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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
    U.S. News & World Report ranked Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. the best hospital in the nation in their 2016-2017 rankings. 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. Mayo Clinic has more number one rankings than any other hospital in the nation with No. 1 rankings in eight specialties: diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, pulmonology and urology. Mayo is ranked No. 2 in three additional specialties — cardiology and heart surgery, ear, nose & throat, and orthopedics and No. 3 in cancer. All specialties at Mayo Clinic work together to provide whole-person care for each patient, every day.
  • U.S. News' Best Hospitals for Procedures & Conditions evaluated how well more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide performed on nine routine individual procedures and conditions:

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

    Mayo Clinic hospital in Rochester was among fewer than 70 institutions out of nearly 4,500 that rated High Performing in all nine categories. Mayo Clinic hospitals in Arizona and Florida earned the High Performing rating in all categories except aortic valve surgery and heart bypass surgery. Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire rated High Performing in heart failure and colon cancer surgery, and Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse rated High Performing in heart failure. And, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Minnesota, earned the High Performing rating in heart failure and hip replacement.

  • U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals
    Mayo Clinic Children's Center is rated in all US News & World Report pediatric specialty categories and is the only children’s hospital in the five-state region to rank in all 10 specialties.
  • UHC Quality Leadership Award
    Rochester, Minn., hospitals received the 2015 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.
  • 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.
  • Consumer Reports hospital safety
    Mayo Clinic is recognized by Consumer Reports' hospital ratings.
  • The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
    Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus achieved exemplary outcomes for surgical patient care. The recognition program commends a select group of hospitals for achieving exemplary outcome performances related to patient management in two or more of five clinical areas.
  • Mayo Clinic recognized as a DiversityInc Top Hospital and Health System
    Mayo Clinic has earned this designation annually since 2011. Mayo was ranked using an objective analysis of 183 factors, based on data from a 300-question survey.

    The four areas of measurement are talent pipeline, equitable talent development, CEO/leadership commitment and supplier diversity.

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.