The Mayo Clinic is adding Shriners Hospitals for Children-Twin Cities to its Clinic Care Network, the health care provider announced Wednesday.
The 90-year-old Shriners Hospitals for Children-Twin Cities specializes in orthopedic medicine for children. It'll be the 15th member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, and the first standalone pediatric hospital in the group.
Mayo developed the network two years ago to bring together organizations that share values and a similar mission.
"It doesn't change anything about ownership," said medical director David Hayes. "This is about working together in a collaborative approach."
The new arrangement will provide physicians at Shriners with additional resources from Mayo in specialty areas. The Shriners' nationwide network of 22 facilities treated 121,000 children in 2012, regardless of their ability to pay.