- By Jim McVeigh
U.S. News & World Report ‘Best Hospitals Honor Roll’: Mayo Clinic No. 1 in Phoenix and Arizona
PHOENIX ─ Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona is again ranked No. 1 in Arizona and the Phoenix metro area, and was named to the “Best Hospital Honor Roll” by U.S. News & World Report. This marks the first time an Arizona hospital has been recognized on the Honor Roll as one of the top 20 in the nation delivering exceptional treatment across multiple areas of care. The results were announced today on the U.S. News & World Report website.
Since opening its Scottsdale, Arizona, location 30 years ago and its hospital in Phoenix in 1998, Mayo Clinic has grown to become a vital part of Arizona and the Southwest, bringing many medical innovations to Arizona including:
- Mayo Clinic School of Medicine - In June, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine expanded to Arizona, ushering new ideas to improve quality, outcomes and cost, and prepare future doctors to not only deliver, but also administer care.
- Proton beam therapy - Part of Mayo Clinic’s National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, this therapy is a more precise radiological cancer treatment using specialized “pencil beam” technology to eradicate hard-to-reach tumors.
- Regenerative medicine – The Center for Regenerative Medicine harnesses the potential to repair diseased, injured or congenitally defective tissues and organs
- Individualized medicine - The latest discoveries in genomics-based tests and care are brought forward in Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine
Hospitals included in the U.S. News & World Report report are part of an elite group recognized for “breadth of excellence,” according to the magazine. Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona ranked nationally in 10 specialties:
- Cardiology and Heart Surgery
- Ear, Nose and Throat
- Gastroenterology and Gastroenterologic Surgery
- Neurology and Neurosurgery
“Recognitions like this are a testament to our skilled and compassionate staff who place patients' needs first every day,” says Wyatt Decker, M.D., vice president, Mayo Clinic, and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Arizona. “Mayo Clinic has a long tradition and deep organizational commitment to delivering high-value health care that best meets patients’ needs. Mayo Clinic is a trusted resource for patients. We are proud to be the leader of academic medicine in the Southwest and will continue to be a beacon of excellence in medical research, education and patient care for Arizonans.”
Journalists: Broadcast-quality sound bites with Dr. Decker and b-roll of the Arizona campus are in the downloads.
In addition to the Arizona 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 Minnesota and Florida.
“Mayo Clinic is consistently top ranked nationwide more often than any other hospital because of the thousands of people here who shared a vision,” says John Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO, Mayo Clinic. “Our physicians, scientists, researchers, educators and allied health staff bring their expertise to focus on the individual needs of each patient.”
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.
Mayo Clinic’s in Arizona provides more than 65 medical and surgical specialties, including programs in cancer treatment, organ transplantation, neurology and cardiology. In Arizona, more than 6,800 Mayo Clinic staff members serve nearly 105,000 patients per year from all 50 states and many foreign countries. Mayo Clinic Hospital is a 268-bed, seven-story medical center with more than 12,000 admissions per year and nearly 26,000 Emergency Department visits.
Mayo Clinic in Arizona has annual impact on the Arizona economy of nearly $2 billion.
This is the 28th year that U.S. News & World Report conducted a rankings list, which encompasses 16 medical specialties. U.S. News analyzes data for 5,000 medical centers to determine the rankings.
About Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research, providing expert, comprehensive care to everyone who needs healing. For more information, visit mayoclinic.org/about-mayo-clinic or newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org.
Jim McVeigh, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 480-301-4222, firstname.lastname@example.org