Updated: 07/15/2014 7:26 PM
Created: 07/15/2014 9:20 AM KAALtv.com
By: Laura Lee
For the first time in the rankings by U.S. News and World Report, Rochester based Mayo Clinic has been named as the top hospital in the United States.
The magazine said Mayo earned more number one rankings that any other health care provider in a variety of categories.
Mayo also had the most combined ranking of either number one or number two in 11 of the of the 12 specialties the magazine looked at.
Included in the survey that the hospitals were graded on, reputation, services and volumes, safety and clinical outcomes.
Mayo took top honors over number two Massachusetts General Hospital of Boston, number three John Hopkins Hospital of Baltimore, the Cleveland Clinic was fourth and number five UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.