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Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., on quality at Mayo Clinic

We are honored to be again recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 1 hospital, now for five consecutive years. Mayo Clinic is additionally the only health care organization that is consistently ranked among the top providers nationwide by a variety of rating agencies that measure quality. We are grateful for this recognition as we know patients and their families turn to rankings like these when they are deciding where to go for care, and we do want them to come to Mayo Clinic for their complex or serious care.

The number one ranking by U.S. News is a tribute to the incredible work of our staff because it recognizes both our medical expertise and our commitment to compassionate, individualized and innovative care. Every day we strive to bring hope, healing and joy to patients especially during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

U.S. News ranks Mayo Clinic as No.1 in more specialties than any other provider and that's important because patients with serious or complex illnesses need multiple experts to come together quickly to find answers for them. More than a million people from all 50 states and 140 countries turn to Mayo Clinic for diagnosis and treatment annually, often when they haven't found answers elsewhere. And, within moments of interacting with our staff, in person or virtually, patients often say they can sense a difference and that gives them new hope.

Mayo Clinic's destination sites also ranked No. 1 in Minnesota, Arizona and Florida. Special congratulations to all our staff especially for their perseverance and commitment to providing high-quality, safe care during the COVID-19 crisis. As we look to the future we commit to lead the transformation of healthcare and continue to work together with our partners on behalf of patients to compassionately and consistently deliver the best possible integrated health care.

Mayo Clinic is top-ranked for quality more often than any other health care organization.

These endorsements reinforce Mayo Clinic's commitment to provide the highest quality care to each patient every day. Although no single set of measures can perfectly represent health care quality, Mayo Clinic is proud to be recognized.

These organizations recognize Mayo Clinic for high levels of quality and safety:

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings

    Thirteen hospitals across Mayo Clinic have received star ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for Overall Hospital Quality.

    Six of the 13 hospitals earned five stars — the highest score possible. The national average is three of five stars.

    The star ratings measure seven broad categories:

    • Mortality
    • Safety of care
    • Readmission
    • Patient experience
    • Effectiveness of care
    • Timeliness of care
    • Efficient use of imaging

    Hospitals that receive five-star ratings are among the top 6.33% of hospitals in the U.S.

    Mayo Clinic hospitals that received 5 star ratings are:


    • Mayo Clinic Hospital


    • Mayo Clinic Hospital


    • Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester

    Mayo Clinic Health System

    • Eau Claire, Wisconsin
    • La Crosse, Wisconsin
    • Red Cedar, Wisconsin
  • Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scores

    Five Mayo Clinic hospitals scored high marks for safety, earning an "A" grade for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, an independent, national nonprofit organization run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

    Mayo Clinic hospitals that received an "A" grade are:


    • Mayo Clinic Hospital


    • Mayo Clinic Hospital


    • Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester

    Mayo Clinic Health System

    • La Crosse, Wisconsin
    • Red Wing, Minnesota
  • Nursing Magnet status

    Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Florida and Rochester have been awarded Magnet recognition for their nursing programs. The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.

  • Quality Leadership Award

    Three Mayo Clinic hospitals received the 2019 Bernard A. Birnbaum, M.D., Quality Leadership Award. This award recognizes superior performance, as measured by Vizient's Quality and Accountability Study, which has been conducted annually since 2005.

    • Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester ranked No. 3 of 93 academic medical centers.
    • Mayo Clinic Hospital in Florida ranked No. 1 among 79 large, specialized complex care medical centers.
    • Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, Minnesota, ranked No. 2 among 95 community hospitals. This was the fourth consecutive year that Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing was in the top three.
  • The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

    The American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program has recognized Mayo Clinic Hospital – Rochester, Mayo Clinic Hospital in Florida and Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin as three of 89 participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care. As a participant in the program, Mayo tracks the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures to direct quality improvement efforts.

  • U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Rankings

    Mayo Clinic has always ranked at or near the top of the "Best Hospitals Honor Roll."

    Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester was once again named the No. 1 hospital in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2020-21 "Best Hospitals Honor Roll."

    Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 in Minnesota, Arizona and Florida.

    Mayo Clinic in Rochester is the No. 1 hospital in the nation and top ranked in 12 specialties, with No. 1 rankings in six specialties:

    • Diabetes & Endocrinology
    • Gastroenterology (GI) & GI Surgery
    • Gynecology
    • Nephrology
    • Pulmonology & Lung Surgery
    • Urology

    No. 2 rankings in:

    • Cardiology & Heart Surgery
    • Orthopedics

    No. 3 rankings in:

    • Cancer
    • Ears, Nose & Throat

    And No. 4 in Geriatrics and No. 7 in Neurology & Neurosurgery

    Mayo Clinic's multidisciplinary teams of experts work tirelessly to provide high-quality, personalized care to all who need help.

    More than 4,500 hospitals were evaluated in at least one of the ten procedures or conditions, using methods developed by health services researchers at U.S. News & World Report.

    These are the ten routine individual procedures and conditions:

    • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    • Aortic valve surgery
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • Colon cancer surgery
    • Congestive heart failure
    • Heart bypass surgery
    • Hip replacement
    • Knee replacement
    • Lung cancer surgery
    • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

    Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Florida and Rochester were among 37 institutions, less than 1% of hospitals evaluated, that rated "High-Performing" in all ten categories.

  • U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals

    Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester has again been ranked as the top performing children's hospital in the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin on U.S. News & World Report's 2020-2021 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.