Allina hospitals recognized by U.S. News & World Report
MINNEAPOLIS 03/29/2011--Allina Hospitals & Clinics has three top-ranked hospitals in the first-ever edition of the Best Hospitals metro area rankings of U.S. News & World Report. Of the 12 hospitals listed, the Allina hospitals that received top rankings were: Abbott Northwestern, Minneapolis (#2); United, St. Paul (#4); and Unity, Fridley (#8).
The metro list also cited hospitals for high-performing specialties. United, with 11, and Abbott Northwestern, with 9, were the top one and two performers on the list.
"Allina hospitals are dedicated to providing exceptional care, and it is rewarding to see data that supports that work," said Ken Paulus, CEO and president of Allina Hospitals & Clinics. "These reports give patients some tangible indicators of hospital quality, and I'm glad to see U.S. News broaden their reporting to the local level."
To be ranked in its metro area, a hospital had to score in the top 25 percent among its peers in at least one of 16 medical specialties.
The data used for the new metro list is taken from the most recent national U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. The new metro list expands the information by adding 450 hospitals across 52 metropolitan areas – centers that were found to perform at a level nearly equal to nationally ranked Best Hospitals in one or more specialties. The lists will be updated in July. The lists are available usnews.com/hospitals.
About Allina Hospitals & Clinics
Allina Hospitals & Clinics is a not-for-profit system of hospitals, clinics and other health care services, providing care throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Allina owns and operates 11 hospitals, more than 90 clinics and specialty care centers, and specialty medical services that provide hospice care, oxygen and home medical equipment, pharmacies, and emergency medical transportation services.
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