Mayo Clinic was named the best hospital in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 29th annual "Best Hospitals Honor Roll" published online on Tuesday, August 14. Mayo Clinic also ranked No. 1 in more specialties than any other hospital in the country.
Mayo Clinic has always ranked at or near the top of the "Best Hospitals Honor Roll." Other highlights this year include:
Mayo Clinic is part of a select group of hospitals recognized on the “Best Hospitals Honor Roll” for "breadth of excellence," according to U.S. News & World Report. The honor roll consists of 20 hospitals with the highest combined overall scores in 16 medical and surgical specialties.
Mayo Clinic is first overall in the honor roll and ranks first, second, or third in 11 specialties. It is No. 1 in six specialties:
Mayo Clinic ranked No. 2 in four specialties—Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology (two-way tie). It ranked No. 3 in Cancer.
Specialties are measured for various factors, including mortality index, patient safety, nurse staffing, and Magnet status (the gold standard in nursing), patient services, technology, and reputation. Mayo Clinic staff members work to deliver the highest standards of care and transform scientific discoveries into clinical advances that help people everywhere.
“We are humbled and honored to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report,” says John Noseworthy, M.D., President and CEO of Mayo Clinic. “This ranking recognizes Mayo Clinic as a destination medical center for patients with complex and serious illnesses, our staff’s total commitment to patient care, and the extraordinary depth and breadth of our medical practice.”
Mayo Clinic’s commitment to quality dates back more than 150 years to when the Mayo brothers invented the team-based approach to medicine—an approach that continuously evolves and improves. Mayo Clinic’s physicians are salaried to eliminate any financial pressure from patient-care decisions. Mayo Clinic’s experts work across specialties to provide comprehensive and coordinated care for patients.
More than 1.3 million people from all 50 states and about 140 countries turn to Mayo Clinic for diagnosis and treatment each year.
“Mayo Clinic is different,” Dr. Noseworthy says. “Within moments of walking through our doors, our patients say they can sense that difference—and it often gives them fresh hope. Our teams apply their collective medical expertise to the serious and complex conditions our patients face—to provide the right answers, the first time.”
Many outside agencies rate quality in health care. Mayo Clinic is the only health care organization that consistently ranks among the top providers nationwide regardless of the quality measure used.