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    Mayo Clinic Named to Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” List

This morning, Fortune magazine named Mayo Clinic to its select list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in 2012. This is Mayo's ninth consecutive year on the magazine's annual compilation of companies that rate high with employees.

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The list ranks Mayo Clinic 71 overall among the top 100 companies, and 23 among 38 large employers (more than 10,000 employees).

"I am proud of our employees for they truly earn Mayo Clinic this national recognition, and for that we thank them," says John Noseworthy, M.D., Mayo Clinic president and CEO. "Mayo Clinic is able to be successful in meeting the needs of our patients because the people who choose to work here are unequalled in their commitment and their integrity, as well as in their skills."

Shirley Weis, Mayo Clinic chief administrative officer, adds "Our employees are the true strength of Mayo Clinic. We receive many awards each year for what we do, but the beauty of this award is it recognizes the value of the people who work here. As leaders, we set the vision for the organization, but it is our employees who achieve it."

On its "100 Best" Web site, Fortune cites Mayo Clinic as one among nine companies noted for the use of social media to communicate with and engage employees. Fortune also features Mayo Clinic in its "They're hiring!" story and in its "Perkfinder" chart of best companies' top employee benefits.

This year, 280 companies and more than 246,000 employees participated in the list process. To pick the "100 Best Companies to Work For," Fortune partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the results of the Institute's Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions about management's credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other one-third of the score is based on the companies' responses to the Institute's Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs and diversity efforts.

Any company that is at least five years old with more than 1,000 U.S. employees is eligible to be included on the list.

The print copy of Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For" edition will be on newsstands Jan. 23.

Media Contact: Kelley Luckstein, 507-284-5005 (days), newsbureau@mayo.edu