Reputation and rankings

U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals

U.S. News and World Report has named Mayo Clinic to its annual list of Best Hospitals for more than 20 years. Hospitals named to the Honor Roll are part of a small group recognized for breadth of excellence.

To be included on the Honor Roll, a medical center must rank at or near the top in at least six of the 16 medical specialties included in the rankings. Mayo Clinic consistently ranks high for gastroenterology, kidney disease and disorders, heart care, cancer, orthopedics, diabetes and endocrinology, and other specialties.

U.S. News and World Report rankings are based on factors such as mortality index, patient safety, nurse staffing and Magnet status, patient services and technology. Current U.S. News and World Report transplant-related rankings include:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiology and heart care
  • Diabetes and endocrinology
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics
  • Nephrology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pulmonology
  • Rehabilitation

Reputation and rankings by program

Mayo Clinic was recognized as the Outstanding Donation Advocate for 2011 by LifeSource, the Upper Midwest Organ Procurement Organization.