Abbott Northwestern Hospital
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Our hospital has a long and proud history as a health care provider and innovator in Minneapolis. The following tells the story of how Abbott Northwestern was built from a collection of great health care organizations into a leading regional medical center and the Twin Cities largest non-profit hospital.
1882 Northwestern Hospital
1902 Abbott Hospital for Women
1911 Eitel Hospital
1940 Sister Kenny Institute
1966 Minneapolis Medical Center, Inc.
1970 Abbott and Northwestern
1975 Abbott Northwestern and Sister Kenny Institute
1980 The New Hospital Campus
1993 Allina Health System
2001 Allina Hospitals & Clinics
A board of community and physician members leads Allina Hospitals & Clinics, a network of hospitals, clinics and other health care delivery services throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Twin Cities metropolitan area hospitals within Allina Hospitals & Clinics include Abbott Northwestern in Minneapolis, United in St. Paul, Unity in Fridley and Mercy in Coon Rapids.
2005 Abbott Northwestern's Heart Hospital
History of Nursing and Medical Education
Medical education began with early Northwestern Hospital physicians serving as part-time faculty at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Some University interns also served one-year bed-side internships at Northwestern. After residency programs expanded to four years to meet specialized needs, the University and Northwestern Hospital officially affiliated their post-graduate residency programs in 1965. In the 1970s, an extensive Continuing Medical Education program was launched to serve physicians throughout the Midwest. Today, the internal medicine residency program -- now more than a quarter of a century old with more than 30 residents trained each year -- continues the strong medical education tradition at Abbott Northwestern.
Awards and ratings
Each year, Abbott Northwestern is recognized for its exceptional expertise and care. The hospital’s services, doctors and nurses are acclaimed nationally and locally by such organizations as U.S. News & World Report, the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Society of Chest Pain Centers. For example:
Facts and figures
Here is an overview of Abbott Northwestern Hospital in 2011:
Questions and answers about Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Does Abbott Northwestern have an information phone line?
Yes. Call Allina Health Physician Referral and Class Registration at 612-262-3333 or 1-800-877-7878.
In an emergency, always call 911 or your local emergency response number.
I have a question about my insurance coverage. Who should I call?
Call Patient Financial Services at 612-863-4385.
How can I get directions to Abbott Northwestern?
Go to maps and directions or call our directions line at 612-863-5550.
I don't live in the Twin Cities and don't want to drive in the metro area. Are there any options for me?
See information about our transportation services.
Is there any place I can stay while my family member is in the hospital?
Yes, see accommodations.
I know Abbott Northwestern is located in a large metropolitan area. How is the neighborhood?
How can I find out more about classes and community programs?
Visit search for classes.
What kind of support groups does Abbott Northwestern have?
See a list of support groups at Abbott Northwestern and other Allina Health hospitals and clinics.
What is your smoking policy?
According to our smoking rules and regulations, the use of tobacco products is prohibited on the Abbott Northwestern campus, including parking lots and ramps.