Mayo Signs Deal with Shriners, Consolidates Two Hospitals

John Commins, April 1, 2013

Mayo Clinic has entered into a formal collaborative with physicians at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Twin Cities, which will become the first pediatric hospital to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network .

"The relationship between Shriners and the Mayo Clinic Children's Center has been a long-standing and rewarding one, and by formalizing our collaboration, we'll be able to work even more closely together to enhance the care we provide children," David Hayes, MD, medical director, Mayo Clinic Care Network, said in prepared remarks.

Shriners provides specialized pediatric orthopedic care in a seven-state region and is part of a network of children's hospitals located across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Mayo Clinic Children's Center specialties include orthopedics, rheumatology, hand surgery and neurology and consist of 200 pediatricians and surgical subspecialists from more than 40 medical and surgical specialties. The center provides care for more than 50,000 children and teens each year, Mayo Clinic said.

In a separate announcement, Mayo said that Saint Marys and Methodist Hospitals in Rochester will transition to a single licensed hospital operating under the name Mayo Clinic Hospital – Rochester.

John Commins

John Commins is a senior editor at HealthLeaders Media.

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