August 17, 2018
2 min read

Mayo Clinic rated best hospital nationwide

You've successfully added to your alerts. You will receive an email when new content is published.

Click Here to Manage Email Alerts

We were unable to process your request. Please try again later. If you continue to have this issue please contact

Mayo Clinic has been ranked the No. 1 hospital in the nation for the third consecutive year by the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals survey.

Along with its overall top ranking, Mayo Clinic also ranked No. 1 in six specialties, including diabetes and endocrinology; gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery; geriatrics; gynecology; nephrology; and neurology and neurosurgery. Mayo Clinic is recognized as having more No. 1 rankings than any other hospital in the country. In addition, Mayo Clinic ranked in the top five hospitals for cancer; cardiology and heart surgery; ear, nose and throat; orthopedics; pulmonology; rheumatology and urology.

“We are humbled and honored to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report,” John Noseworthy, MD, president and CEO of Mayo Clinic, said in a press release. “This ranking recognizes Mayo Clinic as a destination medical center for patients with complex and serious illnesses, our staff’s total commitment to patient care, and the extraordinary depth and breadth of our medical practice.”

The report compared more 4,500 medical centers in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. There were 158 hospitals that were ranked this year in at least one specialty. Twenty hospitals earned the distinction of the Honor Roll, awarded to those that deliver exceptionally high-quality treatment across multiple areas of care:

1. Mayo Clinic

2. Cleveland Clinic

3. Johns Hopkins Hospital

4. Massachusetts General Hospital

5. University of Michigan Hospitals-Michigan Medicine

6. University of California San Francisco Medical Center

7. University of California Los Angeles

8. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

9. Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital

10. New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell

11. (tie) Barnes-Jewish Hospital

11. (tie) Mayo Clinic Phoenix

13. Northwestern Memorial Hospital

14. Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian

15. (tie) NYU Langone Hospitals

15. (tie) UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside

17. Vanderbilt University Medical Center

18. Mount Sinai Hospital

19. Duke University Hospital

20. Brigham and Women’s Hospital

In the specialty rankings, the hospitals that ranked first in cardiology and heart surgery, cancer and orthopedics were Cleveland Clinic, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Hospital for Special Surgery, respectively.

Hospital quality was measured and based on a methodology that factored in risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

“For nearly 3 decades, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News, said in a press release. “By providing the most comprehensive data available on nearly every hospital across the United States, we give patients, families and physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of procedures, conditions and specialties.” – by Alaina Tedesco

Disclosure: Healio Internal Medicine was unable to confirm relevant financial disclosures at the time of publication.