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Mayo Clinic Care Network adds Pennsylvania hospital

Mayo Clinic Care Network has expanded to include a Pennsylvania hospital.

St. Clair Hospital was added to Mayo's wide-reaching network last week, according to a Mayo news release. The Pittsburgh-based facility is described as a "nationally recognized acute care medical center with 2,300 employees and 550 physicians."

While the facility remains independent and locally governed, it also gains access to Mayo's research and promotes clinical collaboration. It's being touted as a way to "help patients get answers to complex medical questions while staying close to home."

"St. Clair is proud to be selected as the newest member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network," said James M. Collins, president and CEO of St. Clair Hospital. "This clinical collaboration with Mayo – unique in western Pennsylvania – is rooted in our common philosophy. It will provide our physicians the expertise of Mayo Clinic to assist them as they treat challenging medical cases – at no additional cost to patients and insurers."

St. Clair Hospital becomes the latest facility to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network, which was launched in 2011. It now includes more than 40 organizations across the globe, including members in the U.S., Mexico, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.

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David Hayes, director of Mayo Clinic Care Network, called the addition of the Pennsylvania hospital a "great opportunity" to add a like-minded facility.

"Our goal in the network is to identify and work closely with like-minded organizations to enhance the delivery of care," Hayes said. "We've found so many similarities — not just in our commitment to quality and value for patients, but in our approach to clinical collaboration. This is a great opportunity for us to work together."

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