Tuesday, July 17, 2012
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — U.S. News & World Report has again named Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona to its annual list of "Best Hospitals." Mayo Clinic in Arizona ranked in the top 50 in two specialties Geriatrics (#24) and Nephrology (#34).
"Recognitions like this are a testament to our gifted staff who place patients' needs first every day," says Wyatt Decker, M.D., CEO of Mayo Clinic in Arizona. "Our employees are critical to the success of Mayo Clinic. They work diligently every day to make each patient's experience the best that it can be. In 2012, FORTUNE named Mayo Clinic to its 15th annual 100 Best Companies to Work For list. This is Mayo Clinic's ninth consecutive year on the list."
The latest rankings showcase 720 hospitals out of about 5,000 nationwide. Best Hospitals 2011-12 ranks hospitals in 16 specialties. Though not in the top 50, the Arizona campus was also recognized for excellence in the specialties of Cancer; Diabetes & Endocrinology; Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Geriatrics; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; Pulmonology; Rheumatology and Urology.
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In addition to the U.S. News ranking Mayo Clinic recently received other national recognitions including: the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles, sponsored by the National Business Group on Health's Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being in Washington,D.C.;and Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona scored high marks for safety, earning an "A" Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.
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