The Abbott Northwestern Hospital campus is located in one of Minnesota’s most
diverse communities: Phillips. Just south of downtown Minneapolis, Phillips is
home to nearly 20,000 residents and is made up of four neighborhoods, including
Phillips West, Ventura Village, Midtown Phillips and Phillips East. According to the
2000 Census, about 31 percent of Phillips residents are White, 29 percent are
African American, 22 percent are Latino American, 12 percent are American Indian
and 6 percent are Asian American.
Phillips is one of the oldest communities in Minneapolis. One of its main streets,
Park Avenue, is known for its historic mansions that were built by industrialists
in the 1920s. Today, many of those mansions have been renovated and are home
to businesses and non-profit agencies.
Other organizations in the community include Allina Health, Phillips Eye Institute,
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Saint Mary’s College, Lutheran Social Services, the American Swedish Institute,
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics - Minneapolis, and Andersen School.
The community’s numerous specialty businesses such as Ingebretsen’s
Scandinavian Gifts and Foods, Mercado Central, the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theater
and the Ancient Traders Market reflect the its cultural diversity.