Stormont-Vail HealthCare and Mayo Clinic officials announced today that the Topeka-based health system has become a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a national network of like-minded organizations that share a commitment to better serving patients and families. Stormont-Vail HealthCare is the first health system in Kansas to join the network.
"Stormont-Vail HealthCare is committed to being a national leader in health care through collaboration and innovation," said Randy Peterson, president and CEO, Stormont-Vail HealthCare. "Working with Mayo Clinic through the Mayo Clinic Care Network offers our physicians yet another resource to help them provide the kind of innovative care that our patients have come to expect from us."
Stormont-Vail HealthCare specialists now have access to Mayo Clinic resources to enhance patient care, including the latest Mayo-vetted medical information through its AskMayoExpert database and eConsults that connect physicians with Mayo Clinic experts on questions of diagnosis, therapy or care management. These tools will allow staff at Stormont-Vail to continue to improve the quality of health in the community.
"We have known and respected our colleagues at Stormont-Vail for many years, and we are excited to strengthen and grow our collaboration through the Mayo Clinic Care Network," says David Hayes, M.D., medical director, Mayo Clinic Care Network. "The network is about delivering the right care, at the right place, at the right time. And we believe that by working together more patients will be able to stay closer to home for care."
Membership in the Mayo Clinic Care Network strengthens a long-standing relationship between Mayo Clinic and Stormont-Vail HealthCare. The health system has worked closely with Mayo Medical Laboratories for more than 12 years to deliver cost-effective, high-quality patient care through laboratory and clinical collaboration.
Stormont-Vail is an integrated health care system based in Topeka, Kan. The organization employs more than 230 physicians and is comprised of the Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center, a 586-bed acute care center, the Cotton-O'Neil and PediatricCare clinics and a variety of ancillary services. It has the region's only Level III neonatal intensive care and trauma center. Stormont-Vail recently received redesignation as a Magnet facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2014 after first receiving this recognition for excellence in nursing services in 2009.
The Mayo Clinic Care Network represents non-ownership relationships. Members of the network remain independent and share a goal of improving the delivery of health care in their communities through high-quality, collaborative medical care. Launched in 2011, the Mayo Clinic Care Network now has members in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Dakota and Wisconsin, as well as Puerto Rico and Mexico.