Mission: To inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education and research.
Programs: Patient care (schedule o):patient care:mayo clinic, as an affiliated group of healthcare entities, is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group practice in the world. Doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy that the needs of the patient come first. Over 3,800 physicians and scientists and 51,000 allied health staff work at mayo clinic, which has sites in rochester, minnesota; jacksonville, florida; and scottsdale/phoenix, arizona. Collectively, the three locations treat more than half a million people each year. Mayo clinic also serves over 70 communities in the upper midwest and in georgia through mayo clinic health system. Mayo clinic is driven by its mission of providing the best patient care to every patient every day through integrated clinical practice, education, and research. As a not-for-profit institution, mayo clinic reinvests all of its net operating income back into programs that support this mission. Through its mission, mayo clinic enriches the communities in which it operates as well as the broader community by improving medicine through research, educating physicians and other health care providers, and providing care and support to people in need. Mayo clinic arizona (mca) is an arizona nonprofit corporation, tax-exempt as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code. Mca operates exclusively for educational, research and charitable purposes as well as for the clinical practice of medicine. Mca has been an international leader in patient care, health sciences research and medical education. Since opening in scottsdale in 1987, mca has evolved into an integrated multi-campus system that includes the mayo clinic building, the samuel c. Johnson research building and the mayo clinic collaborative research building in scottsdale, mayo clinic hospital and the mayo clinic specialty building in northeast phoenix and outpatient locations in scottsdale and glendale. Physicians at mca emphasize a unique team approach to delivering health care services and are dedicated to providing comprehensive diagnosis and treatment in more than 65 adult medical and surgical specialties (including programs in cancer treatment and organ transplantation) with careful attention to individual patient needs. Mca continues the tradition of leadership in medical practice, education and research first established in rochester, minnesota. The five-story outpatient mayo clinic building on the scottsdale campus includes approximately 425 exam and procedure rooms, an outpatient surgery center equipped for general anesthesia, a full-service laboratory, a pharmacy, a patient-education library, an endoscopy suite and a 188-seat auditorium for patient and physician-education. Mayo clinic hospital in north phoenix opened in october 1998 and is the only hospital planned, designed and built by mayo clinic. The hospital, which sits on a 210-acre site, serves patients from throughout the 50 states and 80 foreign countries. In arizona, mca serves nearly 100,000 patients each year with an integrated, team-based approach. Medical practice activities are an intrinsic part of the activities at mca. Medical practice activities at mca are intricately intertwined with research and educational activities. Mca has developed strategic collaborations in arizona, working with organizations with values that are consistent with mca's mission of serving patients. This sharing of key resources and capabilities among many outstanding organizations enables mca to provide programs and services for patients and their families that would not be possible otherwise. Some of these patient care collaborations include: arizona state university: there are numerous collaborations between arizona state university and mca. These include dual degree programs for mayo medical students, joint research initiatives, and collaborations within arts and humanities programs to benefit our patients and their families. Phoenix children's hospital: in 2003 mca partnered with phoenix children's hospital to introduce the valley's first pediatric bone marrow transplant (bmt) program, eliminating the need for families to temporarily move hundreds of miles away from home in order to care for and be near a child receiving treatment. As part of a unified system on multiple campuses, the bmt program at mca is one of the largest and most experienced in the world. In 2007, a unique collaboration between mca, phoenix children's hospital and arizona's pediatric cardiology consultants began providing continuity of care for patients with congenital heart disease - helping patients who reach adulthood to transition from pediatric to specialized adult medical care and receive treatment at mayo's phoenix campus. Translational genomics research institute (tgen): in 2003 mca and tgen began a unique research partnership that investigates biology, genetics and the targeted treatment of certain cancers and brings innovative research findings directly to the bedside of patients. Mca and tgen have formalized a strategic alignment that will allow tgen researchers to become members in the mayo clinic cancer center. Their membership will facilitate and enhance the collaboration between the faculty of both organizations on cancer research initiatives. Lodging for transplant and cancer patients: the arizona transplant house and the american cancer society hope lodge opened its new facility, the village at mayo clinic, on the phoenix campus of mca in june 2009. The three "casitas" that house patients and their caregivers provide a nurturing, home-away-from-home environment where patients undergoing a transplant or long-term chemotherapy can bond with fellow patients and provide support to each other - all while being close to their appointments at mayo clinic hospital and the mayo clinic specialty building. Hospice of the valley: mca and hospice of the valley have been working together for many years to provide excellent end-of-life care for patients with cancer and other diseases. Hospice of the valley has built an inpatient facility on the mayo clinic hospital campus in northeast phoenix. The structure is a private, homelike setting for patients providing for needs better met in an inpatient environment. There are 12 private rooms, a family area, kitchen and an area for staff. Families are welcome around the clock. There are plans to build a second structure to house additional patients on the phoenix campus. Mca is actively involved in national health care reform efforts in support of the belief that the needs of the patient come first. Mca has continued to raise awareness about the need for patient-centered reform, building on the work of several symposiums and conferences held over the past three years by the mayo clinic health policy center where participants discussed and compared health care reform recommendations within the context of regional health care issues faced by providers, payers, employers and patients throughout arizona. Mca provides care to persons covered by governmental programs and services are provided to both medicare and medicaid patients at substantial discounts from standard fees. Charity care is also provided for patients that are financially unable to pay for services provided. In 2013 the cost of charity care provided was approximately $9,871,400. The cost of uncompensated care provided to low income patients through medicaid was approximately $6,669,900. The cost of uncompensated care provided through medicare was approximately $223,032,000. In 2013, mca received donated services from 699 community volunteers, who provided approximately 76,298 hours, valued at approximately $1,720,520 based on the independent sector's average estimated hourly value of such services for 2013.
