Once again, Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix has ranked No. 1 in Arizona and No. 18 nationally by U.S. News & World Report.

This marks the third time that Mayo Clinic has made the Best Hospitals Honor Roll, which recognizes the top 20 hospitals in the nation.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, ranked No. 1 nationally. The Best Hospitals Honor Roll includes the 20 hospitals that deliver exceptional treatment across multiple areas of care.

This is the seventh-consecutive year that Mayo Clinic, 5777 East Mayo Blvd., has been ranked No. 1 in Arizona, ranking nationally in eight specialties:

  • cancer
  • cardiology and heart surgery
  • ear, nose and throat
  • gastroenterology and gastroenterologic surgery
  • geriatrics
  • orthopedics
  • pulmonology
  • urology

Dr. Richard Gray, who took over May 13 as CEO of Mayo Clinic’s Arizona operations, pointed to the staff’s ability to focus on the highest quality and safest care possible for patients.

“While it’s a tremendous honor for us to be named among the best hospitals in the nation, we are most proud of our skilled and compassionate staff who place patients’ needs first every day,” Gray said.

Mayo took a sharp drop down the national honor roll, falling seven spots to No. 18, from No. 11 last year. When it made the honor roll for the first time three years ago, Mayo was No. 20.

The other Arizona hospitals that ranked on the 2019 U.S. News top hospital ranking are as follows:

  • Flagstaff Medical Center, Flagstaff
  • Banner University Medical Center – Phoenix
  • Banner Boswell Medical Center, Sun City
  • Chandler Regional Medical Center, Chandler
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix
  • Tucson Medical Center, Tucson
  • Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, Gilbert
  • Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, Sun City West
  • Banner Desert Medical Center, Mesa
  • Oro Valley Hospital, Oro Valley
  • Banner Baywood Medical Center, Mesa
  • HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, Scottsdale
  • Northwest Medical Center, Tucson
  • Yuma Regional Medical Center, Tucson.

By Angela Gonzales – Senior Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal