nesota was named the top hos­pi­tal in the United States, ac­cord­ing to the US News & World Re­port Best Hos­pi­tals rank­ing for 20162017.

The 16 spe­cial­ties used in the rank­ing are cancer, car­di­ol­ogy and heart surgery, di­a­betes and en­docrinol­ogy, oto­laryn­gol­ogy, gas­troen­terol­ogy and gas­troin­testi­nal surgery, geri­atrics, gy­ne­col­ogy, nephrol­ogy, neu­rol­ogy and neu­ro­surgery, oph­thal­mol­ogy, or­tho­pe­dics, psy­chi­a­try, pul­monology, re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion, rheuma­tol­ogy, and urol­ogy.

 ??  ?? SEALING THE DEAL. (From left) Cortez and Hayes seal the St. Luke’s-Mayo Clinic col­lab­o­ra­tion. Join­ing them is Le­nae Barkey, Mayo Clinic Care Net­work ad­min­is­tra­tive direc­tor
SEALING THE DEAL. (From left) Cortez and Hayes seal the St. Luke’s-Mayo Clinic col­lab­o­ra­tion. Join­ing them is Le­nae Barkey, Mayo Clinic Care Net­work ad­min­is­tra­tive direc­tor

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