research (schedule o)research: mca's basic and clinical research activities are concentrated in the areas of cancer, metabolism, neurosciences, cardiovascular diseases and gi disorders/transplantation at its facilities located in scottsdale and phoenix, arizona. The samuel c. Johnson research building is a 75,000 square-foot facility on the scottsdale campus that provides space for scientific investigators, support staff, pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists. The second floor of the johnson research building is leased to the asu biomedical informatics department to further enhance the research collaborations between asu and mayo clinic. The mayo clinic collaborative research building, also on the scottsdale campus, is a 100,000 square foot biomedical research facility that houses a translational genomics institute (tgen) initiative called the center for drug development (td2), mayo clinic cancer researchers, as well as the mayo-asu center for metabolic and vascular biology collaborative research program. Ongoing clinical research trials at mca offer patients access to new investigational treatments before they become fda-approved and commercially available. In 2013, mca spent $50m on biomedical research of which $25m was derived from approximately 500 external grants and contracts from the federal government, charitable foundations and industry sponsors. Mca currently supports 260 fte's in research including 23 full-time career scientist and clinician investigators. Those same scientists host approximately 120 research fellows, associates, trainees, collaborators, and visiting scientists. Almost 800 scientific papers were published by mca staff in 2013. Mayo clinic in arizona has several research and clinical collaborations and clinical outreach partnerships with mountain park health system, maricopa integrated health system and the phoenix indian medical center. These collaborations are mainly related to cancer, neurosciences, transplantation medicine and cardiology.
education (schedule o) education: educating health care professionals has been a core mission of mayo clinic since the earliest days of the 20th century, when physicians from throughout the world traveled to rochester, minnesota to train with the mayo brothers. Mayo clinic in arizona opened in 1987 as a premiere academic medical center in the southwestern united states, where medical research and education are fully integrated with delivering the highest-quality patient care. In arizona, mayo clinic offers physician residency programs and fellowships in many medical and surgical specialties. The mayo clinic school of graduate medical education in arizona has 42 training programs. Of these, ten are residencies and 32 are sub-specialty based fellowship training. To complement exceptional didactic curriculum, mca offers hands-on training through simulation education in four environments educating over 6,300 learners: 1-multidisciplinary simulation center located on the 6th floor of the hospital;2-ayarza laparoscopic laboratory located on the 3rd floor of the multispecialty building;3-center for procedural innovation located on the concourse level of the mayo collaborative building; and 4-nursing skills laboratory located in the support building behind the hospital. Mca is committed to educating the next generation of physicians. Each year, more than 250 residents, fellows and medical student clerks complete educational assignments in arizona. In addition, mca offers robust educational training programs for allied health students through the school of health sciences, graduate students preparing for careers as biomedical scientists through mayo graduate school, and life long learners through courses provided by the mayo school of continuous professional development. Mayo and arizona state university have also collaborated to create a joint degree nursing program, which increases enrollment capacity for nursing students statewide. Students receive their training from the asu college of nursing curriculum. They are taught by faculty composed of master's-level registered nurses from mayo in classroom and laboratory learning space at mayo clinic hospital. Most recently announced is the redesign of the mayo medical school curriculum, incorporating principles of the science of healthcare delivery. This new design is the model for our national medical school spanning all three campuses. The expansion in arizona mirrors the campus in rochester, mn and in jacksonville, fl. Accommodations for students to complete their 3rd and 4th years of medical school are being completed. Efforts are underway to raise funds for the expansion and transformation of undergraduate medical education at mayo clinic. The growing relationship between mca and arizona state university (asu) has resulted in several collaborative efforts: the asu barrett honors college premedical scholars program is one example. This mayo clinic sponsored program will teach premedical students about the wide variety of interests and career opportunities available in medicine, and also encourage them to take an active role in community and humanitarian programs. The initiative pairs each student with a mayo clinic physician mentor and provides a number of active learning and growth opportunities, including: shadowing physicians from a variety of medical and surgical specialties; hands-on laboratory experiences, including suturing, applying a cast, cpr, performing a simulated colonoscopy and operating in the surgical simulation center; research assignments on mayo clinic-sponsored projects that complement those already available through asu; help in preparing a strong medical school application. Students will also be encouraged to participate in a number of human-interest community programs, including: shadowing medical directors and home nurses at hospice of the valley; observing a variety of clinical treatments at st. Vincent de paul free clinic; participating in an ambulance ride-a-long with scottsdale emergency medical services; training as a support group facilitator at the new song center, which provides grief support and education for children, young adults, and their families. Arizona state university (asu) has also helped to elevate the education of our patients through arts and humanities. Humanities in medicine offer a series of events and visual respite for those waiting and hoping to find comfort. These programs include rotating art galleries, atrium concert series, bedside music, poetry and art.