EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire was named the ninth best hospital in Wisconsin and recognized as among the best hospitals in northwestern Wisconsin by U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of top hospitals published online today.
“Mayo Clinic Health System in northwest Wisconsin is proud of this recognition of the great care our staff provides every day to our patients,” says Richard Helmers, M.D., regional vice president of Mayo Clinic Health System, northwest Wisconsin. “It is made possible by the hard work and dedication of our staff and our great facilities.”
Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire also was rated High Performing in the specialty of urology and High Performing in the adult procedures of colon cancer surgery and hip replacement. In addition, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Minnesota, was named among the best in hospitals in southern Minnesota.
“Throughout Mayo Clinic Health System, our ultimate goal is to provide high-quality care in the communities we serve,” says Bobbie Gostout, M.D., vice president, Mayo Clinic. “Recognition like this is a reflection of the tireless efforts of physicians, providers and staff members to achieve that goal. We’re proud to be included on the Best Hospitals list.”
“We want to extend our sincere thanks to every member of Mayo Clinic Health System,” adds Dr. Gostout. “Their dedication and commitment to our values are the reason we are ranked in the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin and the No. 1 hospital in the nation. This honor also is a testament to our unique system of care that enables us to collaborate across Mayo Clinic and focus on the individual needs of each patient.”
Again, Mayo Clinic was named the top hospital. Mayo Clinic in Arizona was ranked No. 20 nationwide. Mayo Clinic took the No. 1 spot in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. It also ranked No. 1 in the Phoenix and Jacksonville metro areas.
Mayo Clinic has ranked at or near the top of Honor Roll hospitals through the history of U.S. News and World Report's best hospital rankings.
Mayo Clinic is part of a select group on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll recognized for “breadth of excellence,” according to the magazine. The Honor Roll consists of the 20 hospitals with the highest combined overall scores in 16 medical and surgical specialties. Hospitals are measured for a variety of factors, including safety, survival, patient services and reputation with other specialists.
Mayo Clinic was first overall in the magazine’s annual honor roll ranking of its Best Hospitals list and was ranked No. 1 in six specialties, including diabetes and endocrinology; gastroenterology and GI surgery; geriatrics; gynecology; nephrology; and neurology and neurosurgery.
Mayo Clinic has more No. 1 rankings than any other provider based on factors such as reputation, mortality index, patient safety, nurse staffing and Magnet status, patient services and technology. Mayo Clinic physicians, scientists, researchers, educators and allied health staff members work together to deliver the highest standards of care and transform scientific discoveries into critical advances for unmet patient needs.
“Mayo Clinic is consistently top ranked nationwide more often than any other hospital because of the thousands of people here who share a vision,” says John Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO of Mayo Clinic. “We owe this success to our physicians, scientists, researchers, educators and allied health staff who bring their expertise to focus on the individual needs of each patient.”
More than 1.3 million patients seek Mayo Clinic’s expertise each year. Mayo Clinic’s physicians are salaried to eliminate any financial pressure from patient care decisions.
Mayo Clinic’s commitment to quality dates back more than 150 years to when the Mayo brothers invented the team-based approach to medicine — an approach that is continually evolving and improving. Mayo Clinic’s experts work across specialties to provide comprehensive and coordinated care for patients with the most serious and complex conditions.
“Our patients tell us that the Mayo Clinic experience is unparalleled, offering answers quickly and giving them confidence and hope,” Dr. Noseworthy says. “Our unwavering focus on the patient is the bedrock on which Mayo Clinic is built.”
Many outside agencies rate quality in health care, and Mayo Clinic is the only health care organization that consistently ranks among the top providers nationwide regardless of the quality measure used.
This is the 28th year that U.S. News & World Report conducted a rankings list, which encompasses 16 medical specialties. U.S. News & World Report analyzes data for 4,500 medical centers to determine the rankings, which were announced today on the U.S. News & World Report website.
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About Mayo Clinic Health System
Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other health care facilities that serve the health care needs of people in 60 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.
About Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research, providing expert, whole-person care to everyone who needs healing. For more information, visit mayoclinic.org/about-mayo-clinic or newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org.
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