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Allina Health ranks high in U.S. News Best Hospitals

MINNEAPOLIS 07/17/2012--In this year's U.S. News Best Hospitals list, fewer than 150 hospitals are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties. Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis and United Hospital in St. Paul, both part of Allina Health, are among them.

"These rankings recognize our dedication to provide exceptional care. More importantly, the patients who have benefited from this effort are the real winners, with better health and better outcomes from their experience with us," said Ken Paulus, CEO and president of Allina Health.

National rankings for medical specialties

Best Hospitals 2012-2013

These lists are at usnews.com/besthospitals and in the August print issue of U.S. News & World Report:

Abbott Northwestern Hospital is nationally ranked in:

  • (#13) orthopedics ?
  • (#19) cardiology and heart surgery ?
  • (#27) neurology and neurosurgery ?
  • (#33) gastroenterology ?
  • (#38) geriatrics ?
  • (#39) pulmonology ?
  • (#41) gynecology ?

United Hospital is nationally ranked in:

  • (#40) diabetes and endocrinology ?

Best hospitals in Minnesota and Minneapolis-St. Paul

All four Allina Health Twin Cities' hospitals are among the top in Minnesota and the metro area:

According to the U.S. News survey, the Allina Health metro hospitals are considered high-performing in these specialties:

Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis:

  • cancer ?
  • diabetes and endocrinology ?
  • ear, nose and throat ?
  • nephrology ?
  • urology ?

United Hospital, St. Paul:

  • cancer ?
  • gastroenterology ?
  • geriatrics ?
  • gynecology ?
  • nephrology ?
  • neurology and neurosurgery ?
  • orthopedics ?
  • pulmonology ?
  • urology ?

Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids:

  • cardiology and heart surgery ?
  • diabetes and endocrinology ?
  • gastroenterology ?
  • geriatrics ?
  • nephrology ?
  • neurology and neurosurgery ?
  • orthopedics ?
  • pulmonology ?
  • urology ?

Unity Hospital, Fridley:

  • gastroenterology ?
  • geriatrics ?
  • nephrology ?
  • orthopedics ?
  • pulmonology ?

About Allina Health

Allina Health (formerly Allina Hospitals & Clinics) is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 11 hospitals, 15 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide hospice care, oxygen and home medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Learn more at allinahealth.org.

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