ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic again has been named the nation’s best hospital in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” rankings, and Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato was rated “High Performing” in colon cancer surgery and heart failure.

 

“We are very proud of our teams who provide excellent care to hundreds of thousands of patients each year in Eau Claire, Mankato and communities across the Midwest,” says Bobbie Gostout, M.D., president, Mayo Clinic Health System. “Our Mayo Clinic Health System staff are committed to delivering outstanding, patient-centric community care and, when needed, connections to the knowledge and expertise of Mayo Clinic — the nation’s leading hospital. 

 

This year marks Mayo Clinic’s fifth year with the No. 1 ranking in the nation, along with Mayo Clinic being ranked the No. 1 hospital in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. The Clinic continues to rank No. 1 in more medical specialty areas than any other U.S. medical center. Other highlights in this year’s “Best Hospitals” rankings include:

 

  • Mayo Clinic in Arizona is ranked No. 16 on the “Best Hospitals Honor Roll,” one of the top 20 hospitals in the nation. 
  • Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, is No. 6 in Wisconsin among all hospitals.
  • The hospital at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire is recognized in Northwest Wisconsin as a “Best Regional Hospital.”

 

“To be ranked the No. 1 hospital in the nation for five years consecutively is a testament to the excellence of our remarkable staff, who put our patients’ needs first — even, and especially, during a pandemic,” says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., president and CEO, Mayo Clinic. “Providing tailored, compassionate, quality care is at the core of what we do every day, and it’s a privilege to see our staff come together to creatively solve complex medical problems and develop new cures through innovative research.”

 

Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire also rated “High Performing” in the adult procedures and conditions of abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement

 

The U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospital” rankings recognize the 20 U.S. hospitals with the highest overall scores in 16 medical and surgical specialties, and 10 common procedures and conditions. Hospitals are measured on factors that include survival, experience, nurse staffing, patient services and reputation with other specialists.

 

Mayo Clinic ranks No. 1 in six specialty areas this year, more than any other provider:

 

  • Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology (GI) and GI Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Nephrology
  • Pulmonology and Lung Surgery
  • Urology

“We are grateful for this recognition as we know patients and their families turn to rankings like these when they are deciding where to go for care, and we do want them to come to Mayo Clinic for their complex or serious care,” says Dr. Farrugia. 

Mayo Clinic has grown to become a global destination for hope and healing since it began as a single physician medical practice in 1864. Mayo Clinic’s staff of more than 70,000 provide expert, compassionate care to more than 1.2 million patients from every state and nearly 140 countries each year. 

 

“Being ranked the No. 1 hospital in the nation, and the top ranked hospitals in Arizona, Florida, and Minnesota, validates what our staff does every day to provide the safest and best care to every patient,” says Henry Ting, M.D., chief value officer, Mayo Clinic. “Our ongoing commitment to quality, safety and experience is unwavering in the new normal of the COVID-19 pandemic. These honors truly belong to our staff. We’re proud to be recognized as a category of one for the outstanding patient care that has differentiated Mayo from other health care organizations throughout our 150-year history.” 

 

U.S. News & World Report evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 26 specialties, and 10 procedures and conditions to compile its annual “Best Hospitals” rankings.