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History

Excellence through Innovation and Compassionate Care

History

Tradition and Heritage

For more than 150 years, Mayo Clinic has been known throughout the world for its legacy of excellence through innovation and compassionate care. Mayo remains steadfast to these founding principles.

With the arrival of Dr. William Worrell Mayo to Minnesota in 1855, medical practice in the United States underwent a radical transformation. With his two sons, Will and Charles, joining the practice in the 1880s, Mayo Clinic, the first and largest integrated medical practice was born.

Enduring hallmarks of Mayo Clinic medicine include healthcare that is:

  • patient-centered
  • collaborative
  • informed and improved by research and medical education
  • committed to professional growth by making the best use of the latest advances for the improvement of public health
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