Guthrie Cortland Medical Center Now has Special Access to Mayo Clinic Services

April 16, 2019

After joining the Guthrie healthcare system, Guthrie Cortland Medical Center (GCMC) now has access to the tools and services of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. 

GCMC has access to the latest Mayo Clinic knowledge and promotes physician collaboration that complements local expertise. Guthrie is one of more than 40 independent health systems worldwide that has been carefully vetted by Mayo Clinic and granted special access to their knowledge and resources.

“Guthrie’s collaboration with Mayo Clinic is great for our patients and gives Guthrie Regional Medical Practice doctors one more tool to provide comprehensive cancer care right here in our community,” said Mark Webster, President of Guthrie Cortland Medical Center. “Guthrie Regional Medical Practice doctors can combine their understanding of our patients’ unique medical needs with Mayo Clinic expertise, enhancing the care of patients need, close to home,” said Webster. 

With access to the tools and services of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, GCMC will work with Mayo to share medical knowledge and collaborate in ways that will benefit patients and the community. 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.

  • Health care 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.

  • Patient education materials:

Guthrie providers also have access to Mayo’s extensive library of patient education materials and can view archived grand rounds that feature presentations by Mayo physicians and scientists.

Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from a twelve-county service area. Guthrie is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and is the first health system based in Pennsylvania and New York to join this network. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Towanda, Pa., Troy, Pa. and Cortland, N.Y., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 325 physicians and 210 advanced practice providers offering 47 specialties through a regional office network providing primary and specialty care in 22 communities in Pennsylvania and New York. In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at seven convenient Med Supply Depot locations. Guthrie provides a wide range of services and programs to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.