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 (which includes specialists who treat liver disease), kidney disease and disorders, heart care, cancer, orthopedics, diabetes and endocrinology, and other specialties. Mayo Clinic has ranked highest in the U.S. News and World Report Ranking for Gastroenterology nearly every year since the survey began.

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 2011 Donation Advocate of the Year by LifeSource, an organ procurement organization in the Upper Midwest.