On Sept. 19, 2012, NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) and the
Mayo Clinic announced that NorthShore will be affiliated as a member of the Mayo
Clinic Care Network. NorthShore, which operates four hospitals in the northern
suburbs of Chicago, entered into a multiyear agreement with Mayo that will allow
NorthShore patients quick access to Mayo specialists and research in
cardiovascular, cancer and neurological cases. In addition, NorthShore
physicians will have access to the Mayo Clinic’s electronic medical record and
advanced data collection systems to develop best care practices, enhanced
clinical decision making and improved patient outcomes. The multiyear agreement,
which is scheduled to begin on Oct. 1, 2012, formalizes a longstanding
relationship between NorthShore and Mayo.
NorthShore is the most recent health system to join the Mayo Clinic Care
Network. The Mayo Clinic Care Network represents nonownership relationships.
Members are organizations that share similar philosophies on patient care and a
goal of improving the delivery of healthcare in their communities through
high-quality, collaborative medical care.