After a thorough vetting process, Lakeland Regional Health inked an agreement with the Mayo Clinic to share resources for the benefit of patients in a partnership warmly welcomed by leaders of both organizations.
Lakeland’s review procedure comprised evaluation of quality, service and operational criteria. The partnership will not impact patients’ costs.
“We continue to deliver on our promise to strengthen the health of this community through strategic clinical relationships,” Lakeland Regional Health President and CEO Elaine Thompson said. “We are honored to work with Mayo Clinic for the benefit of those we serve.”
By teaming with the Mayo network, the not-for-profit Florida health care system will attain access to research, educational and archived materials electronically.
“The benefits this new collaboration brings to our patients and families, physicians and clinicians are tremendous,” Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center President Dr. Timothy Regan said. “Joining the Mayo Clinic Care Network provides the 624 accomplished and dedicated physicians of our medical staff with unique tools and services with which to continue the clinical excellence and innovative care our patients expect and deserve.”
All network organization members that collaborate with Mayo retain their independence. Over 40 health care organizations in the U.S., Mexico, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates belong to the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Among its many locations, Jacksonville serves as Mayo Clinic’s hub in Florida.