Awards and recognitions

 Local and national recognition

Allina Health has earned local and national recognition for our exceptional care, innovation and community impact. We salute the amazing caregivers and team members who make it all happen, and we thank our patients for placing their trust in us. Check out our accomplishments as a health care leader, employer and community partner.

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US News and World Report

When it comes to health care, you and your family deserve the best. We’re honored that Allina Health’s Abbot Northwestern, Mercy and United hospitals were ranked first, second (tie) and fifth (tie), respectively, in the Twin Cities by U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best Hospital Rankings.

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Minnesota Monthly Top Doctors

We’re proud of all of our Allina Health providers who were recognized as Top Doctors by Minnesota Monthly Magazine. This recognition highlights their unwavering dedication to providing exceptional care to the communities we call home. Keep reading to see who made the list.

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Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors

Congratulations to our Allina Health providers who have been recognized as Top Doctors by Mpls. St.Paul Magazine. We applaud you and our entire team, who stand ready to safely care for our patients.

Mental Health America

Mental Health America Allina Health received the 2024 Platinum Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health from Mental Health America, a national certification recognizing employers committed to creating mentally healthy workplaces.

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Practice Greenhealth

In 2023, the Allina Health system earned a System for Change award in addition, all Allina Health hospitals and Courage Kenny Golden Valley received awards for superior performance from Practice Greenhealth, an environmental sustainability organization for hospitals and health systems in the U.S. and Canada.

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Star Tribune Readers' Choice Minnesota's Best: Gold Award

Allina Health Urgent Care earned a Gold Star Tribune Readers’ Choice Award for providing the best all-around care. When the unexpected happens—from fixing fractures to fighting minor illnesses—we're here to get your health and routine back on track. Learn more about our award-winning Urgent Care.  

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Star Tribune Readers' Choice Minnesota's Best: Bronze Award

Our weight management team earned a Bronze Star Tribune Readers’ Choice Award for providing exceptional care. Learn how we can help you reclaim your life with a safe, sustainable and customized weight loss plan designed for your lifestyle. 

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Racial Equity Dividends Index Report 

Allina Health participated in the first Racial Equity Dividends Index Report and received high marks in five categories: culture, retention and advancement; procurement; products and services; philanthropy and investment; and public policy. Learn more about what made Allina Health stand out among 40 other businesses throughout Minnesota.
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Disability Equality Index Report

We are honored to be recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion” by scoring high marks on the 2022 Disability Equality Index, a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities and Disability:IN. 
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The DAISY Award®

We want to hear it - and cheer it - when a special nurse makes a big difference in your care. That's why Allina Health participates in the DAISY Awards, an international recognition program for hospital nurses. Nominate your nurse for our quarterly DAISY Awards and view the list of past winners.  

Past awards

  • The Mother Baby Centers at Abbott Northwestern, United and Mercy hospitals earn top rating from U.S. News and World Report (allinahealth.org)
  • Allina Health’s Buffalo Hospital receives High Performing Rankings from U.S. News & World Report
  • Allina Health Hospitals three of the best in Twin Cities, says U.S. News and World Report
  • Allina Health’s Regina Hospital receives first U.S. News & World Report High Performing Ranking in hip fracture category
  • Allina Health’s New Ulm Medical Center receives High Performing Ranking in hip fracture category
  • Allina Health’s River Falls Area Hospital receives High Performing Ranking in hip fracture category
  • Allina Health recognized as one of the "Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion”
  • Allina Health earns two Environmental Excellence Awards
  • Allina Health named to 2022 Fortune/Merative 15 Top Health Systems list for second year in a row; Buffalo Hospital among 100 Top Hospitals
  • Allina Health receives high marks in Racial Equity Dividends Index Report
  • Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern and Mercy hospitals named to Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2022 List
  • Allina Health recognized as one of Forbes America’s Best-In-State Employers 2021
  • Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital Director of Operations, Candice Washington named to 2021 Women in Business list
  • Abbott Northwestern Hospital earns "A" for the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Safety Grade
  • Allina Health named to IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems List
  • Buffalo Hospital named one of top 20 small community hospitals in the U.S.
  • River Falls honored as 2021 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital
  • Owatonna Hospital honored as 2021 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital
  • Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital awarded Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2021 List
  • New Ulm Medical Center honored as 2021 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital
  • Abbott Northwestern Hospital earns Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award
  • New Ulm Medical Center recognized as a 2020 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital
  • River Falls Area Hospital recognized as a 2020 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital
  • Buffalo Hospital earns 5 Star quality rating from CMS
  • Owatonna Hospital designated as a Level 4 trauma hospital
  • Allina Health hospitals three of the best in Twin Cities by U.S. News & World Report
  • Allina Health's Mercy hospital named in 100 Top Hospitals® study by IBM Watson Health™
  • Allina Health Buffalo hospital named in 100 Top Hospitals® study by IBM Watson Health™
  • New Ulm Medical Center recognized as a 2019 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital
  • River Falls Area Hospital recognized as a 2019 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital