Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix has been named one of the top 20 hospitals in the nation for 2017-18 by U.S. News & World Report. The publication’s annual “Best Hospital Honor Roll,” ranked the 20 hospitals that outperformed all others in its review based on performance in a variety of specialties. The Phoenix hospital was cited for excelling in: cancer; cardiology and heart surgery; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology and gastroenterologic surgery; geriatrics; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonology; and urology.
Mayo Clinic Hospital in northeast Phoenix ranked No. 20. It was the first time the Phoenix hospital or any other Arizona Hospital made the top 20.
Mayo Clinic Hospital also was ranked No. 1 in Arizona and the Phoenix metro area on the publication’s overall review.
“Recognition like this are a testament to our skilled and compassionate staff who place patients’ needs first every day,” said Dr. Wyatt Decker, Mayo Clinic vice president and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Arizona, in a prepared statement.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where the health system headquarters, ranked No. 1.
Mayo Clinic established itself in Arizona when it opened its Scottsdale clinic, 13400 E. Shea Blvd., in 1987. The Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, located near Loop 101 and 56th Street, opened in 1998.
Mayo Clinic employs about 6,800 people in Arizona and treats nearly 105,000 patients annually.