Mayo Clinic adds its first Middle East hospital to its health care network
American Hospital Dubai has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, becoming the first Middle East health care organization to join the system.
The medical institutions jointly announced the collaboration on Wednesday. Under the agreement, the United Arab Emirates hospital will gain access to the latest Mayo Clinic knowledge and clinical expertise.
“We are pleased to welcome American Hospital Dubai to the Mayo Clinic Care Network,” said Dr. David Hayes, medical director of Mayo Clinic Care Network. “As we have worked together toward this day, it is clear that high-quality, patient-centered care is fundamental to the mission of both our organizations. We look forward to collaborating in ways that enhance that care.”
To protects its brand, Mayo requires all network members to complete a vigorous 1,400-page application. Further, all participating hospitals need to prove that they share the clinic's value of putting the patient first.
Members remain independent, but can connect with Mayo specialists for consultations and access the Rochester-based medical provider's extensive database of research information and educational materials.
Launched in 2011, the system has more than 35 members in the U.S., Mexico, Puerto Rico and Singapore. Mayo hopes to use the network to reach as many as 200 million people directly or indirectly by 2020.
Recommended reading: The Star Tribune explained the roots of the Mayo Clinic Care Network in this in-depth report from 2015.
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