Mayo Clinic named No. 1 on 'Best Hospitals' list

It's the sixth year in a row the Rochester hospital has been named the best of the best.

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester has been ranked No. 1 on U.S. News and World Report's annual "Best Hospitals" ranking

This is the sixth consecutive year the Mayo Clinic finished first in the United States. It has also ranked as the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota since 2012, the first year the state rankings were published. 

In Minnesota-only rankings, the Mayo was followed by Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, and then St. Cloud Hospital, with the top five rounded out by Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, and Park Nicollet Methodist in St. Louis Park (which were all joint 4th).

You can find the Minnesota rankings here.

"Mayo Clinic is honored to be the No. 1-ranked hospital in the nation for the sixth consecutive year, and we are truly grateful to our extraordinary staff for always putting our patients' needs first in the exceptional care that they provide," Mayo Clinic President and CEO Gianrico Farrugia said in a news release

"At Mayo Clinic, each patient receives specialized care from an innovative, collaborative and highly talented team that is committed to both treating serious or complex disease and advancing new and better cures through innovative research."

U.S. News and World Report ranks the best hospitals based on 15 medical and surgical specialties and 17 common procedures and conditions. Hospitals are measured on various factors that include survival, experience, nurse staffing, technology, patient services and reputation. 

Mayo Clinic came in at No. 1 on the publication's Best Hospitals Honor Roll for 2021-2022, ranking nationally in 14 adult specialties and eight children's specialties, as well as being rated high performing in one adult specialty and 16 procedures and conditions.

"This recognition reflects our staff's consistent performance in improving the lives and health of people throughout our community, across the nation as well as worldwide," Andrew Limper, Mayo's interim chief value officer, said in a statement. "I am proud of the staff with whom I work alongside every day and who are driven to provide quality and equitable care to each of our patients. We are grateful whenever our dedicated staff is duly recognized, and we know that they do this work because they have a truly compassionate desire to ensure our patients' health comes first."

Rounding out the overall top five are: Cleveland Clinic at No. 2, UCLA Medica Center at No. 3, Johns Hopkins Hospital at No. 4 and Massachusetts General Hospital at No. 5. 

You can find the full ranking here

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