Baton Rouge General, The Baton Rouge Clinic begin collaboration with Mayo’s
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Baton Rouge General (BRG) and The Baton Rouge Clinic
(the Clinic) are the newest members of the
Mayo Clinic Care Network, a group of independent health systems selected to work with Mayo Clinic
to offer world-class care to patients and communities around the country.
BRG and the Clinic are the first health care organizations in Louisiana
to join the Network. Through this collaboration, both care providers will
have access to Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise, including its research,
diagnostic and treatment resources.
Patients, through their physician, will have access to the latest Mayo
Clinic research and treatment recommendations at no additional cost and
close to home. By combining their trusted local physicians’ understanding
of their unique medical needs with Mayo Clinic expertise, patients can
often avoid the expense and inconvenience of additional appointments and travel.
“We know that patients want more access and convenience, a shift
that is fundamentally changing the way we provide care,” said Edgardo
Tenreiro, CEO of Baton Rouge General. “This collaboration means
our patients can work with their existing BRG physician to take advantage
of Mayo Clinic’s research and resources, without leaving their homes
Mayo Clinic developed the first integrated, multispecialty group practice
more than 150 years ago. It is now the largest nonprofit group practice
in the world, serving about 1.3 million patients annually. Mayo Clinic
health care providers across medical specialties work together to advance
medical knowledge through research and education, and apply that knowledge
to patient care.
“As we explored the potential for collaboration with Mayo Clinic,
it was clear that our values are remarkably similar,” said Dr. Louis
Minsky, Chief of Staff at BRG. “From a physician’s perspective,
I look forward to using their resources to strengthen patient relationships
and preserve their ability to obtain the best care here at home.”
As a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, BRG and the Clinic may have
- AskMayoExpert: Point-of-care tool that offers concise clinical information
on hundreds of medical conditions and includes medical protocols, recommendations
for treatment, and medical references. The database can be used wherever
health care is provided.
- eConsults: BRG and the Clinic physicians can contact Mayo Clinic specialists
for second opinions on specific patient cases when they believe additional
input will benefit their patients.
- eBoards: Live video conferences enable BRG and the Clinic medical teams
to review and discuss complex cases with a Mayo Clinic multidisciplinary
panel and other doctors within the Mayo Clinic Care Network.
- Health Care Consulting: As a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, physicians
can access Mayo's extensive experience, knowledge and subspecialty
expertise to attain clinical, operational and business goals.
- Staff from BRG and the Clinic also can use patient education materials
and access opportunities for professional development and continuous medical
“When our four founding physicians started The Baton Rouge Clinic
in 1946 they understood the value of physicians working together to improve
patient care. And today, we continue to build upon that belief as we join
the Mayo Clinic Care Network with Baton Rouge General,” says Ed
Silvey, CEO of The Baton Rouge Clinic. “Our relationship with Mayo
Clinic gives our physicians access to Mayo Clinic research and resources
– to treat patients close to home.”
The hospital system was vetted together with Baton Rouge Clinic as part
of the Mayo Clinic Care Network’s comprehensive evaluation process.
This included on-site visits and an in-depth review of the organizations’
governance structure, clinical practice and business practices, as well
as its quality, safety and service efforts.
"We are pleased to welcome Baton Rouge General and the Baton Rouge
Clinic to the network," said Dr. Ryan Uitti, Medical Director of
the Mayo Clinic Care Network's Southeast Region. “Both health
care organizations have a long history of improving the health and well-being
of the community through dedicated, high-quality care. We look forward
to working with Baton Rouge General and Baton Rouge Clinic, collaborating
to complement specialty expertise and enhance locally provided care."
Mayo Clinic launched the Mayo Clinic Care Network in 2011. It has more
than 40 member organizations across the U.S. and in Asia, Mexico and the
Middle East. For more information, visit
About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community
hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General
opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community
with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital
since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as an affiliate of Tulane University
School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including
a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine
Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine
Fellowship Program. For more information, visit
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About The Baton Rouge Clinic, AMC
The Baton Rouge Clinic is recognized as the premier multispecialty clinic
in the region, bringing an excellent level of care to more than 250,000
patients throughout Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas. From everyday
health care needs to highly specialized medical services, you can trust
The Baton Rouge Clinic to provide clinical excellence and compassionate
care for your entire family. After all, The Baton Rouge Clinic has been
caring for generations for over 70 years. For more information visit
The Baton Rouge Clinic website, find
The Baton Rouge Clinic on Facebook and follow
The Baton Rouge Clinic on Twitter.