Mayo Clinic Governance

Mayo Clinic's Commitment

Mayo Clinic is committed to providing the highest-quality medical care. Our mission — to provide the best care to every patient every day through integrated clinical practice, education and research — captures what the organization has stood for throughout its history. The patient is the focus of everything we do.

In its earliest days, one of Mayo Clinic's founders, William J. Mayo, M.D., stated, "The best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered." That primary value — the needs of the patient come first — has guided Mayo's practice throughout its history and at every Mayo site.

Our organizational priorities are aimed at ensuring that our patient focus permeates the entire organization, in every department at every location. Mayo Clinic will focus significant effort on improving its ability to:

  1. Integrate as a unified organization with multiple locations so that wherever patients are seen, they have the same experience and know that they have access to all of Mayo Clinic's resources.
  2. Build its culture of teamwork and quality across the institution, so that every practice is examined to ensure that it contributes the highest-quality care and service.
  3. Search for answers for every patient through individualized medicine so that Mayo can better understand disease differences at the genetic level, enabling Mayo to personalize treatments more effectively.
  4. Transform the science of health care delivery by improving and sharing what it has learned for the benefit of the entire organization and all of medicine.

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Mayo Clinic's Mission

To inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education and research.

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