• By Jim McVeigh

Mayo Clinic No. 1 in Phoenix and Arizona on U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Hospitals’ rankings

July 27, 2021
Skyline of the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona with the sun setting behind the mountains in the background.

PHOENIX — Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona is again ranked No. 1 in Arizona and the Phoenix metro area, and No. 15 nationally, by U.S. News & World Report. This marks the fifth time that Mayo Clinic has been recognized with two hospitals on U.S. News & World Report's" Best Hospitals" rankings.

These rankings include the top 20 hospitals in the nation. Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester is ranked No. 1 nationally. The results were published on Tuesday, July 27, on the U.S. News & World Report website.

Since opening its Scottsdale, Arizona, location in 1987 and its hospital in Phoenix in 1998, Mayo Clinic has grown to become a vital part of Arizona and the Southwest. Mayo Clinic has brought many medical innovations to Arizona, including Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine ― Arizona Campus, the development of the first proton beam therapy program in the Southwest, and pioneering work in regenerative medicine and individualized medicine. Also, Mayo Clinic in Arizona has grown to become one of the largest organ transplant programs in the U.S., and the hospital's nursing program has received Magnet quality status from the American Nurses Association.

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Mayo Clinic announced a more than $700 million expansion of its Phoenix campus in 2018. This expansion will nearly double the size of the campus to meet the increasing demand to treat patients with complex health conditions in the Southwest. This expansion will increase the number of inpatient beds to 400 by 2023 and create almost 2,000 new jobs, including nearly 200 opportunities for physicians and scientists, by 2029.

This is the ninth consecutive year that Mayo Clinic has been ranked No. 1 in Arizona. Hospitals included in the rankings are part of an elite group recognized for breadth of excellence, according to U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla, was ranked No. 1 in Florida.

Mayo Clinic in Arizona is one of only 11 hospitals out of 4,300 that received a high-performing rating in all 17 procedures and conditions assessed by U.S. News and World Reports. In addition, Mayo Clinic in Arizona ranked nationally in these 10 specialties:

  • Cancer.
  • Cardiology and Heart Surgery.
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology.
  • Ear, Nose and Throat.
  • Gastroenterology and GI Surgery.
  • Geriatrics.
  • Gynecology.
  • Orthopedics.
  • Pulmonology.
  • Urology.

"Mayo Clinic in Arizona’s continued success is a testament to the unwavering commitment that each one of our team members has to our patients," says Richard Gray, M.D., CEO of Mayo Clinic in Arizona. "I’m humbled to lead such a compassionate team here in the Southwest. Even during a global pandemic, our people stepped up to the challenge and continue to deliver the highest quality complex clinical care for the patients who need us."

Mayo Clinic's commitment to quality and collaboration dates back more than 150 years to 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 experts work 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, more than 7,100 Mayo Clinic staff members serve nearly 105,000 patients per year from all 50 states and 70 countries. Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona is a 304-bed facility with more than 12,000 admissions per year.

Mayo Clinic has an annual impact on the Arizona economy of more than $2 billion.

This is the 32nd year that U.S. News & World Report published its rankings. U.S. News & World Report analyzed data for 5,000 medical centers to determine the rankings.

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