The Mayo Clinic is back at No. 1 – plus the top 10 hospitals in MN

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The Mayo Clinic is No. 1 again.

The Rochester hospital took the top spot on U.S. News & World Report's annual hospital rankings, which were released Tuesday. Mayo beat out the Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital, which finished No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.

"We are honored to be recognized in this way, as it reflects the tremendous work of our staff every day in caring for our patients and their families," John Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO of Mayo Clinic, said in a news release. "This ranking is a testament to the dedication and excellence of all of our Mayo Clinic staff."

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The Mayo Clinic has been ranked among the top hospitals on the publication's Honor Roll for the past few years, earning its first No. 1 ranking in 2014. Last year, the hospital finished No. 2.

This year's list compared nearly 5,000 medical centers in 25 specialties. The Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 in eight of the 16 adult specialties: diabetes and endocrinology; gastroenterology and GI surgery; geriatrics; gynecology; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; pulmonology; and urology.

The hospital ranked No. 2 in three specialties: cardiology and heart surgery; ear, nose and throat; and orthopedics. The Mayo Clinic came in at No. 3 for cancer.

Best hospitals in Minnesota

This year's report also breaks down the best hospitals by region. Here's a look at the top 10 in Minnesota, according to the report.

1. Mayo Clinic, Rochester
2. Abbot Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis
3. St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud
4. University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis
5. Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids
6. Essential Health-St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth (tied)
6. Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina (tied)
6. Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, St. Louis Park (tied)
6. United Hospital, St. Paul
10. North Memorial Hospital, Robbinsdale (tied)
10. Regions Hospital, St. Paul (tied)

Last month, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released its ratings of hospitals nationwide – the Mayo Clinic was Minnesota's only hospital to get a 5-star rating (only 2.2 percent of hospitals nationwide earned that rating).

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