Philippine Daily Inquirer
ST. LUKE’S JOINS MAYO CLINIC CARE NETWORK
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.