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When you or a loved one are in need of health care, it's now easier than ever to receive Mayo Clinic care close to home.
Mayo Clinic Health System in your community brings Mayo Clinic care to you. In addition to primary care, you and your loved ones have access to high-quality medical specialty, surgical, emergency and hospital care without having to travel far. Read how Gayle and Linda got care close to home.
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What's changed locally?
Mayo Clinic is invested in providing world-class expertise, services, technologies and facilities at local and regional medical centers so you and your loved ones can not only get better but also live well close to home. Our efforts to add new experts in new fields, expand access to existing services and invest in the newest medical technologies increased in recent years. We’re working to improve the value of the care delivered to you and your family.
Who cares for you at mayo clinic health system?The local providers who you know and trust – the people who speak your language, put you at ease and know your family – work to get to know your unique needs to help ensure you as well as your loved ones receive the right Mayo care when and where they need it. Most of the time, your provider and other health care team members including nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in the primary care setting will be able to take care of your needs. When you need specialized care, medical specialty and surgical providers will be able to meet the majority of those needs locally. For the most highly specialized care, your local providers may connect you with subspecialists on our Rochester campus. A shared electronic health record helps ensure any necessary transfer is seamless with the care you’ve received close to home.
Local providers are mayo clinic experts
All of our local medical and surgical specialists are part of the Mayo Clinic Community Division of their specialty. Specialists in each division – whether it’s cardiology, oncology or orthopedics – partner with and collaborate on best practices for patient care across Mayo Clinic. When you’re seeing a specialist locally, you can have peace of mind knowing you’re getting the best care Mayo Clinic offers.
Many of our local specialists also spend part of their work week seeing patients and performing procedures at our Rochester campus. It’s another way they share best practices and consult with one another to make sure patients locally get the best care. Our providers travel so you don’t have to.
Did you know?
When our providers collaborate with their colleagues, advanced treatments emerge to help improve your quality of life. Darryl Barnes, M.D., Orthopedics and Sports Medicine physician in Austin, collaborated with colleagues to invent a new micro-invasive ultrasonic tendon treatment to remove damaged tendon and ligament tissues. This ultrasonic technology offers great relief if you have tendinosis issues such as rotator cuff tendonitis and plantar fasciitis.
Consistent expert care everywhereSometimes your provider will need to request laboratory, x-ray or other tests to figure out the source of your medical issue. Our providers across all of Mayo Clinic follow the same protocols for testing and treatment of many common conditions. That means you can expect consistent care at all of our locations – from the smallest clinic in Southeast Minnesota to our Rochester campus. No more redundant testing. Anyone who cares for you along the way will also have access to your test results via our shared electronic health record.
With Advanced technology, healing begins sooner
Our local medical centers have advanced technologies you don’t often expect in small communities.
From diagnostic equipment to remote monitoring equipment to minimally invasive treatment technologies, our local teams ensure you get diagnosed accurately and treated more quickly so healing begins sooner.
Did you know?
Our MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanners in several communities provide the highest-quality images to help doctors make quicker, more accurate diagnoses. Our MRI scanners offer capabilities identical to those on our Rochester campus.
Our advanced mammography machines allow for 3D (tomosynthesis) images which help doctors better detect breast cancer earlier.
Our CT (computed tomography) scanners provide the highest-quality images with 40 percent less radiation dose.
Our Intensive Care Units (ICU) are equipped with sophisticated telemedicine equipment to provide Enhanced Critical Care services. If you find yourself in a local ICU, you will be cared for at the bedside by local hospital experts and also monitored remotely by subspecialists – doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses trained in critical care – who work 24/7 on our Rochester campus.
Every second counts during a stroke. If you come to our Emergency Department (ED) with stroke symptoms, our local ED experts will immediately initiate a telemedicine connection with neurology subspecialists available 24/7 on our Rochester campus. This will help reduce your risk of long-term disability or death resulting from stroke.
In the rare event that mom or baby has a complication during labor and delivery that requires a subspecialist, our OB/GYN providers will initiate a telemedicine connection with neonatologists available 24/7 on our Rochester campus. Using a tablet in the delivery room, eDelivery allows for immediate highly specialized guidance and observation of mom and baby.
Micro-invasive ultrasonic technology available in Austin and Albert Lea offers immediate relief if you have tendinosis issues such as rotator cuff tendonitis and plantar fasciitis.