Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Mayo Clinic Care Network has picked up another member in Alaska. The Mat Su Medical Center in Palmer Alaska is the second from that state to join the affiliation of healthcare providers that offers their staff and patients access to the Mayo Clinic's resources and expertise.

The Mat Su Medical Center is a 74-bed acute care facility staffed by over 660 healthcare professionals with expertise in 28 specialties. Palmer is in southern Alaska, about 30 miles northeast of Anchorage. The network's other Alaska member is located in Fairbanks.

The Mayo Clinic Care Network has now grown to 45 members across the United States have the seven international locations.