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Mayo Clinic keeps top spot in 2017 'Best Hospital' rankings

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -

For the first time ever, Mayo Clinic tops U.S. News & World Report's "Hospital Honor Roll' list in consecutive years. 

The Rochester campus once again is the news magazine's top hospital of the year, landing first on the site's 'Hospital Honor Roll' list for 2017-18. 

Mayo Clinic was also named the top hospital in Arizona, Florida, and Minnesota, with number one rankings in several specialty categories, including diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, and neurology. 

The clinic finished 3rd under the 'Cancer' specialty and 2nd in several specialties, including cardiology and orthopedics. 

In a news release late Monday night, Mayo Clinic CEO Dr. John Noseworthy said, "“Mayo Clinic is consistently top ranked nationwide more often than any other hospital because of the thousands of people here who shared a vision." 

Cleveland Clinic finished at the second spot in this year's rankings, with Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore ranked third. 

Mayo Clinic Phoenix just sneaked into the rankings, earning the 20th spot on the list. 

This is the second straight year Mayo Clinic has earned the top honor, after finishing second to Massachusetts General Hospital in 2015. 

Mayo Clinic has received the #1 ranking three times in the last five years. 

U.S. News & World Report analyzes data for 4,500 medical centers to determine the rankings. 

According to Dr. John Wald, Medical Director for public affairs, the reason mayo placed so high is because of its integrated healthcare model.

In other words, people can get what they need in one place.

He says that Mayo couldn't have landed the top spot without its staff, and that it will continue to work hard to serve the community. 

"Our community members have access to this great asset and we make that available to them and take the learnings from around the world" "The first group of people that have access to that are our local community members, our local patients and our local healthcare consumers and we remain extremely dedicated to those individuals."

In terms of goal-setting, moving forward, Mayo Clinic is working on a plan to bring more people to its Jacksonville campus.

Click here to check out the complete rankings for 2017-18. 

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