Thursday, July 21, 2011

Mayo Clinic Named to U.S. News Best Hospitals List for 22nd Year

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Thursday, July 21st 2011 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- U.S. News & World Reporthas named Mayo Clinic to its annual list of “Best Hospitals”for the 22nd year. Hospitals included in the Honor Roll, such as Mayo Clinic, are part of a small group recognized for “breadth of excellence,” according to the magazine. The rankings were announced today on U.S. News & World Report’s website. Print editions will be on newsstands starting Aug. 30.

To make the magazine's “Honor Roll,” a medical center has to rank at or near the top in at least six of the 16 specialties included in the rankings. Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., was ranked in the top three in 10 specialties, and number 1 in four specialties: diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, gynecology and kidney disease and disorders.

U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on factorssuch as reputation, mortality index, patient safety, nurse staffing, patient services and technology. Mayo Clinic was ranked among the top five in 11 of the 12 specialties that factor volumes, outcomes, technology and safety metrics into the rankings.

“At Mayo Clinic, we have a deep commitment to delivering high-value health care that best meets patients’ needs,” says John Noseworthy, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO.

Dr. Noseworthy notes that the U.S. News & World Report ranking is an important measure, but not the only mark of Mayo’s performance.

“This is an important ranking that patients and Mayo Clinic take seriously. It’s one of the ways that patients and Mayo Clinic measure our performance,” Dr. Noseworthy says. “But we also know that we can never be satisfied and that to meet the needs of tomorrow's patients, we need to keep our focus on the future of health care.”

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