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Mayo Clinic is one of the best known medical organizations in the world. Doctors from every medical specialty work together at Mayo to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of "the needs of the patient come first."
More than 4,100 physicians, scientists and researchers and 53,600 allied health staff work at the original clinic in Rochester, MN, and newer clinics in Jacksonville, FL and Phoenix, AZ. Collectively, the three clinics treat more than half a million people each year. Mayo also operates medical schools at its three locations.
The Mayo Clinic in Minnesota is made up of Rochester Methodist Hospital, Saint Marys Hospital and Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital. Cancer treatment is a specialty at the Mayo Clinic.
Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education trains doctors in 271 residency and fellowship programs. The school enrolls over 1,500 students per year. Mayo Medical School enrolls 50 new students per year.
In 2012, the Mayo Clinic organization had total revenues of $8.84 billion. Net income was $395 million.
The Mayo Clinic served 1,165,000 patients in 2012 and had 131,000 hospital admissions.
Overall funding for Mayo research programs was $634 million in 2012.
Mayo Clinic evolved gradually from the frontier practice of Dr. William Worrall Mayo and his two sons, William J. and Charles H. Mayo. The elder Dr. Mayo emigrated from his native England to the United States in 1846. He became a doctor in 1850. In 1863, he was appointed a Civil War examining surgeon for the Union enrollment board, first Minnesota district. In 1864, the Mayos moved to Rochester where the enrollment board was headquartered.
Dr. Mayo's two sons began their medical training early, first by observing, and later by assisting their father on patient visits and with autopsies. Dr. Will said, "We came along in medicine like farm boys do on a farm," learning as they went. After graduating from medical school -- Dr. Will from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1883, and Dr. Charlie from Chicago Medical College of Northwestern University in 1888 -- both sons returned to Rochester and joined their father's practice.
In 1883, a tornado swept through Rochester leaving in its wake many deaths and injuries. Temporary hospital quarters were hurriedly improvised in offices and hotels. Nuns from the Sisters of St. Francis, a teaching order, were recruited as nurses. The experience inspired Mother Alfred Moes to request that the Drs. Mayo join with them to build the first general hospital in southeastern Minnesota. The 27-bed Saint Marys Hospital opened in 1889 as a result of this partnership.
With the completion of the 1914 building on the site of the current Harold W. Siebens Building, the Mayos' practice was officially called Mayo Clinic; a name used by visiting physicians and patients long before it became official. The number of registered patients had soared to 30,000.
More than 6 million people have been treated at Mayo Clinic since its founding.
Benefits for Minnesota workers include:
Updated August 9, 2014