Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 hospital by U.S. News & World Report

Mayo Clinic is named the best hospital in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 29th annual “Best Hospitals Honor Roll” published online August 14.

According to a news release, Mayo Clinic also ranked No. 1 in more specialties than any other hospital in the country.

Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, is the fifth best hospital in Wisconsin (three-way tie) and a best regional hospital in Northwest Wisconsin.

Mayo Clinic is part of a select group of hospitals recognized on the “Best Hospitals Honor Roll” for “breadth of excellence,” according to U.S. News & World Report. The honor roll consists of 20 hospitals with the highest combined overall scores in 16 medical and surgical specialties.

Mayo Clinic is first overall in the honor roll and ranks first, second or third in 11 specialties. It is No. 1 in six specialties:

— Diabetes and Endocrinology
— Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Surgery
— Geriatrics
— Gynecology
— Nephrology
— Neurology and Neurosurgery

Mayo Clinic ranked No. 2 in four specialties — Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology (two-way tie). It ranked No. 3 in Cancer.

“We are humbled and honored to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report,” says John Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO, Mayo Clinic. “This ranking recognizes Mayo Clinic as a destination medical center for patients with complex and serious illnesses, our staff’s total commitment to patient care, and the extraordinary depth and breadth of our medical practice.”

More than 1.3 million people from all 50 states and about 140 countries turn to Mayo Clinic for diagnosis and treatment each year, the news release said.

“Mayo Clinic is different,” Dr. Noseworthy says. “Within moments of walking through our doors, our patients say they can sense that difference – and it often gives them fresh hope. Our teams apply their collective medical expertise to the serious and complex conditions our patients face – to provide the right answers, the first time.”