Georgia hospital joins Mayo Clinic Care Network

Published 11:05 am Thursday, November 14, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ga. — A Columbus hospital is joining the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

St. Francis Hospital becomes the network’s only Georgia hospital and one of 22 facilities in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Hospital officials announced the partnership Wednesday.

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Dr. Stephen Lange, Southeast medical director of the network, said it means that patients at the Columbus hospital will have access to Mayo’s expertise, research and emerging clinical trends.

Lange is based at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. The system’s flagship operation and headquarters is in Rochester. A third clinic is in Scottsdale, Ariz.