Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale opened in 1987 as a premiere academic medical center in the southwestern United States, where medical research and education are fully integrated with delivering the highest-quality patient care.
Campus activity in Scottsdale is centered around a beautiful five-story outpatient clinic. This modern facility contains 240 exam rooms, an outpatient surgery center equipped for general anesthesia, a full-service laboratory, a pharmacy, a patient-education library, an endoscopy suite and a 188-seat auditorium for patient, staff and student education programs. Services in more than 66 medical and surgical disciplines are provided, including programs in cancer treatment and organ transplantation.
The campus offers excellent education facilities, including classrooms, lecture halls, an extensive library and computer lab. The Samuel C. Johnson Research Center, a 75,000-square-foot research building, houses scientists, trainees and students focused on molecular genetics, molecular immunology, molecular and cell biology, molecular chemistry and surgical research.
The state-of-the-art 244-bed Mayo Clinic Hospital in northeast Phoenix opened in 1998 and is the first hospital entirely designed and built by Mayo Clinic. It has been recognized as "the Best Hospital in Phoenix" several times by Phoenix magazine.
Scottsdale is located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert and is one of several cities comprising greater Phoenix, Arizona — The Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area of over three million. Scottsdale's 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of cultural and recreational opportunities. It has a nationally recognized park system, championship golf courses, tennis courts, and miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. Several lakes just east of the city are popular places for weekend fishing and boating.
Scottsdale is one of the world's foremost art communities, and is home to more than 120 art galleries. The Scottsdale Center for the Arts hosts exhibits, music and dance performances, live adult and children's theater, and outdoor concerts and festivals year-round.
Sports fans will find collegiate and professional football, basketball, baseball and hockey teams in the Phoenix area. Regional attractions include rafting in the Grand Canyon and snow skiing two hours away, near Flagstaff. Various vacation opportunities are nearby in California, Nevada, Mexico and the ski resorts of northern Arizona and the western Rocky Mountains.
Scottsdale has over 2,500 retail shops, ranging from specialty boutiques to major department stores. There are 25 public and private schools and a community college within the city limits. Arizona State University is nearby.
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