Shriners Hospitals joins Mayo Clinic network to enhance physician collaboration

Published May 26, 2015

TAMPA — Mayo Clinic expertise will now be available to patients and providers at Shriners Hospitals for Children as part of a new network relationship between the health care systems.

Shriners Hospitals, with 22 locations throughout North America, announced Tuesday that it has joined the national Mayo Clinic Care Network. The relationship does not involve ownership, but instead will enhance physician collaboration, a news release said.

The joining of forces will "enhance the delivery of local care and promote peace of mind as providers and patients make health care decisions," according to a news release. Shriners Hospitals, headquartered in Tampa, can also consult with Mayo Clinic tools such as AskMayo Expert and eConsults, and can offer patients education materials from Mayo Clinic's extensive library.

Launched in 2011, the network brings together more than 30 independent member organizations across North America.