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Spine Institute

How to access the hospital and where to park

We're building the future of health care! Construction at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital campus will affect your arrival and access points:


Section of southbound 10th Avenue closed

Hospital roof work, starting on Monday, April 15, will require closing a section of southbound 10th Avenue. To accommodate equipment for the roof project, the southbound lane will be closed from 26th street to our Emergency Department entrance. Northbound traffic will flow normally and the Emergency Department entrance will be open with access from 28th Street. This roof project is expected to be complete June 15.

Valet parking & drop-off/pick-up
Use the temporary main entrance at the Main Hospital West Building. To reach it, turn left from E. 28th St., just east of Chicago Ave.

Park in the Purple Ramp by entering from Chicago Ave. or eastbound E. 28th St. Find the ramp lobby on Level 3 to access the skyway. You may walk to the hospital campus or catch a free ride through the skyway via our electric cart service, available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays.


Emergency care
Turn in to the Emergency Department entrance from 10th Ave. S. between E. 26th St. and E. 28th St.

The Spine Institute is an Abbott Northwestern Hospital Center of Excellence dedicated to the comprehensive management of spinal diseases and disorders.

National and international reputation

Annually, the staff in the Spine Institute treats more than 4,000 patients from around the world. Every year, we perform the largest number of spine procedures in the United States. This breadth of experience contributes to our national and international reputation as a leader in the diagnosis and treatment of spine-related disorders.

One of America's best hospitals for spine care

Abbott Northwestern is ranked the top hospital in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan region and has been named as one of America's best hospitals in Orthopedics and Neurology & Neurosurgery since 2005.

Our partners in care

Working together with these partners, we provide comprehensive care for spine patients:

Overview and Outcomes Report

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At Abbott Northwestern’s Spine Institute, the breadth and experience among the physicians and other health care professionals ensures the most optimal outcomes and advanced care options for patients. View full report.

Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery

Designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

Abbott Northwestern Hospital has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery. The selection criteria for the Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery was developed with input from expert physicians and medical organizations and include a comprehensive evaluation of structure, process, and outcome measures. Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery demonstrate a commitment to quality care and offer comprehensive inpatient spinal surgical services, including discectomy, fusion, and decompression procedures. To be selected for this designation, Abbott Northwestern Hospital had to demonstrate excellent performance with prevention of post-operative infections, use of evidenced based medical guidelines, post-op pain management, physician credentialing and training, and low rates of re-admission following surgery, to name just a few.

Note: Designation as Blue Distinction Centers® means these facilities' overall experience and aggregate data met objective criteria established in collaboration with expert clinicians' and leading professional organizations' recommendations. Individual outcomes may vary. To learn more about Blue Distinction®, please visit www.bcbs.com or contact Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital recognized by Becker Hospital Review 

Becker's Hospital Review has named Abbott Northwestern Hospital to its list of 100 hospital and health systems with great neurosurgery and spine programs – 2016.

Certificate of Distinction

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Certificate of Distinction has been awarded to Abbott Northwestern Hospital in the management of Spine Surgery by The Joint Commission.

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