Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon, N.H., is the latest provider to join the ever-expanding Mayo Clinic Care Network.
The New Hampshire system will remain an independent entity as part of a collaboration with Mayo
. Dartmouth-Hitchcock, which includes a 371-bed hospital in Lebanon, will gain access to Mayo's doctors and electronic health records and other Mayo resources. Mayo officials said the partnership will give Mayo access to the Northeast. Dartmouth-Hitchcock's addition brings the number of members in the network to six
. The alignment comes with a price that Mayo and Dartmouth-Hitchcock did not disclose.
"Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Mayo share a long history of working to deliver high-quality, cost-effective, safe, value-based healthcare," said James Weinstein, CEO and president of Dartmouth-Hitchcock. "From creating the High Value Healthcare Collaborative with other partners to advancing the patient's voice in healthcare decisions, Mayo and D-H have pursued a common vision, mission and commitment to a healthy population."
Officials said Mayo and Dartmouth-Hitchcock are discussing future joint projects as part of an effort to bolster a relationship that has seen the two work together on clinical care, grants, health policy, health reform and research.
"Healthcare in America is at a crossroads," said Dr. John Noseworthy, president and CEO of Mayo Clinic, in the release. "Providers are seeking meaningful relationships that allow them to best address their patients' needs while improving the efficiency and effectiveness of care.”
Mayo and its collaborators typically haven't released financial terms of similar deals
. The last provider to join was Heartland Health, St. Joseph, Mo. in May