Mayo Clinic is recognized for high-quality patient care more often than any other academic medical center in the nation.
These endorsements reinforce our century-old commitment to provide the highest quality care to each patient every day. Although no single set of measures can perfectly represent health care quality, we are proud to be recognized.
The following organizations recognize Mayo Clinic for high levels of quality and safety:
U.S. News Best Hospitals Honor Roll
Mayo Clinic has ranked at or near the top of "Honor Roll" hospitals through the history of U.S. News and World Report's best-hospital rankings.
UHC Quality Leadership Award
Rochester, Minn., hospitals received the 2012 Quality Leadership Award, given to 10 academic medical centers that demonstrate excellence in delivering high-quality care as measured by the UHC Quality and Accountability Study.
Leapfrog Top Hospitals
Three Mayo Clinic hospitals were named to Leapfrog's Top Hospitals list. This designation recognizes hospitals that deliver the highest quality care by preventing medical errors, reducing mortality for high-risk procedures and reducing hospital readmissions.
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score
Mayo Clinic is recognized for patient safety by Leapfrog. The Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures of publicly available hospital-safety data to produce a single score representing a hospital's overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors.
Nursing Magnet status
Mayo Clinic is awarded Magnet recognition for its Rochester, Minn., nursing program. The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Consumers rely on Magnet designation as the ultimate credential for high-quality nursing.
Mayo Clinic's model of care is defined by teamwork, with a group of experts focusing their expertise on one patient at a time. The high-quality rankings reinforce our commitment to patient care. Our patients recognize our success and rate their Mayo Clinic experiences very highly.
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