Tuesday, July 19, 2011
CORRECTION: We are revising the statement to clarify the type of surgery Congressman Jackson had. Here is the revision to information in the second paragraph below:
Congressman Jackson underwent bariatric surgery in 2004, specifically a duodenal switch. This type of surgery is increasingly common in the US and can change how the body absorbs food, liquids, vitamins, nutrients and medications.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — U.S. News & World Report has again named Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Fla., to its annual list of "Best Hospitals." Mayo Clinic was named best hospital in the Jacksonville metro area and was ranked nationally among the top 50 hospitals in Cancer and Gastroenterology. U.S. News has published the rankings annually for the past 22 years. The latest rankings showcase 720 hospitals out of 4,825 hospitals nationwide. Each is ranked among the country's top hospitals in at least one medical specialty and/or ranked among the best hospitals in its metro area.
"This recognition is a testament to the excellent work of our staff and the high-quality care they deliver each and every day to our patients," says Dr. William Rupp, chief executive officer of Mayo Clinic in Florida. "The needs of our patients are at the very core of all that we do and this recognition reflects that commitment."
Mayo Clinic in Florida is the only adult hospital in Jacksonville to make this year's national rankings. In addition to its top 50 national rankings in Cancer (#46) and Gastroenterology (#39), Mayo Clinic in Florida was high-performing in nine specialty areas: Diabetes & Endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, and Urology.
U.S. News & World Report ranks hospitals in 16 different specialties, from cancer to urology. A total of 140 hospitals out of the 4,825 hospitals nationwide received at least one national ranking.
In 12 of the 16 areas, whether and how high a hospital is ranked depended largely on hard data, much of which comes from the federal government. Many categories of data went into the rankings. Some are self-evident, such as death rates. Others, such as the number of patients and the balance of nurses and patients, are less obvious. A survey that asks physicians to name hospitals they consider top in their specialty produces a reputation score that is also factored in. See U.S. News methodology for more details about national rankings.
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