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Northwest Health's Relationship with Mayo Clinic Care Network is benefiting local patients Special to The Weekly Vista As one of the newest members of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Northwest Health in Arkansas is excited about how patients are already benefitting. Local physicians are collaborating with Mayo Clinic physicians to improve the delivery of health care for their patients through high-quality, data-driven medical care and treatment. The Mayo Clinic Care Network consists of a select group of indepen- dent health systems that work closely with Mayo Clinic to improve the deliv- ery of health care and better serve their patients and communities. "Northwest Health is honored to be selected a Mayo Clinic Care Network member," says James Tanner, M.D., chief medical officer, Northwest Health. "Our patients are gaining the benefits of Mayo Clinic expertise within their own communities, without having to travel." For an appointment with a Northwest Physician, call 1-800-734-2024 or sched- ule online by visiting MyNorthwestAny- There are four providers who specialize in senior health, including Dr. Jose Fontanilla, Dr. Amy Irwin, Dr. Maria Judit and Ashley Moyer, APRN. Through a formalized relationship with Mayo Clinic, Northwest Health care providers have access to an array of clinical resources to promote collabora- tion and enhance locally provided care, including: • AskMayoExpert Review Mayo Clinic-vetted infor- mation on care guidelines, treatment recommendations and medical reference information at the point of care. • eConsults Consult electronically with Mayo Clinic specialists on patient care ques- tions. • eBoards Interact with a multidisciplinary panel of Mayo Clinic specialists and other members via live video conferences to review and discuss the management of complex cases. • Health care consulting Learn from Mayo Clinic's experience and gain access to its subject matter experts to meet an organization's clini- cal, operational and business objectives. Northwest Health's staff also has access to professional development opportu- nities, including grand rounds, sympo- sia and continuing medical education programs. In addition, staff has access to Mayo Clinic's library of patient education materials which is being shared within affiliated physician clinics. "Northwest Health and Mayo Clinic share a commitment to the highest-qual- ity patient care, and we are pleased to begin this collaboration," says David Hayes, M.D., medical director, Mayo Clinic Care Network. "As we work together, we hope to bring a new level of teamwork to health care for this region and the patients of Northwest Health." Mayo Clinic developed the first inte- grated, multispecialty group practice more than 150 years ago. Today, Mayo Clinic is the largest nonprofit group practice in the world, serving about 1.3 million patients annually. Mayo Clinic health care providers from every medi- cal specialty work together to advance medical knowledge through research and education, applying that knowledge to medical care. Northwest Health and other members of the Mayo Clinic Care Network remain independent but share Mayo's commit- ment to improve the delivery of health care. Launched in 2011, the Mayo Clinic Care Network consists of more than 40 member organizations in the U.S., China, Mexico, Philippines, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. About Northwest Health Northwest Health is one of the largest health networks in northwest Arkansas with five hospitals and a combined active medical staff of more than 540 physi- cians, 2,200 staff members and 487 beds. Northwest Health provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic imaging, medi- cal, surgical and emergency services to the Bentonville, Springdale, Fayetteville, Johnson and Siloam Springs communi- ties. About Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research, providing expert, compre- hensive care to everyone who needs heal- ing. Learn more about Mayo Clinic. Visit the Mayo Clinic News Network. 22 - SENIOR Health Fair - September 26, 2018

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