Celebrating Our First Year as a Member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network


Date: October 12, 2022
Categories: Press Release

Allison Gayheart
Clinical Business Development

We are thrilled to be celebrating our first year as a member in the Mayo Clinic Care Network, and the experience has exceeded expectations. We have seen meaningful engagement in the Mayo Clinic resources from Augusta Care Partners providers, leaders, and teammates which has had a positive effect on the community and patients we serve. The response from providers on the clinical tools and services has been very positive as clinicians can connect with a Mayo Clinic specialist for complex patient cases, thus keeping patients in the community and close to home.

To recap our first year as a care network member, we have had ACP providers representing over 15 specialties submit 58 eConsults to a Mayo Clinic specialist for a second opinion, over 200 hours dedicated to consultation services and educational events, over 2,450 views in AskMayoExpert, 2 site visits from our Mayo Clinic colleagues, started a monthly “MCCN Update” communication to ACP providers, activated the Mayo Clinic “Health Information Library” on our external website, had clinical and administrative leadership teams participate in the dyad/triad program in Rochester, MN, been featured in local news interviews and publications, and the level of participation in the tools and resources continues to grow. Not only are we learning from Mayo Clinic and other care network subject matter experts, but we have been recognized as having best practices in communication with ACP providers, the ACO bonus pool structure, and nursing recruitment. 

Looking ahead we will continue to build on our success in working with Mayo Clinic through the utilization of the tools and services available. The relationship with Mayo Clinic has enhanced the care we provide and strengthened our mission to serve our community as a strong, comprehensive independent hospital and a national model for community-based health care. Thank you for your enthusiasm, engagement and support of the collaborative relationship with Mayo Clinic.

Click here to watch a video highlighting our first year in the Mayo Clinic Care Network.