The Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro in Guadalajara is the newest member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a group of independent health systems that works closely with Mayo Clinic to improve the delivery of health care and better serve their patients and communities.
According to a Mayo Clinic press release, this new collaboration will permit the Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro medical community to obtain timely and evidence-based medical opinions, diagnostic and treatment options.
“This comes at no additional cost to patients and helps them avoid unnecessary travel expenses,” the bulletin stated.
The Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro is the first network member from western Mexico.
“By providing a second medical opinion, we at Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro are now capable of providing our patients the advantage of broader diagnostic results supported by the advice and expertise of Mayo Clinic,” said Alejandro Gil Luna, general director, Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro.
Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro offers care in 30 specialties, including transplant, cardiology and neurology.
“Both organizations share the same core vision and mission to offer patient-centered care,” said Keith Cannon, M.D., medical director of Mayo Clinic Care Network, Southwest Region. “We look forward to collaborating in new and innovative ways that will enhance that care.”
As a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro will have access to a database for medical information created by Mayo Clinic specialists that offers protocols, recommendations for treatment and medical references. In addition, electronic consultations will allow physicians to contact Mayo Clinic specialists for second opinions on specific cases, and medical teams will be able to review and discuss complex cases via live video conferences.
The Mayo Clinic Care Network was created in 2011. It has more than 40 member organizations from the United States, China, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates.