EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — The hospital at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire was named the No. 4 hospital in Wisconsin and recognized as a “Best Regional Hospital” in northwest Wisconsin on U.S. News & World Report’s“Best Hospitals” rankings. The rankings were published on the U.S. News & World Report website on Tuesday, July 30.
“We are thrilled to see our team’s great work being recognized,” says Richard Helmers, M.D., regional vice president, Northwest Wisconsin Tegion, Mayo Clinic Health System. ”This recognition is a tangible milestone of the incredible work we see every day of the year. We are serving the needs of more patients today than ever before, providing hope, healing and the most advanced care available in northwest Wisconsin.”
Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire also was nationally ranked as “high-performing” in the specialties of Gastroenterology and Gastroenterologic Surgery, and rated “high-performing” in these adult procedures and conditions: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement.
”We are very proud of our talented teams and the excellent care they provide to our patients at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire,” says Bobbie Gostout, M.D., president, Mayo Clinic Health System. “This ranking by U.S. News & World Report is a welcome recognition of the commitment of our entire Eau Claire staff to compassionately serve our patients with innovative solutions, and the latest medical and surgical treatments for serious conditions.”
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, was named the No. 1 hospital in the nation. Mayo Clinic also ranked No. 1 in the Phoenix and Jacksonville, Florida, metro areas. In addition, the hospital at Mayo Clinic Health System — Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse, Wisconsin, was recognized as a “Best Regional Hospital” in southwest Wisconsin and named “high-performing” in these adult procedures and conditions: congestive heart failure, COPD and knee replacement. Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Minnesota, was named “high-performing” in these adult procedures: congestive heart failure and colon cancer surgery.
“Mayo Clinic Health System provides high-quality care to hundreds of thousands of patients each year,” says Dr. Gostout. “In Mankato, La Crosse, Eau Claire and communities across the Midwest, Mayo Clinic Health System is bringing the knowledge and expertise of Mayo Clinic — the nation’s leading hospital — to patients in the community setting.”
The U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll “Best Hospital” rankings feature the 20 U.S. hospitals with the highest overall scores in 16 medical and surgical specialties, and nine common procedures and conditions. Hospitals are measured on factors that include safety, survival, experience, nurse staffing, patient services and reputation with other specialists.
Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 in more specialties than any other hospital in the country, including Diabetes and Endocrinology; Ears, Nose and Throat; Gastroenterology and Gastroenterologic Surgery; Nephrology; and Urology.
“Being recognized as the No. 1 health care provider in the nation is a tribute to the incredible work of our staff because it recognizes both our medical expertise as well as our commitment to compassionate, individualized care,” says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., president and CEO, Mayo Clinic. “Each day, we strive to bring hope and healing to our patients.”
Mayo Clinic, which began as a single physician medical practice on the Minnesota prairie in 1864 and for decades has been a global destination for hope and healing, consistently rates among the top U.S. medical centers in independent rankings. More than 65,000 Mayo Clinic staff members work to deliver the highest standards of care and transform scientific discoveries into critical advances for patients. And more than 1.2 million people from all 50 states and more than 130 countries come to Mayo Clinic each year for expert and compassionate care.
“The consistency of being top ranked nationwide more often than any other hospital is truly a reflection of the thousands of staff who share the same vision of providing the best care for our patients,” says Dr. Farrugia.
U.S. News & World Report analyzed data collected from nearly 5,000 medical centers and survey responses from more than 30,000 physicians to compile its annual “Best Hospitals” rankings. This is the 30th year that U.S. News & World Report published a rankings list.
# # #
Press ContactDan Lea