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Mayo Clinic number 3 in nation, according to annual magazine survey

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Mayo Clinic was rated the No. 3 hospital in the nation, according to the 24th U.S. News & World Report annual America's Best Hospitals list released Tuesday.

Mayo earned the No. 3 overall spot on the "Best Hospitals" list. Mayo ranked No. 1 in the nation in five clinical areas — gynecology, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology and pulmonology. Mayo was also ranked #3 in 2012.

In addition, Mayo is ranked No. 2 in five additional specialties — cardiology & heart surgery, ear, nose & throat, geriatrics, neurology & neurosurgery and orthopedics. Mayo was ranked as the No. 1 spot in Minnesota, ranked No. 1 in Arizona and specifically in the Phoenix metro area, and earned the No. 1 rank as best hospital in the Jacksonville area.

Mayo was also included in the magazine's Honor Roll-- an elite group recognized for "breadth of excellence," according to the magazine. To make the magazine's "Honor Roll," a medical center has to rank at or near the top in at least six specialties included in the rankings.

Mayo Clinic ranked in the top five in 14 specialties of the 16 specialties. Mayo Clinic landed a ranking of No. 1 or No. 2 in ten of the 12 specialties that are measured based on reputation, services and volumes, safety and clinical outcomes.

We'll have reaction on Mayo's latest high rankings tonight on KTTC NewsCenter.

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