JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — For the third consecutive year, Mayo Clinic has been named the best hospital in Florida and the Jacksonville metro area in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings published on Tuesday, Aug. 14, on the U.S. News & World Report website.
“We are humbled and honored by our ranking with U.S. News & World Report,” says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., vice president, Mayo Clinic, and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida. Dr. Farrugia also is Mayo Clinic’s president and CEO-elect. “We have continuously refined our system of care for more than 150 years. We are always working to deliver accurate answers as quickly as possible and ensure the best outcomes for our patients.”
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Mayo Clinic in Florida has significantly invested in people, space and technology over the past few years. During this time, Mayo has nearly doubled its space and added more than 1,000 new staff members, including 130 new physicians and scientists. Mayo has attracted to the Florida campus some of the top leaders in their fields from around the world. As part of this historic growth, Mayo Clinic is engaged in a $350 million investment that will provide more than 400,000 square feet of new space for patient care, biomedical research, education and technology.
Highlights of growth at Mayo Clinic in Florida include:
Mayo Clinic in Florida provides diagnosis, medical treatment, surgery and care for more than 119,000 patients each year in 40 specialty areas. Mayo has more than 6,400 staff members in Florida and contributes $2 billion to the Florida economy.
In addition to the Florida ranking, Mayo Clinic’s Rochester, Minnesota, campus earned the No. 1 overall spot nationally on U.S. News & World Report's Honor Roll of America's Best Hospitals. Mayo Clinic also took the No. 1 spots in Arizona and Minnesota.
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 world-class experts work closely across specialties to provide comprehensive and coordinated care for patients with the most serious and complex conditions.
“Our top ranking is only possible because of our talented staff,” Dr. Farrugia says. “Mayo Clinic’s emphasis on collaboration and teamwork allows us to bring the full spectrum of our knowledge and expertise together to focus on the individual needs of each patient.”
This is the 29th year that U.S. News & World Report conducted the Best Hospitals rankings, which encompasses 16 medical specialties. U.S. News & World Report analyzes data for 5,000 medical centers to determine the rankings.
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