Twin Cities Business
by Sam Schaust
U.S. News and World Report has again named Rochester’s Mayo Clinic the “Best Hospital” in the nation. The local health care institution and nonprofit earned the top spot last year and has now done so every one of the last five years—excluding the 2015-2016 list when it was the runner-up. Hospital rankings are determined by scores tallied in 16 fields of specialized care as well as their strength in treating nine bellwether procedures and conditions such as heart failure and lung cancer surgery. Mayo ranked no lower than 7th in the nation in all but one of the 16 specialized fields of care: ophthalmology. In all other specialization categories, including cancer, geriatrics and orthopedics, Mayo took home the gold, silver or bronze 11 times. Their full ranking breakdown for the 2018-2019 list is available here.
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Context: Mayo Clinic was named the best hospital in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 29th annual "Best Hospitals Honor Roll" published online on Tuesday, Aug. 14. Mayo Clinic also ranked No. 1 in more specialties than any other hospital in the country. “We are humbled and honored to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report,” says John Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO, Mayo Clinic. “This ranking recognizes Mayo Clinic as a destination medical center for patients with complex and serious illnesses, our staff’s total commitment to patient care, and the extraordinary depth and breadth of our medical practice.” You can read more about the honor on Mayo Clinic News Network.
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