The Mayo Clinic: Excellence in Modern Healthcare Persuasive Essay by scribbler

The Mayo Clinic: Excellence in Modern Healthcare
A discussion on the Mayo Clinic's successes from both a healthcare and business viewpoint.
# 153139 | 1,824 words | 17 sources | MLA | 2013 | US
Published on May 03, 2013 in Business (Management) , Medical and Health (General)

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The paper reveals that the modern Mayo Clinic provides superior services by specializing in difficulties other healthcare institutions are unable to diagnose or treat and by focusing on prevention and education. The paper looks at the Mayo Clinic's commitment to disease prevention in the contemporary Internet world and discusses how it focuses its efforts on several of the most important health concerns facing the country such as healthy pregnancy, diabetes, obesity, self-care, cardiology, preventative medicine and family health. The paper then looks at the business side of the Mayo Clinic and relates that it is patient and advocacy centered, it has surmounted leadership and administrative conundrums to demand an atmosphere of conviviality and cooperation and it has amassed enough resources to stay on top of the technological and information challenges so key to a modern medical facility.

History of the Mayo Clinic
Focus on Prevention and Education
The Business Side of the Mayo Clinic

From the Paper:

"The complex now known as the Mayo Clinics actually evolved from the work of a fronteir doctor, Dr. William Worrall Mayo, and his two sons, William and Charles. The clinic itself was founded in 1919, but based on the work of Dr. Mayo and Dr. Henry Plummer. At the time practices were haphazard, record keeping rare, and diagnostics sketchy at best. Instead, Mayo and Plummer decided that a modern facility was needed that established professional procedures, interoffice telephones, and recruitment of the best medical minds available. Throughout the 1920s and even during the Depression years, the Mayo clinic continued to build, largely due to its philanthropy and pioneering in the field of innovative medical diagnosis and treatment. The Mayo Medical School was founded in 1917, with a 2 million dollar gift from the two Mayo brothers, and has been uniquely affiliated with the University of Minnesota medical school for a number of decades. The uniquness of the clinics, though comes from the desire to be at the forefront of modern medicine without the worries of overcapitalization or a profit-driven Board of Directors (The Mayo Clinic)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bearden, B. "Followership as Perceived by Leaders in a Multidisciplinary Healthcare Organization." Dissertation- University of Phoenix Proquest DAI-B 69/02 (2008): 249.
  • Bergstrom, A. "How Mayo Clinic Cardiologists Developed Caring Presence." PHD Dissertation - St Mary's University of Minnesota Proquest DAI-B 69/12 (2009): 211.
  • Berry, L. and K. Seltman. Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic. New York: McGraw Hill, 2008.
  • "Best Hosptials." January 2011. U.S. News. February 2011 <>.
  • Collazo-Clavell, M. The Mayo Clinic Essential Diabetes Guide. Rochester, MN: Mayo Clinic and School of Medicine, 2008.

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