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Mayo Clinic Announces Yuma Regional Medical Center as a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network
Contact:Kaitlan Schick
Yuma Regional Medical Center
Corporate Communication Specialist
(928) 336-7545
Contact:Jim McVeigh
Mayo Clinic
(480) 301-4222

(November 20, 2012 – Yuma, AZ) – Mayo Clinic officials today announced Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) as a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The collaboration between YRMC and Mayo Clinic physicians will be rolled out initially through Yuma Regional Cancer Center, with opportunities for our physicians to work together in additional specialties in the future.

The Mayo Clinic Care Network extends Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise to physicians and providers interested in working together in the best interest of their patients. Yuma Regional Cancer Center physicians will now be able to connect with Mayo Clinic specialists on questions of patient care using an electronic consulting technique called eConsults. YRMC physicians also will have access to Mayo-vetted medical information through the AskMayoExpert database. These tools, in addition to health care consulting, will help YRMC provide the best care for its patients as well as improve its systems and the health of the community.

“We’re proud to welcome the Yuma Regional Medical Center care team to the Mayo Clinic Care Network,” says Wyatt Decker, M.D., Vice President and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Arizona. “Building a closer relationship with Yuma Regional Medical Center through the Care Network provides an opportunity for our two organizations to work together in new ways to provide specialized care, which ultimately enhances the lives of patients throughout Southwestern Arizona.”

“YRMC and Mayo Clinic both believe that healthcare should be delivered as close to home as possible,” says Pat Walz, President and CEO of YRMC. “By working together, physicians can improve the delivery of healthcare so patients need to travel outside the region for care only when absolutely necessary.”

Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Care Network members share a common philosophy, commitment and mission to improve the delivery of health care. The network recognizes that people prefer to get their health care close to home. The main goal of the network is to help people gain the benefits of Mayo Clinic expertise without having to travel to a Mayo Clinic facility.

The Mayo Clinic Care Network represents non-ownership relationships. Members are like-minded organizations that share a goal of improving the delivery of health care in their communities through high-quality, collaborative medical care.

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About Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. For more information, visit www.mayoclinic.org/about/ and www.mayoclinic.org/news.

About Yuma Regional Medical Center

YRMC is a 369-bed, Medicare-certified acute care hospital staffed by skilled healthcare professionals who are committed to providing the highest level of patient-family focused care. The mission of Yuma Regional Medical Center is to improve the health and well-being of individuals, families, and the communities we serve through excellence, innovation, and prudent use of resources.


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