• By Jim McVeigh

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

July 30, 2019
Mayo Clinic's Campus in Arizona

PHOENIX — Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona is again ranked No. 1 in Arizona and the Phoenix metro area, and No. 18 nationally, by U.S. News & World Report. This marks the third time that Mayo Clinic has been recognized with two hospitals on U.S. News & World Report's"Best Hospitals Honor Roll," which includes the top 20 hospitals in the nation. Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is ranked No. 1 nationally. The results were published July 30 on the U.S. News & World Report website.

Since opening its Scottsdale, Arizona, location in 1988 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 the largest organ transplant program in the U.S., and the hospital's nursing program has received Magnet quality status from the American Nurses Association.

In 2018, Mayo Clinic announced a $648 million expansion that will nearly double the size of the Phoenix campus over five years to meet the increasing demand to treat patients with complex health conditions in the Southwest. The expansion will increase the number of inpatient beds from 280 to 374 by 2023 and create almost 2,000 new jobs, including nearly 200 physicians, by 2029.

This is the seventh 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 Hospital in Arizona ranked nationally in eight specialties:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiology and Heart Surgery
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Gastroenterology and Gastroenterologic Surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Orthopedics
  • Pulmonology
  • Urology

“While it’s a tremendous honor for us to be named among the best hospitals in the nation, we are most proud of our skilled and compassionate staff who place patients' needs first every day,” says Richard Gray, M.D., CEO of Mayo Clinic in Arizona. "This distinction recognizes just how well our staff has done in focusing on the highest quality and safest care possible for our patients.”

Watch: Dr. Richard Gray discusses the U.S. News & World Report rankings.

In addition to the Arizona ranking, Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester earned the No. 1 overall spot nationally on U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" rankings.

Mayo Clinic's commitment to quality and collaboration dates back more than 150 years 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 many countries. Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona is a 268-bed, seven-story 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 30th year that U.S. News & World Report published its rankings, which encompass 16 medical specialties. U.S. News & World Report analyzed data for 5,000 medical centers to determine the rankings.

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