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about Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Abbott Northwestern Hospital is committed to delivering exceptional care for all who live and work in the Minneapolis area. Learn more about what we do in the Minneapolis community and how to get involved.

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 organizations like U.S. News & World Report, The Joint Commission, the American Nurses Credentialing Center and more. For example:

U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Hospital, Abbott Northwestern Hospital recognized in 22 types of care

Best Hospital in the Twin Cities

Abbott Northwestern Hospital retained first place for the Best Hospital in the Twin Cities and second in Minnesota in the U.S. News & World Report 2021-22 Best Hospitals rankings for the 9th year in a row. Abbott Northwestern Hospital received national recognition in two specialty areas: cardiology and heart surgery. Learn more about Abbott ranking #1.

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Full accreditation status with gold commendation

Virginia Piper Cancer Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital achieved full accreditation status with gold commendation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. The Institute has held the gold commendation for three consecutive accreditations and was also honored in 2016 with CoC’s national Outstanding Achievement Award for excellence in providing the highest quality care to cancer patients.

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Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®

In 2016, the Joint Replacement Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement. Abbott Northwestern is the first hospital in Minnesota, and only the fourth nationwide, to earn this certification. Abbott Northwestern was awarded two-year recertification in June 2018. Learn more.

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