The Arizona facility also ranked nationally in cancer (No. 33), ear, nose and throat (No. 25), gastroenterology and GI surgery (No. 20), geriatrics (No. 17), gynecology (No. 26), nephrology (No. 21), neurology and neurosurgery (No. 38), orthopedics (No. 43), pulmonology (No. 50), and urology (No. 31). In addition, Mayo Clinic was recognized as high performing in cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology and rheumatology.
"Recognitions like this are a testament to our skilled and compassionate staff who place patients' needs first every day, says Wyatt Decker, M.D., vice president and chief executive officer for Mayo Clinic in Arizona. "Mayo Clinic has a long tradition and deep organizational commitment to delivering high-value health care that best meets patients' needs. We take great pride in developing the most innovative treatments and care delivery models in an effort to best serve our patients. Examples include the proton beam and new cancer center facility now under construction on our Phoenix campus, as well as our telemedicine programs which are bringing much needed specialty expertise to rural parts of our state."
For a video of Dr. Decker talking about the U.S. News rankings click here.
In addition to the Arizona ranking, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., earned the No. 3 overall spot on the "Best Hospitals" honor roll as well as No. 1 in Minnesota and No. 1 in the Jacksonville, Fla., area.
"Our employees work diligently every day to make each patient's experience the best it can be, and that's reflected in the fact that we consistently rank highly in measures such as these that patients rely on to make decisions about health care," says John Noseworthy, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO. "We have a deep commitment to delivering high-value health care that best meets patients' needs. And we owe our success to truly dedicated staff working together with an unwavering focus on the patient that I believe is unmatched anywhere."
The rankings were announced today on the U.S. News & World Report web site. Print versions of the guidebook editions will be on sale beginning Aug. 27.
Many private organizations and government agencies recognize hospitals for high levels of quality and safety. Each uses its own assessment of what best determines hospital quality, and as a result, rankings often differ.
"No other organization has our record of excellence. Mayo Clinic is the only health care organization that consistently ranks among the top providers in the country, regardless of which quality measurement model is used," Dr. Decker added.