January - March 2013 Edition: Naples Health

The Care Network Mayo’s reputation was on the mind of NCH’s Dr. Weiss a few years ago when he bumped into Denis Cortese, the then-CEO of Mayo, at a national healthcare conference. Mayo had by that time expanded by opening facilities in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Jacksonville, Fla. But Dr. Weiss believed that NCH and Mayo shared core values. And he knew that Jacksonville was still rather distant from Southwest Florida. “I asked him, ‘Has Mayo ever considered doing things with other institutions?’” Dr. Weiss recalls. “Not long after that, Dr. William Rupp, the CEO of Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, came down, and we started a dialogue. We realized our cultures and goals were very similar.” The two decided that NCH might be a good fit to become part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Launched in 2011, the Care Network now has members in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire and North Dakota. The non-ownership relationships are based on the shared goal of improv- ing the delivery of healthcare through high quality collaborative medical care. Continuing interest by every member of the staff in the professional prog- ress of every other member. In 1975, Dr. Emmerson Ward, then- Chair of the Board of Governors, added a fourth: A willingness to change in response to the changing needs of society. Mayo’s guiding principles What has made Mayo Clinic so respected and well known? The answer rests in the principles laid down by its founders and embraced by those who followed them. According to Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic, a book written by Leonard Berry and Kent Seltman, toward the end of his life Dr. William Mayo put forth three conditions he believed essential for the ongoing suc- cess of Mayo: Continuing pursuit of the ideal of service and not profit. Continuing primary and sincere con- cern for the care and welfare of each individual patient.

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