Guthrie Health has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a national network of health care providers, officials announced Tuesday.

SAYRE, PA. | Guthrie Health has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a national network of health care providers, officials announced Tuesday.

The agreement gives Guthrie access to the latest Mayo Clinic knowledge and promotes physician collaboration, according to Guthrie officials.

“Joining the Mayo Clinic Care Network was a natural fit for Guthrie, and we feel it makes sense for both our organizations,” said Joseph Scopelliti, Guthrie president and CEO. “We share a history with Mayo Clinic, as Guthrie was modeled after Mayo when Dr. Guthrie returned here from his residency training in Rochester, Minnesota, over 100 years ago.”

Scopelliti said, as healthcare continues to become more complex, Guthrie saw the value of working together with a nationally known provider to respond quickly to the health care needs of patients.

“We pursued a relationship with Mayo Clinic because we share that integrated model of care and because our values and philosophy are so closely aligned,” Scopelliti said.

Network products and services include:

eConsults
Through electronic consultation requests, Guthrie specialists can work directly with Mayo specialists on questions related to complex cases, so that more patients can avoid unnecessary travel and gain peace of mind.

AskMayoExpert
Use of this Web-based medical resource gives Guthrie providers instant access to concise Mayo-vetted information on care guidelines, treatment recommendations and reference materials for medical conditions.

Healthcare consulting
Guthrie can tap into Mayo Clinic experience with practice, operational and business models to learn more about how they were designed and implemented.

eTumor Boards
Interactive Mayo Clinic conferences enable Guthrie providers to present and discuss management of complex cancer cases with a multidisciplinary panel of Mayo specialists and other network members.

“We’re very pleased to welcome Guthrie to the network,” said David Hayes, medical director at the Mayo Clinic Care Network. “This relationship gives us the opportunity to build on our uniquely similar cultures. We are expanding on a collaborative approach to medicine that is innovative, yet deeply familiar to both organizations.”

Guthrie and other members of the Mayo Clinic Care Network remain independent. Launched in 2011, the Mayo Clinic Care Network has more than 35 member organizations in the U.S., Mexico, Puerto Rico and Singapore.