Hospital Affiliation

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The corporate parents of two New York hospitals and two from Vermont are joining forces as part of a deal that officials say will improve health care services for patients at all four hospitals.

New Hampshire's Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has become the latest member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, which will allow its patients to get consultations from doctors at the renowned Minnesota hospital.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock announced the affiliation today. The hospital will remain independent while having access to Mayo Clinic resources. In return for its expertise and prestige, Mayo is spreading its model of care.