U.S. News & World Report has again named Mayo Clinic to the Honor Roll of top hospitals in its annual “Best Hospitals” issue. Of the 4,852 hospitals analyzed, only 14 – less than 0.3 percent – made the Honor Roll.
“This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of a prophetic speech delivered by Dr. William J. Mayo when he shared a vision for medicine that set the course for Mayo Clinic. He said, ‘The best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered, and in order that the sick may have the benefit of advancing knowledge, a union of forces is necessary’,” says John Noseworthy, M.D., President and CEO of Mayo Clinic.
“Mayo Clinic was once again recognized by U.S. News and World Report as among the very best in each of the 16 medical specialties that it chose to evaluate. We acknowledge and appreciate being included in this honor roll – but we realize it is simply another testament to the work we believe in. The work we do every day. It’s recognition that our staff continues to embody our primary value – the needs of the patient come first – just as they have done for more than 100 years.”
To make the magazine’s “Honor Roll,” a medical center has to rank at or near the top in at least six of the 16 specialties included in the rankings. Mayo Clinic scored in the top 5 in 13 specialties and was one of only two organizations to be ranked in every specialty that U.S. News assessed:
U.S. News & World Report also recognized Mayo Clinic’s campuses in Florida and Arizona in its annual list of “Best Hospitals.”
Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville is the only hospital in northeast Florida and one of only seven hospitals in the state of Florida to make this year’s rankings. Mayo was ranked nationally among the top 50 hospitals in Gastroenterology and Neurology/Neurosurgery.
“We’re pleased that the excellent work of our staff has been acknowledged by this widely recognized honor roll,” says Bob Brigham, chief administrative officer of Mayo Clinic in Florida.
In the videos below, Ryan Uitti, M.D., and Michael Wallace, M.D., share their thoughts on the rankings.
Mayo Clinic in Arizona ranked in the top 50 in four specialties — Gastroenterology (#26), Kidney Disorders (#37), Diabetes & Endocrinology (#45) and Gynecology (#45).
“To be recognized like this year after year is a testament to Mayo Clinic’s long-standing value of patient centered care,” says Victor Trastek, M.D., CEO, Mayo Clinic in Arizona.