Mayo Clinic No. 1 in Phoenix and Arizona on U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Hospitals’ rankings


Skyline of the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona with the sun setting behind the mountains in the background.

Arizona hospital in the nation’s top 20 and 11 of its specialty areas ranked nationally  

PHOENIX — Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona is again ranked No. 1 in Arizona and the Phoenix metro area, and No. 16 nationally, by U.S. News & World Report. This marks the fourth time that Mayo Clinic has been recognized with two hospitals on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals Honor Roll,” which includes the top 20 hospitals in the nation. Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester is ranked No. 1 nationally. The results were published July 28 on the U.S. News & World Report web site.

Since opening its Scottsdale, Arizona, location in 1988 and its hospital in Phoenix in 1998, Mayo Clinic has grown to become a vital part of Arizona and the Southwest. Mayo Clinic has brought many medical innovations to Arizona, including Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine  – Arizona Campus, the development of the first proton beam therapy program in the Southwest, and pioneering work in regenerative medicine and individualized medicine. Also, Mayo Clinic in Arizona has grown to become one of the largest organ transplant programs in the U.S., and the hospital’s nursing program has received Magnet quality status from the American Nurses Association.

Mayo Clinic announced a more than $700 million expansion of the Phoenix hospital campus in 2018. This expansion will nearly double the size of the campus to meet the increasing demand to treat patients with complex health conditions in the Southwest. This expansion will increase the number of inpatient beds to 400 by 2023 and create almost 2,000 new jobs, including nearly 200 opportunities for physicians and scientists, by 2029.

This is the eighth consecutive year that Mayo Clinic has been ranked No. 1 in Arizona. Hospitals included in the rankings are part of an elite group recognized for breadth of excellence, according to U.S. News & World Report.

VIDEO: Richard Gray, M.D., CEO, Mayo Clinic in Arizona

Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona ranked nationally in 11 of 16 specialties:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiology and Heart Surgery
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Gastroenterology and GI Surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Gynecology
  • Nephrology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pulmonology
  • Urology

“Recognitions like this reflect outstanding clinical outcomes, but also the compassion of our staff. I am inspired every day by our employees’ commitment to the needs of our patients,” says Richard Gray, M.D., CEO of Mayo Clinic in Arizona. “Never has it been more apparent than during the uncertainty of this year. Our employees have shouldered unprecedented burdens, made personal sacrifices and yet have stayed true to the mission of providing the best and safest care for patients. We could not be more proud of the physicians, nurses, therapists and every team member.”

Mayo Clinic’s commitment to quality and collaboration dates back more than 150 years to when the Mayo brothers invented the team-based approach to medicine – an approach that is continuously refined over time. Then and now, Mayo Clinic’s experts work closely across specialties to provide comprehensive and coordinated care for patients with the most serious and complex conditions.

Mayo Clinic in Arizona provides more than 65 medical and surgical specialties, including programs in cancer treatment, organ transplantation, neurology and cardiology. In Arizona, more than 7,100 Mayo Clinic staff members serve nearly 105,000 patients per year from all 50 states and 70 countries. Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona is a 304-bed, seven-story facility with more than 12,000 admissions per year.

Mayo Clinic has an annual impact on the Arizona economy of more than $2 billion.

This is the 31st year that U.S. News & World Report published its rankings, which encompass 16 medical specialties. U.S. News & World Report analyzed data for 5,000 medical centers to determine the rankings.

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