Newswise — ROCHESTER, Minn. — Eight Mayo Clinic hospitals scored high marks for safety. These hospitals earned an "A" grade for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

"Our staff are exemplars, with their dedication to ensuring each patient receives safe, high-quality care," says Sean Dowdy, M.D., Mayo Clinic's chief value officer. "We continue to take all necessary precautions to protect the safety of patients, visitors and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Mayo Clinic hospitals that received an "A" grade are:


  • Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona.


  • Mayo Clinic Hospital in Florida.

Mayo Clinic Health System

  • Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
  • Fairmont, Minnesota.
  • La Crosse, Wisconsin.
  • Mankato, Minnesota.
  • Red Wing, Minnesota.


  • Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester.

The Hospital Safety Score is updated and published twice per year. This score is based on 15 measures of publicly available hospital safety data, combined with seven additional self-reported survey answers, to produce a single patient safety score. A panel of safety experts developed these measures.

The Leapfrog Group is one of many groups that recognize Mayo Clinic as a top choice for patients.


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