• By Micah Dorfner

Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire Recognized in U.S. News And World Report Annual Best Hospitals List

July 21, 2015

Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau ClaireEAU CLAIRE, Wis. Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire today has been ranked among the best hospitals in Wisconsin and is recognized as the top ranked hospital in northwestern Wisconsin in the 26th U.S. News & World Report annual America’s Best Hospitals list.

Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire also was recognized as “high performing” in orthopedics.

“This national ranking is a tremendous honor and a credit to all our hard-working employees,” says Randall Linton, M.D., president and CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System in northwest Wisconsin. “We strive daily to give patients comprehensive, whole-person care, so being included in this national ranking is a great distinction.”

Nationally, Mayo Clinic was second overall on U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-2016 Best Hospitals list and earned more No. 1 rankings in individual specialties than any other provider based on reputation, services and volumes, safety and clinical outcomes.

“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. “Mayo Clinic is fortunate to be ranked No. 1 in more specialties than any other hospital in the nation. We owe our success to staff members who dedicate themselves daily to this shared mission.”

U.S. News & World Report ranked Mayo Clinic No. 1 in eight specialties on the 2015-16 Honor Roll including: diabetes and endocrinology; gastroenterology and GI surgery; geriatrics; gynecology; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; pulmonology; and urology.

Mayo ranked No. 2 in three additional specialties — cardiology and heart surgery; ear, nose and throat; and orthopedics, and No. 3 in cancer.

Mayo Clinic is ranked No. 1 in Minnesota, and No. 1 in Arizona and the Phoenix metro area. It was No. 4 in Florida and No. 1 in the Jacksonville metro area.

There are many external agencies that rate quality in health care, and Mayo Clinic is the only health care organization that consistently ranks among the top providers nationwide regardless of the quality measure used.

“These rankings reinforce our commitment to provide comprehensive care and a seamless experience to every patient,” says Dr. Noseworthy. “While no single set of measures perfectly represents health care quality, we are honored to be recognized by so many. We remain focused on our primary mission of putting the needs of our patients first, and providing them with the best possible health care experience.”

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Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other health care facilities that serve the health care needs of people in 60 communities in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality health care close to home.

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