ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- Mayo Clinic has again been ranked the No. 1 "Best Hospital" nationwide by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021-2022 "Best Hospitals" rankings, for the sixth consecutive year.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester has also been ranked No. 1 in the state of Minnesota since 2012, when U.S. News & World Report first published state rankings.
"As long as we're true to our values in keeping patients at the center, and doing what's right for patients, I think that we'll continue to succeed. If we do what's right for patients, the rankings and those other factors really take care of themselves. And I think it's really interesting, we all look after the patient together, but we also look after each other," said Dr. Andrew Limper, a pulmonary physician at Mayo.
The U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" rankings feature 20 hospitals with the highest combined overall scores in 15 medical and surgical specialties, and 17 common procedures and conditions. Hospitals are measured on factors such as survival, experience, nurse staffing, advanced technology, patient services and reputation with other specialists. Hospitals also are ranked regionally within states and major metro areas.
"We really work across the board to make those individual issues in health care better over time," said Limper.