Top Ranked More Often

Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., on quality at Mayo Clinic

We're honored and we're humbled by the ranking by U.S. News & World Report and other ranking agencies. And that's because we know that patients and the families increasingly turn to these rankings where they decide to go for their health care. And we want them to come to Mayo Clinic. We want them to experience the Mayo Model of care.

Mayo Clinic was ranked number one in more subspecialties than any other health care provider. And that is a testament to our integrated approach to health care. Mayo Clinic is the only health care organization that consistently ranks at the top of the providers when it comes to health care, irrespective of the metric that is used and the respect of the rating agency. And in that context, this number one rating by U.S. News & World Report is a true tribute to our staff, both for the clinical excellence that they provide, but also because of the compassionate way that they provide care to our patients and the way they individualize care. And that's really important because patients, when they come to see us, it's usually at the most stressful time of their lives.

And we were ranked number one, number two, or number three in every one of the 12 subspecialties that were ranked. That's important because patients with complex or serious disease need us to come together rapidly to provide them with answers. And we get about a million patients that come to us from all 50 states or 130 countries that come to us often where they've gone somewhere else and continue to seek answers. And many of them when they enter our buildings tell us they sense something different.

They sense hope, and that's a true Mayo differentiator. We will always provide hope. We will always provide healing. Our primary value is the needs of the patient come first. And we use that as the North Star, as the litmus test for every decision we make. Be it formulating a treatment plan for a patient or deciding whether to invest millions of dollars in a new, promising area of research.

We also are relentless in our focus to continue to improve. And that is to improve the quality of the care we provide, to improve the safety of the care we provide, and improve the patient experience.

Mayo Clinic staff own this award. This award was made possible because of them. Not only do we have the best staff in the world, but they work compassionately together to make sure we deliver the best possible health care but always with that human touch. And that's the Mayo difference. And that's why our future is so bright. That's why we're looking forward to seeing how we can contribute to transforming health care and doing it the Mayo way.

Mayo Clinic is top-ranked for quality more often than any other health care organization.

These endorsements reinforce Mayo Clinic's commitment to provide the highest quality care to each patient every day. Although no single set of measures can perfectly represent health care quality, Mayo Clinic is proud to be recognized.

These organizations recognize Mayo Clinic for high levels of quality and safety:

  • U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Rankings

    Mayo Clinic has always ranked at or near the top of the "Best Hospitals Honor Roll."

    Mayo Clinic Hospital -- Rochester was once again named the No. 1 hospital in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2019-20 "Best Hospitals Honor Roll."

    Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 in the states of Arizona and Minnesota and No. 3 in Florida. Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 in Arizona and one of the top 20 hospitals in the nation for 3 consecutive years. Additionally, Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 in the Jacksonville, Florida, and Phoenix, Arizona metro areas.

    Mayo Clinic in Rochester is the No. 1 hospital in the nation and top ranked in 12 specialties. with No. 1 rankings in five specialties:

    • Diabetes & Endocrinology
    • Gastroenterology & Gastroenterologic Surgery
    • Ear, Nose & Throat
    • Nephrology
    • Urology

    No. 2 rankings in six specialties:

    • Cardiology & Heart Surgery
    • Geriatrics
    • Gynecology
    • Neurology & Neurosurgery
    • Orthopedics
    • Pulmonology

    And No. 3 in Cancer.

    Mayo Clinic's multidisciplinary teams of experts work tirelessly to provide high-quality, personalized care to all who need help.

    More than 4,500 hospitals were evaluated in at least one of the nine procedures or conditions, using methods developed by health services researchers at U.S. News & World Report.

    These are the nine routine individual procedures and conditions:

    • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    • Aortic valve surgery
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • Colon cancer surgery
    • Congestive heart failure
    • Heart bypass surgery
    • Hip replacement
    • Knee replacement
    • Lung cancer surgery

    Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Florida and Rochester were among fewer than 57 institutions that rated "High-Performing" in all nine categories.

  • U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals

    Mayo Clinic Children's Center has again been ranked as one of the top performing children's hospital in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota on U.S. News & World Report's 2019-2020 Best Children's Hospitals rankings.

  • Quality Leadership Award

    Five Mayo Clinic hospitals received the 2018 Bernard A. Birnbaum, M.D., Quality Leadership Award. This award recognizes superior performance, as measured by Vizient's Quality and Accountability Study, which has been conducted annually since 2005.

    • Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester ranked No. 1 of 99 academic medical centers

    Among teaching medical centers:

    • Mayo Clinic in Florida ranked No. 3.
    • Mayo Clinic in Arizona ranked No. 6.
    • Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire ranked No. 8.
    • Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, Minnesota, ranked No. 2 of 93 community hospitals.
  • Nursing Magnet status

    Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Florida and Rochester have been awarded Magnet recognition for their nursing programs. The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.

  • The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

    The American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program has recognized Mayo Clinic Hospital – Rochester, Saint Marys Campus, and Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona as two of 83 participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care. As a participant in the program, Mayo tracks the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures to direct quality improvement efforts.