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: