Our mission at Mayo is to put the needs of the patient first. We believe that mission is best accomplished within healthy, welcoming and thriving communities. To deliver on that belief, Mayo Clinic collaborates with public, private and nonprofit organizations to sustain and enhance the communities where our employees live and work — Phoenix and Scottsdale, Ariz., Jacksonville, Fla., Rochester, Minn., and of Mayo Clinic Health System, a network of clinics and hospitals serving more than 70 communities in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Our community impact goals are ambitious, but our effect is tangible:
Mayo Clinic generates a $22 billion positive impact for the United States economy, including a $9.6 billion positive impact for Minnesota's economy, a $1.6 billion positive impact for Florida's economy, $1.7 billion dollar impact on Wisconsin's economy, and a $1.5 billion positive impact for Arizona's economy, according to a 2010 study conducted by the Battelle Memorial Institute.
Mayo Clinic's ongoing commitment to the communities we serve sustains the legacy of Dr. W.W. Mayo and his physician sons. Dr. Charles H. Mayo said, "All who are benefited by community of life, especially the physician, owe something to the community."
Bringing hope and healing to those who are suffering, and keeping people healthy are key elements of the Mayo Effect, which we put into practice every day at our hospitals and clinics — and in our neighboring communities.