Mayo Clinic Care Network Member


Saudi German Hospital – Riyadh is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a select group of carefully vetted, independent health providers that are granted special access to Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and leading medical expertise, all with one goal in mind – providing patients the care they need, close to home, at no additional cost.

This is in line with Saudi German Hospital’s aim of bringing international expertise to the local audience. 

At the core of this membership, is a collaboration between SGH Riyadh Doctors and the specialists of Mayo Clinic working together, consulting and sharing resources to complement our local expertise and enhance the delivery of care. As a Mayo Clinic Care Network Member, SGH Riyadh will benefit from some key clinical tools which both service doctor’s skill development and the efficacy of the patient’s treatment.

eConsults can be requested when any of our doctors have specific questions regarding their patient’s diagnosis or treatment plan. A Mayo Clinic specialist will review patient information and provide a second opinion, allowing us to provide the best possible care close to home at no additional cost to the patient. 

AskMayoExpert (AME) is a database that offers quick, point of care access to standardized practices on hundreds of medical conditions. Accessible anytime, AME can be used to help SGH Riyadh doctors determine the need for tests or referrals in non-urgent cases. The online tool includes care process models, clinical trials information, and patient education content.

As a Mayo Clinic Care Network member, SGH Riyadh  has access to more than 2500 patient education materials that provide a consistent and patient-centric way of teaching, informing and empowering patients to learn more about treatment, conditions and healthy living.

eBoards are live video conferences that connect our doctors at SGH Riyadh with a multidisciplinary panel of Mayo Clinic specialists to review and discuss complex cases.

For hospitalized patients in need of urgent to semi-urgent intervention, inpatient telephone consults allow providers to connect with a Mayo Clinic specialist in a timely way.

As members, we also also have access to over 200 educational courses and conferences to keep our doctors up to date with the latest advancements in the medical field. Mayo Clinic also promotes in-person and online, group and individual learning through collaboratives, conferences, symposia and webinars.

SGH Riyadh & Mayo Clinic are working together, to achieve greater health and wellness for our community.


The Mayo Clinic Care Network is a select group of independent health systems carefully vetted by Mayo Clinic and granted special access to Mayo’s knowledge, expertise and resources. As part of the network, Saudi German Hospital Riyadh doctors can quickly access Mayo’s latest research, diagnostic and treatment resources whenever they feel it will benefit their patients. Additionally, collaboration with Mayo Clinic will help Saudi German Hospital Riyadh achieve its goal to improve the delivery of health care.

Saudi German Hospital Riyadh was selected to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network by demonstrating a commitment to the highest quality, patient-centered care. In addition, Saudi German Hospital Riyadh passed Mayo’s comprehensive evaluation process that included an in-depth review of its organization, its clinical and business practices, and its quality, safety and service efforts.

With the ability to access Mayo Clinic’s research, diagnostic and treatment resources, Saudi German Hospital Riyadh doctors will be able treat more of their patients close to home. Anytime they want to discuss a treatment plan or request a second opinion, they can consult directly with Mayo Clinic’s specialists, at no additional cost to their patients. This way, Saudi German Hospital Riyadh doctors can combine their understanding of their patient’s unique medical needs with Mayo Clinic’s resources to develop the best treatment plan for them.

Doctors and other care providers can access a range of clinical resources from Mayo Clinic to benefit their patients, their practice and their ongoing professional development:

  • AskMayoExpert – An online medical reference tool that offers disease management, care guidelines, treatment recommendations, patient education and reference materials for a wide variety of medical conditions.
  • eConsults – An electronic consultation service that connects doctors directly with Mayo Clinic specialists when they feel additional input will benefit their patient.
  • eBoards – Live video conferences to promote educational and informal discussions on the management of complex cases with a Mayo multidisciplinary panel and other providers within the network.
  • Mayo Clinic Patient Education – A library that includes patient education materials within AskMayoExpert and a selection of patient education videos online.
  • Mayo Clinic Grand Rounds – Archived presentations by Mayo Clinic doctors and scientists in a variety of specialties are available on-demand for viewing and earning CME credit.
  • Health Care Consulting — A program designed to share Mayo’s experience and expertise and help us achieve desired levels of operational, financial and patient care excellence.

Yes. Saudi German Hospital Riyadh doctors will continue to treat their patients and oversee their care. They will work with Mayo Clinic’s specialists whenever necessary so that their patients can continue to receive the best care possible close to home.

No. Through this membership, Mayo Clinic’s expertise and knowledge is shared with Saudi German Hospital Riyadh care providers at no additional cost to the patient.

Saudi German Hospital Riyadh patients have special access to Mayo Clinic’s world-leading knowledge and expertise to help their provider confirm or develop the best treatment plan for them. Patients gain additional peace of mind, conveniently and at no additional cost, while staying close to home.

Typically Saudi German Hospital Riyadh doctors will request the consult with Mayo Clinic if it will benefit their patient’s care. If patients are experiencing anxiety about their condition and would like a second opinion, they are advised to talk to their doctor about requesting one. It can be done easily — at no additional cost — and without travel to another location. The doctor and patient can then discuss the best treatment plan.

Saudi German Hospital Riyadh doctors have access to Mayo Clinic’s research, diagnostic and treatment resources so they can provide more patient care locally, reducing the patient’s need to travel outside the region for care. There is no obligation for doctors to refer patients to Mayo Clinic.