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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Once again, Mayo Clinic has been named the best hospital in Florida and the Jacksonville metro area in U.S. News & World Report's annual "Best Hospitals" rankings published July 28. In this year's rankings, Mayo Clinic in Florida tied for the No. 1 spot in the state.
"We are humbled and honored to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report," says Kent Thielen, M.D., CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida. "The ranking reflects the dedication of our staff and the outstanding quality of care at Mayo Clinic. It is a testament to our unique system of care that has been continuously refined for more than 150 years."
Mayo Clinic in Florida ranked nationally among the top 50 hospitals in seven specialties:
Mayo Clinic in Florida provides diagnosis, medical treatment, surgery and care for more than 119,000 patients each year in 40 specialty areas. Mayo, which has more than 7,000 staff members in Florida, contributes $2 billion annually to the Florida economy.
"When people come to Mayo Clinic, they receive what we have long been known for: highly integrated, expert, compassionate care for the most serious and complex conditions," Dr. Thielen says. "Our work is never done, and we embrace a culture of continuous improvement. We will continue to push to achieve top performance rankings and even higher levels of excellence for our patients."
Mayo Clinic Hospital ― Rochester in Rochester, Minnesota, is the best hospital in the country on U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" rankings. Mayo Clinic in Rochester also is No. 1 in Minnesota. Mayo Clinic in Arizona is No. 1 in Arizona and the Phoenix metro area.
Mayo Clinic's commitment to quality dates back more than 150 years to when the Mayo brothers pioneered the team-based approach to medicine ― an approach that is continually evolving. Mayo Clinic's experts work across specialties to provide comprehensive and coordinated care for patients with the most serious and complex conditions.
"The No. 1 ranking is again exciting news for Jacksonville and Florida as we continue to grow as a leading destination medical center in the Southeast," Dr. Thielen says. "We have so much to be proud of, and it's inspiring to think about our limitless potential."
This is the 31st year that U.S. News & World Report conducted its "Best Hospitals" rankings. These rankings encompass 16 medical specialties. U.S. News & World Report analyzes data for 5,000 medical centers to determine the rankings.
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