July 09, 2015
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Transplant programs at Mayo Clinic ranked best in US

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Mayo Clinic ranked best in the U.S. for providing solid organ transplants after all three of its sites exceeded patient and graft survival expectations at 1 month, 1 year and 3 years, according to a press release.

The results were drawn from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, a national database of transplant statistics. A recent biannual report compared 1-month and 1-year outcomes for patients who received a transplant between January 2012 and June 30, 2014 and 3-year outcomes for patients who received a transplant between January 2010 and June 30, 2012 among institutions throughout the country, according to the release.

According to the report, the liver transplant program at the Arizona campus topped patient and graft survival outcomes at 1 year for the second consecutive reporting period. The program is one of three in the U.S. to exceed expected outcomes at this time period. The Arizona campus was also credited with one of the two kidney transplant programs in the country to exceed expectations at 1 year.

At the Rochester, Minn. campus, the liver transplant program was the only program to deliver better than expected outcomes at 1 month, according to the release, and its graft survival outcomes related to kidney transplants were comparable to only four other transplant programs in the U.S. with better than expected results at 1 year.

Finally, the lung transplant program at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus was one of two programs in the country that demonstrated better patient and graft survival outcomes than expected at 1 year. In addition, their liver program was one of four programs that transcended outcomes 3 years after surgery.

“Our quality and outcomes in our solid organ transplant programs are representative of all the programs, including kidney, heart, liver, lung and pancreas — across the three campuses of Mayo Clinic,” David Douglas, MD, director of the Transplant Program at Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus, said in the release. “We can credit our successes to the teamwork that is a hallmark of our programs and the fact we can leverage each other’s best practices and learn from each other.”

The Florida, Rochester and Arizona campuses combined performed a total of 1,132 solid organ transplants last year, according to the release.

Disclosure: Douglas reports being employed by Mayo Clinic in Arizona.