• By Jim McVeigh

Mayo Clinic Ranked No. 1 in Phoenix and Arizona by U.S. News & World Report

August 2, 2016

Mayo Clinic Phoenix10 specialty areas in Arizona ranked nationally on the “Best Hospitals” list

PHOENIX — Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix is ranked No. 1 in Arizona and the Phoenix metro area in the annual U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Hospital List released today.

Since opening a clinic in Scottsdale in 1987 and hospital in Phoenix in 1998, Mayo Clinic has grown to become a vital part of Arizona and the Southwest, bringing  many medical innovations to Arizona including:

  • Proton beam therapy – part of Mayo Clinic’s National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, this therapy is a more precise radiological cancer treatment using specialized “pencil beam” technology to eradicate hard-to-reach tumors
  • Regenerative medicine – harnessing the potential to repair diseased, injured or congenitally defective tissues and organs
  • Individualized medicine – bringing forward the latest discoveries in genomics-based tests
  • And, soon, the expansion of the Mayo Medical School to Arizona - ushering new ideas to improve quality, outcomes and cost, and to prepare future doctors to not only deliver, but to administer care

Hospitals included in the U.S. News Report 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, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Gastroenterology and Gastroenterologic Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Pulmonology.

“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, Mayo Clinic, and CEO 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 focus on complex care - when your well-being or potentially your life is at stake, Mayo Clinic is a trusted resource for patients. We are proud to be the leader of academic medicine in the Southwest, and will continue to be a beacon of excellence in medical research, education and patient care for Arizonans.”

MEDIA CONTACT: Jim McVeigh, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 480-301-4222, mcveigh.jim@mayo.edu

Journalists: B-roll of the Arizona campuses and sound bites from Dr. Decker are in the downloads.

Click here for a video of Dr. Decker talking about the recognition

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 spots in Minnesota and Florida and Jacksonville, Fla.

“We owe our success to our unique system of care as we collaborate across specialties to focus on the individual needs of each patient,” says John Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO of Mayo Clinic. “It’s one reason why we consistently receive high rankings in measures like these, and why our patients tell us that the Mayo Clinic experience is unique, providing answers quickly and giving them confidence and hope. This unwavering focus on the patient in everything we do, I believe, is not replicated elsewhere.”

Mayo Clinic’s commitment to quality and collaboration dates back 150 years when the Mayo brothers invented the team-based approach to medicine – an approach that is continuously refined over time. Then and now, Mayo Clinic’s world-class experts work extremely closely across specialties to provide comprehensive and coordinated care for patients with the most serious and complex conditions.

Mayo Clinic in Arizona provides more than 65 medical and surgical specialties including programs in cancer treatment, organ transplantation, neurology and cardiology. In Arizona, a Mayo Clinic staff of more than 6,000 serves nearly 105,000 patients per year from all 50 states and many foreign countries. Mayo Clinic Hospital is a 268-bed, seven-story medical center with more than 12,000 admissions per year and nearly 26,000 emergency department visits.

Mayo Clinic in Arizona has annual impact on the Arizona economy of nearly $2 billion.

This is the 27th year that U.S. News & World Report conducted a rankings list, which encompasses 16 medical specialties. U.S. News analyzes data for 5,000 medical centers to determine the rankings, which were announced today on the U.S. News web site.

Additional Resources

Minnesota News Release: Mayo Clinic Ranked No. 1 Hospital Nationwide by U.S. News & World Report

Florida News Release: Mayo Clinic Ranked No. 1 in Florida by U.S. News & World Report

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