• By Joel Streed

Mayo Clinic No. 3 in DiversityInc’s ‘Top Hospitals and Health Care Systems’ rankings

May 4, 2022
Mayo Clinic Rochester campus Gonda Building entrance with a blue sky and patients walking near crosswalk

Mayo Clinic ranked high on three specialty lists in the annual DiversityInc rankings of the "Top 50 Companies for Diversity." Mayo was ranked No. 3 among "Top Hospitals and Healthcare Systems for Diversity," up from No. 4 in 2021. It also ranked among the "Top Companies for People with Disabilities," coming in at No. 16, and a new entry into the "Top Companies for Talent Acquisition for Women of Color" at No. 1. DiversityInc surveys staff at health care organizations to assess how they manage diversity. 

DiversityInc's annual survey gauges how U.S. companies with more than 1,000 staff members manage diversity. The rankings are considered the leading assessment of corporate diversity efforts.

DiversityInc's annual survey gauges how U.S. companies with more than 1,000 staff members manage diversity. The rankings are considered the leading assessment of corporate diversity efforts.

The results are a reflection of Mayo's progress and commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity.

"For more than a decade, Mayo Clinic has embraced social justice and belonging for our staff, patients and the community at large," says Barbara Jordan, administrator for Mayo Clinic's Office of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. "Our recognition as a top health care system for diversity shows our commitment to continuous progress."

Mayo Clinic has long embraced diversity and inclusion, and Mayo's priorities are reflected in these institutional goals:

  • Provide high-quality, culturally appropriate care in a welcoming environment to all patients.
  • Increase the diversity of Mayo Clinic patients.
  • Improve inclusiveness and participation of diverse staff members at all levels of the organization.
  • Increase the proportion of women and minority staff and students where underrepresented.
  • Increase the proportion of women and minorities in senior leadership.
  • Identify and eliminate health disparities, and become a national leader in the science and promotion of health equity.

To participate in DiversityInc's "Top Hospitals and Healthcare Systems for Diversity" ranking, Mayo Clinic had to submit a detailed self-assessment, including practices and outcomes.