Mayo Clinic Takes “U.S. News” Best Hospital in Nation

MN hospital ranked U.S. best in eight specialties

Word has just come out that Rochester’s Mayo Clinic has been ranked the best hospital in the nation in U.S. News and World Report‘s annual honors. Mayo took top spot in eight specialties in all, which bests any other American hospital. Minneapolis’ Abbot Northwestern Hospital picked up the highest rank in the Twin Cities.

We have wellness and medicine very much on our minds at Minnesota Monthly, with a major feature on women’s sexuality coming up in our October issue. The story is in part a discussion of a study currently underway at Mayo Clinic about female sexuality and how it evolves with age and changing circumstances. We’ll be asking questions including: What’s normal? How are desire and arousal linked? And what resources are available for those who would like to make a change?

Our October issue will also contain our annual “Best Doctors” survey, in which medical professionals vote for the best of their peers. These doctors work at a variety of Minnesota hospitals and clinics that make the state among the best in the country for healthcare, and who are often great journalistic sources for our monthly Wellness coverage in Minnesota Monthly.

From the Archives

Since Mayo is enjoying a well-deserved day in the sun, we went into our archives and found a few features that drew on the expertise of their lauded medical pros:

“Gut Feeling,” which tells the story of the human microbiome and its effect on a wide range of health issues;

“No Sweetheart Deal,” discussing the link between sugar consumption and health disorders;

and “Pain Reliever,” about a Mayo-trained doctor who both treats and suffers from chronic pain.

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Quinton Skinner is a writer and editor based in the Twin Cities. A former senior editor of Minnesota Monthly, he held the same post at Twin Cities METRO and 
has written for major national and local publications. He is the co-founder of Logosphere Storysmiths and author of several novels, including his latest, Odd One Out.