April 26, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich



April 26, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News.

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Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations

Looking ahead, Noseworthy paves way for growth

Editor's note: The Mayo Clinic is working to stay at the forefront of healthcare delivery and medical research in an era of retrenchment in public resources. Modern Healthcare Washington Bureau Chief Jessica Zigmond caught up with Mayo Clinic President and CEO Dr. John Noseworthy during a visit to the nation's capital this month. They discussed the newest round of Medicare cuts, healthcare reform, big data and Mayo's unusual effort to draw state support for a major expansion in its home base, Rochester, Minn. Here is an edited excerpt.

Reach: Modern Healthcare, published by Crain Communications, is a healthcare news weekly that provides hospital executives with healthcare business news. The magazine specifically covers healthcare policy, Medicare/Medicaid, and healthcare from a business perspective. It also publishes a daily e-newsletter titled Modern Healthcare's Daily Dose. The weekly publication has a circulation of more than 70,000 and its on-line site receives more than 29,700 unique visitors each month.

Context: Americans want and deserve excellent health care — whether they are visiting a primary care physician for a checkup, having surgery or need more complex care — but many wonder how they and the nation will afford it. In remarks recently to the National Press Club, Mayo Clinic President and CEO John Noseworthy, M.D., outlined three steps health care providers and policymakers should take to create high-quality, patient-centered care at lower costs.

News Release: Americans Want, Deserve Excellent Health Care; Mayo Clinic CEO Outlines How to Create It
NPCLuncheonTranscript: Three Imperatives to Transform Health Care in America

Public Affairs Contact: Sharon Theimer

Modern Healthcare
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John Noseworthy, Mayo Clinic president and CEO is No. 2 on the list. The honorees were chosen by readers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare and Modern Physician for their leadership in the varied sectors of the industry, whether provider organizations, government agencies, associations, insurers or supplier companies.

Roll Call
Noseworthy: Not All Health Care Is Equal
By John Noseworthy, M.D.

In America, we’ve come to expect the best of everything. However, when it comes to health care, we pay more in this country than anywhere else in the world — yet the United States falls behind other countries on measures of health outcomes. Millions of Americans do not have or cannot afford the health care they need. We need to rethink how we pay for health care and develop differentiated payment models across the spectrum of primary, intermediate and complex care.

Reach: Modern Healthcare Roll Call is a source for Congressional news and information both inside the Beltway and beyond. Roll Call, which is published by the Economist Group, features reporting, analysis and columns as well as up-to-the-minute news of the legislative and political maneuvers that happen every day on Capitol Hill. Print circulation is more than 18,600 readers and its on-line site receives more than 202,000 unique vistors each month.

Context: John Noseworthy, M.D. is president and CEO of Mayo Clinic.

Public Affairs Contact: Sharon Theimer

Wall Street Journal
Mayo Clinic's Upmarket Move
by Jack Nicas

The Mayo Clinic has big plans to join other top-flight medical centers in an expensive fight for well-heeled patients, but it faces a problem: Its sleepy hometown needs a face-lift. Mayo, the biggest private employer in Minnesota, is proposing to invest $3 billion to $3.5 billion over 20 years to transform its already big operation here into a "destination medical center."… Mayo is in danger of falling behind such rivals in more attractive and accessible cities, said Bradly Narr, Mayo's head of anesthesiology and medical director of the planned expansion.

Circulation: The Wall Street Journal, a US-based newspaper published by Dow Jones & Company, is tops in newspaper circulation in America with an average circulation of 2 million copies on weekdays.

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Star Tribune
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Public Affairs Contacts: Karl Oestreich, Bryan Anderson

Support for organ donation on the rise
by Jeron Rennie

There are over 100,000 people in the U.S waiting for a kidney and nearly 16,000 waiting for a liver. The good news for them is many people would be willing to donate theirs. The Mayo Clinic conducted a survey to see how people’s opinion changed on donating one of their organs. What they found was that compared to a 2001 study, the willingness to donate an organ to a stranger has nearly doubled. “85 percent of people were willing to donate their kidneys or a part of their liver to a loved one but almost half were willing to donate to somebody that they didn’t know which we were really surprised by,” said Dr. Julie Heimbach, Surgical Director of the Liver Transplant Program.

Reach: KIMT 3 serves the Mason City-Austin-Albert Lea-Rochester market.

Additional Coverage: HealthDay, Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsday

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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.

News Release: Mayo Clinic Poll Shows Half of Americans Would Consider Donating a Kidney to a Stranger

Public Affairs Contact: Ginger Plumbo

Phoenix Business Journal
Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix tops for teaching
by Angela Gonzales

Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix topped the list of Consumer Reports’ safest teaching hospitals nationwide. Its sister hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. was No. 2 on that list, followed by Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wis., Brown Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich., Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, Conn., and Mayo Clinic-Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

Reach: The Phoenix Business Journal is published by American City Business Journals which owns more than 40 other local business newspapers.

Context: Mayo Clinic Hospital, located on the Phoenix campus, has 268 licensed beds with 21 operating rooms, an urgent care/emergency room, a transplant center and a full-service clinical laboratory. It also offers diagnostic imaging and noninvasive heart tests, and lung testing services. Mayo Clinic Hospital opened in the fall of 1998 and is the first hospital designed and built by Mayo Clinic.

Public Affairs Contact: Jim McVeigh

The Peorian
OSF Healthcare joins Mayo Clinic network

OSF Healthcare System, already one of the nation's largest and strongest health care networks, got even stronger Friday when it became part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Becoming only the 16th member of the network will enable physicians in the OSF system, including OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, to work with the expert physicians at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic to bring patients the best possible care and treatment for whatever ails them, officials said during a news conference at St. Francis on Friday.

Reach: The Peorian is a Bimonthly Digital and Print Magazine, Weekly Television Program, and Online Community with News and Features. Peoria is the largest city on the Illinois River and the county seat of Peoria County, Ill. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 115,007. The Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 373,590 in 2011.

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Context: Mayo Clinic announced April 19 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.

News Release: llinois-based OSF HealthCare Joins Mayo Clinic Care Network

Public Affairs Contact: Bryan Anderson

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