Carolinas Hospital System has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a growing network of like-minded organizations that share a commitment to better serving patients and their families.
Frequently Asked Questions
On September 14th 2016, Carolinas Hospital System announced it is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.
Q: What is the Mayo Clinic Care Network?
A: The Mayo Clinic Care Network is a unique collaboration that connects Carolinas Hospital System physicians with Mayo Clinic specialists and Mayo Clinic resources. Carolinas Hospital System health care providers will use digital technology to access the latest Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise.
Q. Why did Mayo Clinic create the Mayo Clinic Care Network?
Collaborating with other medical providers to provide the best possible care for patients has always been part of Mayo Clinic’s culture. The Mayo Clinic Care Network is intended to help Mayo and community care organizations work closer together — in new ways — to enhance the lives of patients.
Q: Why did Mayo Clinic choose Carolinas Hospital System for participation in the Mayo Clinic Care Network?
A: Carolinas Hospital System was selected to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network because Carolinas Hospital System shares a common philosophy and commitment to improve the delivery of health care through high-quality, data-driven, evidence-based medical care and treatment. In addition, Carolinas Hospital System passed Mayo Clinic’s rigorous review process based on quality, service and operational criteria.
Q: Why is Carolinas Hospital System collaborating with Mayo Clinic?
A: Carolinas Hospital System has made tremendous progress in our approach to care based on the latest medical knowledge and best practices from leaders in health care. This will assist us as we continually seek out the latest research and treatment recommendations from the experts at Mayo Clinic.
Q: What does this formal collaboration mean for patients?
A: Carolinas Hospital System physicians will have access to the latest Mayo Clinic expertise to use when treating our patients. These resources include:
Q: Does this mean that Carolinas Hospital System could be purchased by Mayo Clinic?
A: This agreement is not an acquisition or merger. Mayo Clinic Care Network members like Carolinas Hospital System remain independent, community-owned healthcare providers.
Q: Why is Carolinas Hospital System making all of these announcements lately?
A: Carolinas Hospital System recognizes that if we are to achieve our vision of being a recognized leader in quality and the patient experience, we have a responsibility to take the lead in fundamentally transforming health care in Pee Dee region In support of this, Carolinas Hospital System is committed to seeking new ways to:
Q: Will this agreement mean patients will automatically be referred to Mayo Clinic?
A: No, there is no obligation for referrals to Mayo Clinic. The primary goal of Carolinas Hospital System and Mayo Clinic through the Mayo Clinic Care Network is to help patients gain the benefits of Mayo Clinic expertise while continuing to receive their care as close to home as possible, ensuring they travel outside the region for care only when necessary.
Release date: Sept. 14, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. ET
Carolinas Hospital System Joins Mayo Clinic Care Network
FLORENCE, S.C. – Carolinas Hospital System and Mayo Clinic announced today that Carolinas Hospital System has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a growing network of independent health care providers committed to working together to benefit patients and their families.
Carolinas Hospital System physicians will have access to Mayo Clinic expertise to benefit patients. The goal of the network is to help patients get answers to complex medical questions while staying close to home.
“Carolinas Hospital System is honored to be selected a Mayo Clinic Care Network member,” says Darcy Craven, CEO, Carolinas Hospital System. “Physicians in our community will collaborate with Mayo Clinic physicians to improve the delivery of health care for patients through high-quality, data-driven, medical care and treatment. Our patients gain the benefits of Mayo Clinic expertise within their own communities.”
Carolinas Hospital System will work with Mayo Clinic to share medical knowledge and clinical expertise. Local physicians will have access to information and services including:
In addition, providers of Carolinas Hospital System also can access Mayo Clinic’s extensive library of patient education materials as well as grand rounds presentations that feature Mayo Clinic physicians and scientists.
“We are pleased to welcome Carolinas Hospital System to the Mayo Clinic Care Network,” says Ryan Uitti, MD, medical director, southeast region, of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. “This relationship is another way for both organizations to build on a common core value: collaborating to provide the best possible care to patients.”
Launched in 2011, the Mayo Clinic Care Network now consists of more than 40 member organizations in the U.S., Mexico, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. Carolinas Hospital System and other members undergo a rigorous evaluation before joining the network. All share Mayo Clinic’s commitment to improve the quality and delivery of health care.
About Carolinas Hospital System
Carolinas Hospital System is a 396-bed regional healthcare provider with nearly 300 doctors in all major specialties and the area's first accredited Chest Pain Center. Carolinas Hospital System has more than 1,800 employees and provides comprehensive acute care, cancer care, cardiac care, emergency/trauma services, maternity care and specialized rehabilitation programs. For more information, visit http://www.carolinashospital.com/carolinas-hospital-system/home.aspx.
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About Mayo Clinic
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Your Carolinas Hospital System providers have access to the EXPERTISE, KNOWLEDGE AND IN-DEPTH RESEARCH of Mayo Clinic.
Carolinas Hospital System specialists can CONSULT DIRECTLY with Mayo Clinic specialists about your care.
Patients will continue to see their Carolinas Hospital System physicians and benefit from our collaboration with Mayo Clinic, AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO PATIENTS AND INSURERS.
Our membership in the Mayo Clinic Care Network, allows us to offer Two Teams of medical providers, FOCUSED ON YOU.
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