Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic is committed to nursing excellence through education, research and outstanding patient care and innovation. The Mayo Clinic Department of Nursing is one of the largest and most respected groups of nurses in the world.

Magnet designation

Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota have been awarded Magnet designation for excellence in nursing. In the nursing profession, Magnet status is considered the gold standard that demonstrates a commitment to quality, safety and improvement, teamwork, evidence-based practice and research, and formal nursing education. The ANCC Magnet Recognition Program awards this prestigious designation to health care organizations that exemplify transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, and continual innovation and improvements in professional nursing practice.

In 1997 Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, was the fifth in the nation to receive Magnet designation from the ANCC. Since then each of the clinic's campuses — in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota — has achieved Magnet designation or redesignation through a process of continual improvement and an unwavering commitment to excellence in nursing.

Top ranked

U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals

U.S. News & World Report has named Mayo Clinic to its annual list of "Best Hospitals" for more than 20 years. Hospitals named to the Honor Roll are part of a small group recognized for breadth of excellence.

To be included on the Honor Roll, a medical center must rank at or near the top in at least six of the 16 medical specialties included in the rankings. Mayo Clinic consistently ranks high for gastroenterology, kidney disease and disorders, heart care, cancer, orthopedics, diabetes and endocrinology, urology and other specialties.

U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on factors such as mortality index, patient safety, nurse staffing and Magnet status, patient services, and technology. Current U.S. News & World Report transplant-related rankings include:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiology and heart care
  • Diabetes and endocrinology
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics
  • Pulmonology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Urology

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's quality rankings.

Feb. 10, 2021