NCH announces deal with Mayo Clinic

NCH announces deal with Mayo Clinic

By FOX 4 Staff. CREATED Aug 16, 2012

NAPLES, Fla. - NCH Healthcare System of Naples and the world renowned Mayo Clinic announced a deal today allowing Mayo to share its medical expertise with NCH in Southwest Florida.

The agreement will give NCH doctors access to the Mayo Clinic's knowledge and expertise in dealing with health care delivery.

“We’re excited to formalize our relationship with NCH,” says William C. Rupp, M.D., chief executive officer of Mayo Clinic in Florida. “Collaborating with other medical providers to provide the best possible care for patients has always been part of Mayo Clinic’s culture, and the Mayo Clinic Care Network helps Mayo and community care organizations work closer together, in new ways, to enhance the lives of patients.”

“NCH is honored to be the first hospital in Florida selected to be a Mayo Clinic Care Network member,” says Allen S. Weiss, M.D., president and CEO, NCH Healthcare System. “Sharing a common philosophy, commitment and mission to improve the delivery of health care through the use of best practices and evidence-based medical care and treatment provides a solid foundation for this collaboration.”

The network’s primary goal is to help people gain the benefits of Mayo Clinic expertise close to home, ensuring that patients travel outside the region only when necessary.

Mayo has similar relationships with hospitals in six other states.