(Rochester, MN)  --  Mayo Clinic is the nation's best hospital for a fifth straight year - according to U-S News and World Report's annual rankings.  Mayo was also recognized as the top provider in more specialty areas than any other medical center in the country.  Mayo President and C-E-O Gianrico Farrugia said, "to be ranked the No. 1 hospital in the nation for five years consecutively is a testament to the excellence of our remarkable staff, who put our patients' needs first  - even and especially during a pandemic."   Mayo Clinic ranks number one in six specialty areas this year: diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and G-I surgery, gynecology, nephrology, pulmonology, and urology.