Health's Abbott Northwestern, Mercy and United hospitals were rated first, second
(tied) and fourth, respectively, in the Twin Cities in the U.S. News & World Report 2018-19 Best Hospitals rankings
released today. Abbott Northwestern was also ranked first in the Twin Cities
and second in all of Minnesota for the 6th year in a row.
"It is gratifying for our exceptional care
teams to be recognized by the U.S. News
& World Report Best Hospitals ratings. It's an honor that reflects
their intense focus on providing quality care to the patients and communities
we serve,” said Penny Wheeler MD,
president and CEO of Allina Health. "Having three of the top four hospitals
in the Twin Cities as part of Allina Health shows what's possible when
exceptional people work together for a common purpose."
addition to its Twin Cities and state rankings, Abbott Northwestern received national rankings in eight specialty areas: cardiology and
heart surgery (#19), diabetes and endocrinology (#23), geriatrics (#38),
gynecology (#27), neurology and neurosurgery (#42), orthopedics (#26),
pulmonology (#47), and urology (#50). Abbott Northwestern was also rated as
high performing in gastroenterology & GI surgery, and nephrology.
Hospital was ranked
fourth (tie) in Minnesota along with its number two (tie) ranking in the Twin
Cities. It was rated high performing in gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics,
nephrology, orthopedics and pulmonology.
United Hospital improved its Twin Cities
ranking from fifth last year to fourth and its state ranking from eighth last
year to sixth in the newest report. It was also ranked 20th
nationally in gynecology.
More information is available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.