March 5, 2014
Yampa Valley Medical Center
For Immediate Release
Yampa Valley Medical Center and Mayo Clinic Announce Collaboration
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo — Mayo Clinic and Yampa Valley Medical Center officials announced today that the Steamboat Springs hospital is the newest member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The network connects Mayo Clinic and health care providers who are interested in working together to enhance the delivery of locally provided high quality health care. Yampa Valley Medical Center is the second hospital in Colorado to be invited to join the network.
“We are pleased to announce this collaboration with Mayo Clinic,” said Frank May, CEO, Yampa Valley Medical Center. “We share a common philosophy and commitment to improve the delivery of health care and now our relationship through the Mayo Clinic Care Network will allow our physicians and providers to have access to Mayo’s knowledge and expertise to best address the needs of our patients in northwest Colorado.”
Yampa Valley Medical Center providers now have access to Mayo Clinic resources to enhance patient care, including the latest Mayo-vetted medical information through its AskMayoExpert database and electronic consulting that connects physicians with Mayo Clinic experts on questions of diagnosis, therapy or care management.
“This honor is a direct reflection of the teamwork of all of our caregivers and their dedication. Clearly this relationship with Mayo will enhance our mission of providing outstanding healthcare to those we serve through safe, personalized, quality care” said Ron Spangler, chair of the Board of Trustees, Yampa Valley Medical Center.
“It’s a pleasure to formalize this relationship with Yampa Valley Medical Center,” said Wyatt Decker, MD, vice president of Mayo Clinic and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Arizona. “Collaborating with other medical providers to provide the best possible care for patients has always been part of Mayo Clinic’s culture, and the network helps us work closer together, in new ways, to enhance the lives of patients.”
“The physician community is excited about this collaboration,” said Larry Bookman, DO, Chief Medical Officer at YVMC. “We see it as an opportunity to access the latest research and treatment recommendations from Mayo Clinic in order to provide excellent care close to home.”
Yampa Valley Medical Center is a full-service, acute-care hospital that provides medical services to more than 51,000 outpatients annually in northwest Colorado. Founded in 1946, the non-profit medical center provides general medical and emergency care along with surgical services, cancer care, and a Family Birth Place with a Special Care Nursery. Yampa Valley Medical Center also provides comprehensive therapy and rehabilitation services.
The Mayo Clinic Care Network represents non-ownership relationships. Members of the network remain independent and share a goal of improving the delivery of health care in their communities through high-quality, collaborative medical care. Launched in 2011, the Mayo Clinic Care Network now has members in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Dakota and Wisconsin as well as Puerto Rico and Mexico.
About Yampa Valley Medical Center
Yampa Valley Medical Center is a non-profit, non-tax-supported, independent community hospital dedicated to serving the needs of residents throughout northwest Colorado and visitors from around the world. The 39-bed, full-service, acute-care hospital provides medical services to more than 51,000 outpatients annually, including general medical and emergency care; surgical services; cancer care; and a Family Birth Place with a Special Care Nursery. Yampa Valley Medical Center also provides comprehensive therapy and rehabilitation services.
About Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from walks of life. For more information, visit www.mayoclinic.org/about/ and www.mayoclinic.org/news.