Rochester, MN  (KROC AM News) -  The newest member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network is based in Arkansas.

Northwest Health has a combined medical staff of more than 540 physicians, 2,200 employees and nearly 500 beds.

It’s one of the largest health networks in northwest Arkansas with five hospitals, including one in Bentonville - the headquarters of  Walmart.

“Northwest Health is honored to be selected a Mayo Clinic Care Network member,” says James Tanner, M.D., chief medical officer, Northwest Health. “Physicians in our community will collaborate with Mayo Clinic physicians to improve the delivery of health care for patients through high-quality, data-driven medical care and treatment. Our patients gain the benefits of Mayo Clinic expertise within their own communities.”

Through the formalized relationship with Mayo, Northwest Health care providers now have access to an array of clinical resources to promote collaboration and enhance locally provided care.

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