U.S. News & World Report ranks Mayo Clinic top in nation

Volume 7, Issue 4, 2018


The clinic is also first overall in the honor roll and ranks first, second or third in 11 specialties.

John H. Noseworthy, M.D.

John H. Noseworthy, M.D.

Mayo Clinic was named the best hospital in the nation in U.S. News & World Report's 29th annual "Best Hospitals Honor Roll." Mayo Clinic also ranked No. 1 in more specialties than did any other hospital in the country.

Mayo Clinic also ranked at or near the top of the "Best Hospitals Honor Roll" in other areas including:

  • Mayo Clinic's Arizona campus is No. 11 among hospitals nationwide.
  • Mayo Clinic is No. 1 in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.
  • Mayo Clinic is No. 1 in the Jacksonville, Florida, and Phoenix metro areas.
  • Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, is the fifth best hospital in Wisconsin (three-way tie) and a best regional hospital in northwest Wisconsin.

Mayo Clinic is part of a select group of hospitals recognized on the "Best Hospitals Honor Roll" for "breadth of excellence," according to U.S. News & World Report. The honor roll consists of 20 hospitals with the highest combined overall scores in 16 medical and surgical specialties.

Mayo Clinic is first overall in the honor roll and ranks first, second or third in 11 specialties. It is No. 1 in these six specialties:

  • Diabetes and endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Gynecology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology and neurosurgery

Mayo Clinic ranked No. 2 in four specialties: cardiology and heart surgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology (two-way tie). It ranked No. 3 in cancer.

Specialties are measured for mortality index, patient safety, nurse staffing and Magnet status (the gold standard in nursing), patient services, technology, reputation, and other factors. Mayo Clinic staff work to deliver the highest standards of care and transform scientific discoveries into clinical advances that help people everywhere.

"We are humbled and honored to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report," said John H. Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO of Mayo Clinic. "This ranking recognizes Mayo Clinic as a destination medical center for patients with complex and serious illnesses, our staff's total commitment to patient care, and the extraordinary depth and breadth of our medical practice."

Mayo Clinic's commitment to quality dates back more than 150 years to when the Mayo brothers invented the team-based approach to medicine — an approach that continuously evolves and improves. Mayo Clinic's physicians are salaried to eliminate any financial pressure from patient care decisions. Mayo Clinic's experts work across specialties to provide comprehensive and coordinated care for patients.

Many outside agencies rate quality in health care. Mayo Clinic is the only health care organization that consistently ranks among the top providers nationwide regardless of the quality measure used.