- By Jim McVeigh
Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 in Phoenix and Arizona by US News & World Report
12 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.
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 12 specialties including Cancer; Cardiology and Heart Surgery; Diabetes and Endocrinology; Ear, Nose and Throat; Gastroenterology and Gastroenterologic Surgery; Geriatrics; Gynecology; Nephrology; Neurology and Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; Pulmonology and Urology.
“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.”
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In addition to the Arizona ranking, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., earned the No. 2 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. 1 rank in the Jacksonville, Fla., area.
“This honor underscores our long-standing commitment to provide the highest quality care that best meets our patients’ needs,” says John Noseworthy, M.D., Mayo Clinic president and CEO. “We owe our success to a staff that dedicates themselves daily to this shared mission.”
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.
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