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

After an incredibly challenging year caring for very sick patients during a global health crisis. Mayo Clinic is truly honored to again be ranked the number one hospital in the country by US News and World Report. Now, for six consecutive years. It means even more this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic we're going through together. And it surely is our staff, yet again, have earned this recognition by providing excellent compassionate care to patients wherever they are in the world. And through their ingenuity and innovation, developing new diagnostics and cures to offer hope to people facing serious illnesses. Mayo Clinic looks forward to further transforming healthcare for the benefit of all. We're also grateful for this honor because we know patients and their families look to rankings like these when they're deciding where to go for serious or complex care. And want people to know that Mayo Clinic and our team of medical experts are here to help them find answers. Thank you.

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:

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings

    Thirteen hospitals across Mayo Clinic have received star ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for Overall Hospital Quality.

    Six of the 13 hospitals earned five stars — the highest score possible. The national average is three of five stars.

    The star ratings measure seven broad categories:

    • Mortality
    • Safety of care
    • Readmission
    • Patient experience
    • Effectiveness of care
    • Timeliness of care
    • Efficient use of imaging

    Hospitals that receive five-star ratings are among the top 6.33% of hospitals in the U.S.

    Mayo Clinic hospitals that received 5 star ratings are:

    Arizona

    • Mayo Clinic Hospital

    Florida

    • Mayo Clinic Hospital

    Rochester

    • Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester

    Mayo Clinic Health System

    • Eau Claire, Wisconsin
    • La Crosse, Wisconsin
    • Red Cedar, Wisconsin
  • Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scores

    Five Mayo Clinic hospitals scored high marks for safety, earning an "A" grade for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, an independent, national nonprofit organization run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

    Mayo Clinic hospitals that received an "A" grade are:

    Arizona

    • Mayo Clinic Hospital

    Florida

    • Mayo Clinic Hospital

    Rochester

    • Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester

    Mayo Clinic Health System

    • La Crosse, Wisconsin
    • Red Wing, Minnesota
  • 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.

  • Quality Leadership Award

    Three Mayo Clinic hospitals received the 2019 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. 3 of 93 academic medical centers.
    • Mayo Clinic Hospital in Florida ranked No. 1 among 79 large, specialized complex care medical centers.
    • Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, Minnesota, ranked No. 2 among 95 community hospitals. This was the fourth consecutive year that Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing was in the top three.
  • 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, Mayo Clinic Hospital in Florida and Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin as three of 89 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.

  • 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 2021-22 "Best Hospitals Honor Roll."

    Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 in Minnesota, Arizona and Florida.

    Mayo Clinic in Rochester is the No. 1 hospital in the nation and top ranked in 14 specialties, with No. 1 rankings in five specialties:

    • Diabetes & Endocrinology
    • Gastroenterology (GI) & GI Surgery
    • Gynecology
    • Pulmonology & Lung Surgery
    • Urology

    No. 2 rankings in:

    • Cardiology & Heart Surgery
    • Orthopedics

    No. 3 rankings in:

    • Cancer
    • Geriatrics
    • Rheumatology

    And No. 4 in Ear, Nose and Throat and No. 6 in Neurology & Neurosurgery and Rehabilitation and No.9 in Psychiatry.

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

    More than 4,300 hospitals were evaluated in at least one of the 17 procedures or conditions, using methods developed by health services researchers at U.S. News & World Report.

    These are the 17 routine individual procedures and conditions:

    • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    • Aortic valve surgery
    • Back surgery (spinal fusion)
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • Colon cancer surgery
    • Congestive heart failure
    • Diabetes
    • Heart attack
    • Heart bypass surgery
    • Hip fracture
    • Hip replacement
    • Knee replacement
    • Lung cancer surgery
    • Pneumonia
    • Stroke
    • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

    Mayo Clinic in Arizona was one of only 11 institutions that rated "High-Performing" in all 17 categories.

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

    Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2021–2022 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.