Mayo Clinic Jacksonville was among the local hospitals receiving an "A" grade.Mayo Clinic Jacksonville was among the local hospitals receiving an "A" grade.

Mayo Clinic Jacksonville rated best hospital in Florida

Published on August 1, 2023 at 11:39 am

Mayo Clinic Jacksonville has once again been rated the top hospital in Florida in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” rankings.

This is the seventh time the hospital complex off San Pablo Road south has finished at the top of the rankings in the past eight years, Mayo officials said.

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U.S. News evaluated 254 hospitals in Florida, with 24 meeting the news organization’s standards. The results were released Tuesday.

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville was ranked 14th in Florida and UF Health Jacksonville 18th. No other Jacksonville hospitals were ranked in the top 20.

Mayo, based in Rochester, Minnesota, opened the Jacksonville clinic in 1986. Patients now travel to the 602-acre campus from all over the U.S. as well as more than 80 countries, hospital officials said.

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The clinic provides diagnosis, medical treatment, surgery and care for more than 164,000 patients each year in 50 specialty areas. Mayo has more than 9,400 staff members in Florida.

Mayo Clinic in Florida ranked among the top 50 hospitals nationally in nine specialties including care for cancer, cardiology, diabetes, geriatrics and neurology.

Mayo Jacksonville CEO Kent Thielen said hospital officials are honored to be ranked No. 1 again.

“The ranking reflects the dedication of our staff and the outstanding quality of care at Mayo Clinic,” Thielsen said in a news release. “Our emphasis on collaboration and teamwork allows us to bring the full spectrum of Mayo’s knowledge and expertise together to focus on the individual needs of each patient.”


author image Reporter, WJCT News 89.9 Dan Scanlan is a veteran journalist with almost 40 years of experience in radio, television, and print reporting. He has worked at various stations in the Northeast and Jacksonville. Prior to joining the WJCT News team, Dan spent 34 years at The Florida Times-Union as a police and current affairs reporter.
author image Reporter, WJCT News 89.9 Dan Scanlan is a veteran journalist with almost 40 years of experience in radio, television, and print reporting. He has worked at various stations in the Northeast and Jacksonville. Prior to joining the WJCT News team, Dan spent 34 years at The Florida Times-Union as a police and current affairs reporter.