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    Forbes names Mayo No. 1 Best Employer in Arizona, Wisconsin

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Forbes and Statista, a market research firm, recently named Mayo Clinic in Arizona and Mayo Clinic Health System the No. 1 Best Employers in Arizona and Wisconsin, respectively, as part of a state-by-state ranking of large employers. They conducted this research by interviewing 70,000 people in the U.S. who work for companies with greater than 500 employees.

Mayo Clinic also was ranked the No. 3 Best Employer in Minnesota, where the organization is also the state's largest employer.

"Being named the best employer in the state is a huge recognition of what matters most in Mayo's model of care: It's our people," says Richard Gray, M.D., CEO of Mayo Clinic in Arizona. "Ask any patient, and they will tell you. Mayo's employees are a team like no other."

"Being named the top employer in the state of Wisconsin is a testament to our amazing, dedicated teams at Mayo Clinic Health System who are focused tirelessly on the needs of our patients," says Prathibha Varkey, M.B.B.S., president of Mayo Clinic Health System. "We are delighted to be the employer of choice while also focused on transforming community care."

The recognition as top employers arrives as Mayo looks to hire for impending growth in Arizona, Wisconsin and other locations. A new patient tower will open in December at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona as part of a capital expansion project. Construction also began earlier this year for a new 70-bed hospital at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

The methodology to arrive at the Best Employers in each state included anonymous surveys allowing respondents to freely share their opinions about employers. They were asked about their work environment, safety, competitive compensation, openness to telecommuting, opportunities for advancement and likelihood to recommend their employer to others.

This is the fourth year that Forbes commissioned this research, and 1,382 employers were named to the Best Employer list across the country.

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