Mayo Clinic named among 10 top US health systems

June 15, 2011

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — For the second consecutive year, Mayo Clinic has been named to the list of 10 Top Health Systems by Thomson Reuters. Data was gathered from Mayo Clinic’s three campuses in Rochester, Minn., Jacksonville, Fla., and Phoenix, Ariz., as well as 10 of its 70-member Mayo Clinic Health System sites, including Barron, Bloomer and Eau Claire.

Other sites comprising the Mayo Clinic Health System in northwest Wisconsin are based out of Menomonie and Osseo.

Thomson Reuters identifies the nation’s 10 best health systems by performing independent research and analyzing public data from 285 health systems. This year’s research used 2008 and 2009 Medicare Provider Analysis and Review Data, as well as results reported on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Hospital Compare Website.

Organizations winning this award generally outperformed their peers by:

  • Providing better care
  • Following accepted care protocols and patient safety standards more closely
  • Having better short- and long-term survival rates
  • Creating fewer patient complications, making fewer patient safety errors
  • Earning better overall patient satisfaction scores

Also in the top 10 were Advocate Health Care of Oak Brook, Ill.; Cape Cod Healthcare in Hyannis, Mass.; CareGroup Healthcare System in Boston; Kettering Health Network in Dayton, Ohio; Maury Regional Healthcare System in Columbia, Tenn.; NorthShore University Health System in Evanston, Ill.; OhioHealth in Columbus, Ohio; Partners HealthCare in Boston; and Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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Mayo Clinic Health System consists of Mayo-owned clinics, hospitals and other health care facilities that serve the health care needs of people in 70 communities in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality health care close to home.

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