Mayo Clinic falls to No. 2 on annual list of nation's best hospitals
Rochester's Mayo Clinic dropped to second place in this year's U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals list.
Massachusetts General Hospital reclaimed the top spot in the annual report, which analyzes data from nearly 5,000 hospitals and surveys from more than 140,000 physicians. Johns Hopkins Hospital, UCLA Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic rounded out the top five.
Mayo finished atop the list for the first time ever in last year's ranking.
In this year's report, Mayo ranked nationally in 15 out of the 16 adult specialties, including a No. 1 ranking in eight adult specialties:
- Diabetes and endocrinology
- Gastroenterology and GI surgery
- Neurology and neurosurgery
The eight No. 1 rankings were more than any other provider, which Mayo calls a "testament to the breadth and depth of excellence that yields the best, whole-person care for each patient every day." The clinic also ranked near the top in 10 pediatric specialties.
“This ranking underscores our long-standing commitment to provide the highest-quality care that best meets our patients’ needs,” said Mayo Clinic President and CEO John Noseworthy. “We owe our success to staff members who dedicate themselves daily to this shared mission.”
Here's a look at the five best hospitals in Minnesota, according to the report:
- Mayo Clinic, Rochester
- Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis
- St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud
- University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis
- Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids
(Cover photo: The Med City Beat)