Massachusetts General Hospital has built an important relationship with 纽约医院, along with several other community hospitals in the northeast. In collaboration with these affiliates, Mass General provides sub-specialty care to patients in convenient, 本地设置.
Massachusetts General Hospital Affiliation
纽约医院 and Massachusetts General Hospital announced in 2014 that the two institutions have a formalized incremental clinical affiliation to share resources and expertise to better serve the people of the Maine Seacoast and Southern Maine.
According to 纽约医院 President Jud Knox: “This collaboration is the culmination of a shared viewpoint that the best place to care for patients is within their own community whenever possible. If the expertise and resources can be brought to the patient, then that’s what this collaboration will allow us to do.”
The relationship originated in 2007 when Massachusetts General Hospital entered an agreement with 纽约医院 to provide remote telestroke services to York patients. 从那时起, physicians and patients have had real-time 24/7 access to Mass General’s expert stroke neurologists via TeleHealth video connection. The successful program has averaged four to six patients a month, with approximately one-third requiring air transport to the Boston teaching hospital.
Not limited solely to virtual visits, the collaboration has expanded over time to include Massachusetts General Hospital’s team of experts providing on-site consulting concerning best practice guidelines, education and transfer assistance for physicians and staff in Oncology, 急救护理, 紧急护理, 护理质量, 儿科 and other 纽约医院 services.
另外, with the expanded relationship, those patients who require treatment or coordination of highly complex disorders will benefit from a more seamless transfer to MassGeneral.
Massachusetts General Hospital President Peter L. 斯莱文, MD, calls the expanded relationship with York a prime example of how hospitals can work together across state lines to coordinate care. “This collaboration enables us to further extend the specialized expertise from a Boston academic medical center into an outstanding community hospital in Southern Maine,斯莱文说. “Our focus is to continue fostering connections among clinicians that lead to the best possible care for patients and families.”
最终, what both Massachusetts General and 纽约医院s hope to accomplish through this clinical affiliation is to bring an elevated level of medical expertise to our patients who need it most, allowing them to heal more quickly, within the community they care for and the community hospital that cares for them.