Mayo Clinic Hospital Picks Up Top-Tier High Performing Distinction In All Common Care Categories In Ratings Conducted By U.S. News And World Report!

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Mayo Clinic Hospitals located in Rochester, Minn, and Phoenix picked up the top-tier High Performing distinction in all five common care categories in the recent ratings by US News & World Report.

US News Best Hospitals for Common Care checked how well over 4,500 hospitals nationwide performed on routine individual procedures and conditions. 

The five areas of focus included heart failure, heart bypass surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Only about 10 percent of the hospitals were rated as high performers in any category, according to records on News Medical.

Mayo Clinic Hospital located in Rochester and Phoenix are among less than 50 of more than 800 institutions that were rated High Performing in all five divisions.

While Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, and Florida earned the High Performing rating in hip replacement, Mayo Clinic Health System situated in Eau Claire, Wis., is rated High Performing in heart failure.

The ratings arranged hospitals into one of five performance tiers. Hospitals that performed consistently well were rated highest and the two highest tiers were collapsed to a single tier called "High Performing" and the two lowest were collapsed to a tier called "Below Average."

Around 800 hospitals were rated High Performing in at least one procedure or condition.

Paula J. Santrach, M.D., chair of the Mayo Clinic Quality Care Subcommittee said, "Quality patient care is really everyone's business at Mayo Clinic and we're grateful that external recognitions such as this recognize our quality and ongoing commitment to patients every day."

US News created Best Hospitals for Common Care to help patients find better care for common procedures and medical conditions that justify millions of hospitalizations every year.

Mayo Clinic, Rochester was rated No. 1 on the US News Best Hospitals Roll for 2014-15. US News & World Report is one among several ranking groups that recognize Mayo Clinic as a top choice for patients.

In related news, Mayo Clinic in association with Phoenix Children's Hospital shed some light on injuries caused by dog bites.

The study showed that over 50 percent of the dog bites injuries treated at Phoenix Children's Hospital came from dogs belonging to an immediate family member. The study was published in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery last month, EurekAlert noted.

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