Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix cracks the top 20 nationally for first time.
For the second year in a row, Mayo Clinic Rochester topped the best hospital rankings list by U.S. News and World Report. For the first time, an Arizona hospital makes the top 20 on the national list, called the “honor roll”. That hospital? Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix.
Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and UCSF Medical Center rounded out the top five.
Banner Health placed three hospitals on the national “best hospitals” listing of 178 hospitals nationally, including Banner Estrella and both Banner University Medical Centers (Tucson and Phoenix). Flagstaff Medical Center also makes the list, as does Dignity Health’s St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. In fact, they tied for 5th in the Arizona rankings. Phoenix Children’s Hospital is ranked nationally in six specialties.
Not making the national list, but listed as highly performing in certain specialties, are numerous hospitals from Arizona. Banner Health and HonorHealth have numerous facilities with highly performing specialties. Abrazo earned high performing rankings in a few specialties. Iasis scored one high performing specialty in orthopedics at St. Lukes. Medical Center. Arizona Orthopedic Surgical Hospital and Arizona Spine and Joint Hospital each earned a high performing ranking in orthopedics. Yavapai Regional Medical Center earned one high performing rank in knee replacement surgery.
Mayo Clinic’s Arizona hospital ranked No. 20 for hospitals nationwide. The national Mayo system placed hospitals at the top of the rankings in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.
Mayo Clinic also led the country in six of the 16 specialities ranked. Specialties headed by Mayo Clinic are diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology (GI) and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery.
The hospital also ranked second in cardiology and heart surgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. It continued its impressive finishes with a No. 3 rank in cancer and No. 4 in ear, nose and throat.
“Mayo Clinic is consistently top ranked nationwide more often than any other hospital because of the thousands of people here who shared a vision,” John Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO of Mayo Clinic said in a press release. “Our physicians, scientists, researchers, educators and allied health staff bring their expertise to focus on the individual needs of each patient.”
The U.S. News and World Report rankings compare 4,400 hospitals across 16 specialties and nine procedures and conditions. Rankings are based off patient survival, volume, readmission rates, patient experience, patient safety and adequacy of nurse staffing.
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