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Mayo Clinic released a new DNA product with Helix, a personal genomics company, called “Mayo Clinic GeneGuide.” The DNA-powered product provides healthy individuals with genetic testing and insights with a focus on education.
Five Mayo Clinic sites have received the Vizient 2018 Bernard A. Birnbaum, M.D., Quality Leadership Award for high-quality patient care. This award honors superior performance among academic medical centers and community hospitals nationwide for delivering safe, timely, effective, efficient, and equitable patient-centered care.
WuXi Diagnostics, a joint venture between WuXi AppTec Group and Mayo Clinic, recently received the 2018 MedTech Insight Award for the Best Alliance.
Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., Carlson and Nelson Endowed Director, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, presented six ways precision medicine has further advanced into patient care over the past year.
First responders choose their careers for many reasons, including working with the public, creating safe communities for everyone to enjoy, and saving lives. Join and help promote the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program in its “Battle of the Badges” blood donation challenge, which supports Olmsted County’s first responders.
Experts in individualized medicine—the concept of shaping health care based on lifestyle, environment, and genetic code—will be in Rochester September 12–13 to present how the newest discoveries can be applied to personalized health care.
Mayo Clinic implemented a patient blood-management program in 2010 on its Rochester campus and has since experienced a 35-percent reduction of blood transfusions, improving patient outcomes and achieving significant savings. Using best practices from the program, Mayo Medical Laboratories collaborated with National Decision Support Company (NDSC) to combine Mayo’s clinical knowledge with NDSC’s industry-leading expertise in electronic health record clinical-decision support.
Mayo Clinic was named the best hospital in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 29th annual “Best Hospitals Honor Roll” published online on August 14. Mayo Clinic also ranked No. 1 in more specialties than any other hospital in the country.
Bonner General Health in Sandpoint, Idaho, has selected Mayo Medical Laboratories as its primary reference laboratory. This selection gives Bonner General Health access to Mayo Clinic’s extensive menu of laboratory tests and clinical expertise.
Mayo Clinic has again received a top score on the Disability Equality Index, or DEI, and designation as a 2018 Disability Equality Index Best Place to Work.