by Jeremy Olson
Mayo Clinic is opening a women’s health center to provide holistic and tailored care — not just in gender-specific fields such as breast health and gynecology, but in broader areas of medicine where the needs of women have been overlooked or misunderstood. Launched late last month through a $5 million donation by Penny and Bill George and the George Family Foundation, the Center for Women’s Health seeks to copy Mayo’s Executive Health Program for high-profile and high-dollar clients and provide similar, comprehensive care for women. The center will “set a new national standard for women’s health care, providing personalized care that considers women as partners in their health care,” said Dr. Stephanie Faubion, director of the new center on Mayo’s Rochester, Minn., campus. “The center’s goal is to become a destination for women’s health care where patients are not only treated for a specific condition, but also empowered with the tools and knowledge they need to improve their overall health and wellness.”
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Context: Mayo Clinic has received a combined gift of $5 million from Penny and Bill George, and the George Family Foundation, to create the innovative Center for Women's Health. The center will be a destination where women will receive personalized, holistic health care that is tailored to meet their needs throughout their lives.
"Our gift represents a significant investment in shifting the ways women interact with health care at Mayo Clinic, one of the premier health care institutions in the U.S.," says Penny George. "Mayo Clinic has long been known for its Executive Health Program. This program will mirror the success of that approach but take it a step further. The focus will be not only on women, but also on integrative health and healing practices that will go hand in hand with traditional medicine — an approach we've been advancing through our work over the past two decades." You can read more about the gift here.