There's a stunning coloured glass Dale Chihuly chandelier worth an estimated $1.2m in one of the hallways. Outside, lush green lawns spread peacefully around elegant white and glass blocks. The state-of-the-art labs are in a hurricane-proof building with huge windows, on the second floor in case of flooding, not in the usual drab basement. The Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, has it all and offers some of the best medical care in the US. Yet in the midst of this billion-dollar 400-acre campus, Dr William Rupp, CEO, talks about the urgent need for the US to curb healthcare costs.
Guardian by Sarah Boseley