Mayo Clinic named top hospital by U.S. News & World Report

Volume 6, Issue 4, 2017


Mayo Clinic also was named the best hospital for six specialties, including diabetes and gynecology.

Mayo Clinic has again been named the best hospital in the country in U.S. News & World Report's annual list of top hospitals.

Other highlights of the 2017-18 U.S. News Best Hospitals analysis:

  • Mayo Clinic's Arizona campus was ranked No. 20 among hospitals nationwide
  • Mayo Clinic was ranked No. 1 in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota
  • Mayo Clinic was ranked No. 1 in the Jacksonville, Florida, and Phoenix metro areas

Mayo Clinic has ranked at or near the top of "Honor Roll" hospitals throughout the history of U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals rankings.

Mayo Clinic is part of a select group on the U.S. News Honor Roll recognized for "breadth of excellence," according to the magazine. The Honor Roll consists of 20 hospitals with the highest combined overall scores in 16 medical and surgical specialties. Hospitals are measured on such factors as safety, survival, patient services and reputation with other specialists.

Mayo Clinic was No. 1 overall in the magazine's annual Honor Roll ranking of its Best Hospitals list.

Mayo Clinic also ranked No. 1 in six specialties:

  • Diabetes and endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology (GI) and GI surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Gynecology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology and neurosurgery

Mayo Clinic ranked No. 2 in four specialties: cardiology and heart surgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology.

Mayo Clinic ranked No. 3 in cancer and No. 4 in ear, nose and throat.

Mayo Clinic has more No. 1 rankings than any other provider based on reputation, mortality index, patient safety, nurse staffing and Magnet status, patient services, technology, and other factors. Mayo Clinic staff members work to deliver the highest standards of care and transform scientific discoveries into critical advances for unmet patient needs.

"Mayo Clinic is consistently top-ranked nationwide more often than any other hospital because of the thousands of people here who shared a vision," said John H. Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO of Mayo Clinic. "Our physicians, scientists, researchers, educators and allied health staff bring their expertise to focus on the individual needs of each patient."

More than 1.3 million patients seek Mayo Clinic's expertise each year. Mayo Clinic's physicians are salaried to eliminate any financial pressure from patient care decisions.