Kingman (Ariz.) Regional Medical Center is the second hospital to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a formal collaboration that connects hospitals to the Rochester, Minn., clinic's physicians and best practices, according to a news release. Hospitals in the network pay a fee in order to be publicly affiliated with Mayo and receive access to Mayo’s internal knowledge base, although the fee structure was not disclosed when the network was announced last month. The affiliation also allows member hospitals to consult with Mayo physicians for specific patients. The network is similar to an affiliation program the Cleveland Clinic has operated for years.
ModernHealthcare, by Vince Galloro, 10/13/11