Essay about Mayo Clinic
The Mayo Clinic was founded over 150 years ago. It has been a pioneer for group practice creation, community service, quality improvement initiatives, health informatics, and health care technology.
Group Practice Creation Impacts Mayo Clinic's Growth
Dr. William J. Mayo justified the concept of a group practice in a speech he delivered in 1910. He took the view that it would be foolish for a single practitioner to assume he or she had sufficient knowledge of medicine. He maintained that it is in the best interest of the patient to have practitioners join forces and coordinate care (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research [MFMER], n.d.-a.) Patients realized the benefits of a team of medical …show more content…
The value of compassion was modeled early on by Dr. William Mayo who would anonymously pay the cost of a private room for patients he thought needed privacy. Demonstrating compassion, Mayo Clinic staff would occasionally help organize weddings and birthdays for patients hospitalized just before their special occasions. According to Berry & Seltman, on a sadder note, Mayo Clinic staff would sometimes hold memorial services for out-of-town patients who died at the hospital (as cited in Paul, 2011, p. 41).
Other demonstrations on the link between the Mayo Clinic’s values and community service are as follows. Exemplifying stewardship, the Mayo Clinic expanded their facilities to serve the communities of Jacksonville, FL, and Scottsdale, AZ, in addition to their Rochester, Minnesota community (Paul, 2011, p.42). A variety of minority community outreach and education programs, such as cancer