Provider Update - Vol. 1, Issue 1 - Fall 2011
Welcome to Provider Update
Steve Hill, COO, discusses innovative efforts at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, to build increasingly responsive and collaborative partnerships with referring providers in the care of patients in need of specialty care. He describes initiatives to increase patient access to the specialty expertise provided by University of Minnesota Physicians, to improve patient flow, through the hospital and clinics, and enhance care coordination at each touch point in the patient-care process.
Why Academic Medicine?
It is about more than providing exceptional health care. The value of academic medicine lies in its foundation of teaching and scientific discovery - in its capacity to study, innovate, evaluate and develop breakthroughs that lead the way in transforming health care in the clinical setting.
Gamma Knife: An Excellent Option for Treating Brain Tumors
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, is the only place in the Twin Cities to offer Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery. This treatment option is used for a wide range of neurological disorders, including metastatic brain tumors, benign and malignant brain tumors, arteriovenous malformations and trigeminal neuralgia.
Robotic Technology Expands Options for Patients Needing Lung Surgery
Surgery is often the most effective option for treating lung conditions. University of Minnesota Physicians' thoracic surgeons routinely use thoracoscopic surgery to minimize the invasive nature of such procedures. This involves using small incisions to insert surgical instruments to perform the same procedures traditionally done through a large incision. Patients recover more quickly and have less pain with these pioneering approaches. <Read more>
Enhanced Referral Resource for Advanced Hematology Malignancy/Phase One Trials
The Masonic Cancer Center is internationally know as one of the leading cancer programs in the study and treatment of hematologic malignancies. Its Advanced Hematology Malignancy/Phase One Referral Resource clearly demonstrates why it has earned that recognition. Hematologists and oncologists in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest now have enhanced access to advanced hematologic malignancy/phase one clinical trials through the collaborative efforts of the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota Physicians, and University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. <Read more>
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview welcomes 15 new providers in a variety of specialties, including otolaryngology, dermatology and surgery. <Read more>
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