Health Care Hall of Fame Past Inductees
Inducted in 2009
The legacy of William Mayo, along with his younger brother, Charles, lives on in the world-renown Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The inseparable brothers lived by a philosophy of putting the patient first. The Mayos implemented a system that saw high volumes of patients but which produced low mortality rates. Eventually the Mayos began a fellowship program that helped lead to the current structure of post-graduate, formal specialty training. William Mayo became president of the American Medical Association in 1906. The Mayo brothers lived next door to each other and died in the same year.