2016 ANNUAL REPORT
Mayo Clinic and NorthBay Working Together
NorthBay Healthcare joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network in 2016, becoming the first in Northern California to be part of a select network of health care providers committed to serving patients and their families through collaboration.
The care network membership gives NorthBay Healthcare access to the latest Mayo Clinic knowledge and enables collaboration between NorthBay physicians and Mayo Clinic specialists to benefit patients. The mutual goal of NorthBay Healthcare and Mayo Clinic is to help patients get answers to complex medical questions — and peace of mind — while staying close to home.
“Long admiring Mayo Clinic from afar, I was struck by how much NorthBay and Mayo share a vision of why we exist and how we do what we do,” said Gary J. Passama, president and CEO of NorthBay Healthcare. “We want our friends, families and neighbors in Solano County to live longer, happier, healthier lives. Collaborating with others to provide the best care possible for patients is part of Mayo Clinic's culture and part of ours.”
Added Elnora Cameron, vice president of Strategic Development for NorthBay, who orchestrated the successful application to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network, “As a member, NorthBay joined the care network because it provides a robust clinical connection among physicians and other clinical providers to benefit our patients and our community.”
NorthBay physicians have access to network services and information, including:
- AskMayoExpert: Gives NorthBay Healthcare physicians access to a database for reference at the point of care to offer the latest Mayo Clinic-vetted information on the management, care and treatment of a variety of medical conditions.
- Mayo eConsults: Allows NorthBay Healthcare physicians to connect electronically and directly with Mayo Clinic specialists for more input on a patient's care.
- Health Care Consulting: Enables NorthBay to learn more about Mayo's clinical, operational and business models, including how they are designed and implemented.
- eTumor Board Conferences: Invites NorthBay Healthcare physicians to present and discuss complex cancer cases with a multidisciplinary panel of Mayo Clinic specialists and other network members.
NorthBay physicians continue to build meaningful clinical collaborations with Mayo Clinic in specialties including oncology, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics and more. At year's end, NorthBay physicians had used the benefits of the network to ensure the best care for 81 local residents.
NorthBay Healthcare providers also access Mayo Clinic's extensive library of patient education materials and augment their continuing education by watching Mayo Clinic Grand Rounds — medical lectures featuring Mayo Clinic physicians and scientists.
At the announcement celebration in May, Keith Cannon, M.D., medical director, Southwest Region, Mayo Clinic Care Network, welcomed NorthBay Healthcare to the network.
“Over the past year, we've taken time to get well-acquainted, and NorthBay's commitment to meeting patients' needs and serving the community resonates with Mayo Clinic's deeply held values. We look forward to working together,” he said.
NorthBay Healthcare and other members of the care network underwent a rigorous evaluation before joining the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The members remain independent, but share Mayo Clinic's commitment to improve the quality and delivery of health care. Launched in 2011, the Mayo Clinic Care Network has more than 45 member organizations in the U.S., Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dubai and Singapore.