Shriners joins Mayo Clinic Care Network

Mayo Clinic announced that Shriners Hospitals for Children – Twin Cities will become part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, building on the decade-long collaboration between physicians in both organizations.

“Shriners Hospital for Children – Twin Cities is delighted to become the newest member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, which we believe will strengthen the 20-year bond between our two institutions,” Carey Mielke, MD, interim chief of staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Twin Cities, stated in a press release. “This partnership is a great benefit to the excellent care our patients receive.”

According to the release, physician at Shriners will be able to connect directly with Mayo Clinic specialist on questions of patient care using an electronic consulting technique called eConsults. Physicians also will have access to the latest evidence-based medical information through the AskMayoExpert database. These tools, among others, enhance the support available to manage complex patient care needs.

“Both Mayo Clinic and Shriners have a heart for kids, and we’re excited to know that this new collaborative step will increasingly benefit our young patients,” Christopher Moir, MD, director of the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center, stated. “Combining the knowledge of the Mayo Clinic and Shriners experts can only benefit outcome for patients who are the most vulnerable among us. Both our organizations are known for our commitment to high-quality pediatric care, and we look forward to strengthening our working relationship.”

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