The Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville receives top honors.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- The U.S. News & World Report’s annual evaluation of top hospitals ranked the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville the top hospital in Florida.
The report was released online Tuesday morning. Alongside being named the top hospital, Mayo was also named among the top hospitals nationally in eight specialties: 29th in cancer; 29th in ear, nose and throat; 10th in gastroenterology; 29th in geriatrics; 35th in gynecology; 31st in neurology and neurosurgery; 30th in orthopedics; and 49th in pulmonology. Three more specialties, nephrology, urology and cardiology and heart surgery were also designated as high performing.
Compared to a year ago the rankings have highly improved. Last year Mayo in Jacksonville was named the number four hospital in Florida. Alongside being the fourth ranked hospital, it was also only ranked in four specialties: 40th in gastroenterology, 41st in geriatrics, 46th in neurology and neurosurgery and 48th in cancer. Six specialties, four of which are nationally ranked this year, were designated as high performing. Cardiology and heart surgery are new to the high performing list this year.
Gianrico Farrugia, CEO of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, told The Florida Times-Union that the rankings were “remarkably gratifying news for us.”
Since taking over in January of 2015, Farrugia says Mayo has been investing in “people, space and technology” and continues to establish itself as a top regional hospital. In March May in Jacksonville announced a new $100 million major construction project to start this year.
The project includes a 150,000-square-foot “destination” building that will be four stories tall with the potential to add 11 more stories in the future. With the addition of that building the space available to hematology and oncology and to neurology and neurosurgery will increase greatly.
This is the 27th year that U.S. News & World Report put together a rankings list, encompassing 16 medical specialties.