- By Jim McVeigh
Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 in Phoenix and Arizona by U.S. News & World Report
Mayo Clinic also earned the No. 1 overall spot on the “Best Hospitals” list
PHOENIX — Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix is ranked No. 1 in Arizona and the Phoenix metro area in the 25th U.S. News & World Report annual America’s Best Hospital List released today.
Hospitals included in the U.S. News Report such as the Mayo Clinic, are part of an elite group recognized for “breadth of excellence,” according to the magazine. Mayo Clinic in Arizona ranked nationally in 10 specialties including cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and urology. In addition, Mayo Clinic in Arizona is recognized as high performing in diabetes and endocrinology.
“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.”
In addition to the Arizona ranking, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., earned the No. 1 overall spot nationally on U.S. News & World Report's Honor Roll of America's Best Hospitals. Mayo Clinic also took the No. 1 spot in Minnesota and the No. 2 rank in the Jacksonville, Fla., area.
“We have a deep commitment to delivering high-value health care that best meets patients' needs. We owe our success to truly dedicated staff that provide a seamless patient experience and exact care that each individual needs,” says John Noseworthy, M.D., Mayo Clinic president and CEO. “These endorsements reinforce our 150-year commitment to provide the highest quality care to each patient every day. While no single set of measures can perfectly represent health care quality, we are proud to be recognized by so many. We are honored by this recognition, and we remain focused on our primary mission: putting the needs of our patients first and creating for them the best possible, most trusted and affordable model of health care for the future.”
There are many external agencies that rate quality in health care, and Mayo Clinic is top ranked for quality by more well-known national assessment organizations than any other academic medical center in the nation.
“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.
About Mayo Clinic
Recognizing 150 years of serving humanity in 2014, Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. For more information, visit 150years.mayoclinic.org, http://www.mayoclinic.org and newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org.