April 19, 2013
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Mayo makes another push into Illinois
By Peter Frost
The Mayo Clinic, one of the most recognized names in health care, is continuing its push into Illinois with a new affiliation with OSF HealthCare, the fourth-largest health care provider in the state. The partnership, announced Friday, comes about six months after Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo announced a similar arrangement with NorthShore Univeristy HealthSystem, which operates four hospitals in Chicago's northern suburbs.
Circulation: The Chicago Tribune’s average weekday circulation is more about 425,000. Average Sunday circulation is more than 781,000. According to the Tribune, its newspaper reaches more than five million consumers while covering 76% of the market.
Context: Mayo Clinic today announced that OSF HealthCare passed Mayo's rigorous review process to become the newest member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. OSF, the fourth-largest health care provider in Illinois, is an integrated health system owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. OSF provides state-of-the-art, compassionate care to more than 3.7 million people in the communities it serves throughout Illinois and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Mayo Clinic Care Network represents non-ownership relationships. The primary goal of the Mayo Clinic Care Network is to help people gain the benefits of Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise close to home, ensuring that patients need to travel for care only when necessary. The Care Network launched in 2011, and now has member organizations based in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota and Puerto Rico.
Public Affairs Contact: Bryan Anderson
Rochester town hall focuses on Mayo Clinic expansion plan
by Elizabeth Baier
The hour-long forum focused on what Rochester needs to do to retain Mayo Clinic and improve infrastructure over the next 20 years. Mayo Clinic's proposal is still making its way through the state Legislature…"We can handle the growth. This is a fantastic opportunity we have here," Bier said. "I'm sorry I'm getting a little emotional, but we can provide jobs for people, my kids and your kids. We will have some bumps. But the clinic has been here; they've been a pretty good darn employer."
Reach: Minnesota Public Radio operates 43 stations and serves virtually all of Minnesota and parts of the surrounding states. MPR has more than 100,000 members and more than 900,000 listeners each week, which is the largest audience of any regional public radio network.
Other Destination Medical Center Coverage:
DMC Town Hall offered public a voice to the experts
Duluth News Tribune
Local view: Keep great care in our backyard
On Dec. 2, 2011, my cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., informed me just how grave my situation was. After five days of medical tests, I knew I would need to be placed on the UNOS, or United Network of Organ Sharing, a waiting list for a new heart. What I didn’t know — or expect — was that my condition, congestive heart failure, had worsened quickly, and I would need two life-saving transplants to survive: a heart and now a liver...
Mayo proposal is one of necessary vision
Mayo proposal: Hard to oppose, but for the laws of nature
MPR, Mayo's Saint Marys Hospital a priority for expansion
Additional DMC Coverage: Pioneer Press, MinnPost, Spring Grove Herald, Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal, MPR, Winona Daily News, Pioneer Press, Star Tribune, MPR, WCCO, KAAL, Star Tribune, Duluth News Tribune, WQOW, Star Tribune
Context: On Jan. 30, Mayo Clinic announced Destination Medical Center (DMC), a $5 billion economic development initiative to secure Minnesota’s status as a global medical destination center now and in the future. The goal of DMC is to ensure that Minnesota and Mayo Clinic are destinations for medical care in the coming decades. This initiative is the culmination of a three-year study by Mayo Clinic to chart its future business strategy in an increasingly complex, competitive and global business environment.
Video: DMC By the Numbers
Mayo participates in Alzheimer’s study
Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida participated in a nationwide study that found minor differences between genes that contribute to late-onset Alzheimer’s disease in African-Americans and in Caucasians. The study, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, was the first to look at the genetics of a large number of African-Americans diagnosed with this common form of Alzheimer’s disease.
Context: Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida participated in a nationwide study that found minor differences between genes that contribute to late-onset Alzheimer's disease in African-Americans and in Caucasians. The study, published April 10 in The Journal of the American Medical Association, was the first to look at the genetics of a large number of African-Americans diagnosed with this common form of Alzheimer's disease (1,968 patients) compared to 3,928 normal elderly African-American control participants.
Public Affairs Contact: Kevin Punsky
Mayo survey finds growing support for organ donation
Mayo Clinic has conducted a survey that shows "the public's support for both living and deceased organ donation is increasing." According to Mayo, 84 percent of respondents said they would be very or somewhat likely to donate a kidney, or part of a liver, to a close friend or family member "and an astounding 49 percent said they would be very or somewhat likely to consider donating a kidney to someone they have never met."
Circulation: The Post-Bulletin has a weekend readership of nearly 45,000 people and daily readership of more than 41,000 people. The newspaper serves Rochester, Minn., and southeast Minnesota.
Additional Coverage: RedOrbit
Context: Good news for anyone needing a transplant; a new Mayo Clinic survey shows that the public's support for both living and deceased organ donation is increasing. Eighty-four percent of respondents said they would be very or somewhat likely to consider donating a kidney or a portion of their liver to a close friend or family member in need, and an astounding 49 percent said they would be very or somewhat likely to consider donating a kidney to someone they have never met, which is often referred to as altruistic or "Good Samaritan" kidney donation.
Public Affairs Contact: Ginger Plumbo
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