Abbott Northwestern Hospital ranked highly in Newsweek’s World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2022

MINNEAPOLIS, (Oct. 21, 2021) — Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital is ranked highly in nine out of 10 specialties in Newsweek magazine’s list of the World’s Best Specialized Hospitals 2022 including a 20th ranking worldwide in Cardiology. The recently released rankings feature the top 250 hospitals in the world for Cardiology and Oncology, the top 150 in the world for Cardiac Surgery and Pediatrics and the top 125 in the world in Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Orthopedics, Neurology, Neurosurgery and Pulmonology.

“Newsweek’s recognition of Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s expertise in nine out of 10 specialty areas is a testament to the outstanding teams we have assembled across a wide range of specialty services to provide our community,” said Ann Madden Rice, President Abbott Northwestern Hospital. “These rankings are based on a global survey of medical professionals, an indication of how highly our physicians and specialists are regarded worldwide.”

In addition to Abbott Northwestern’s 20th ranking worldwide in Cardiology, the hospital was also ranked:

  • 54th worldwide in Pediatrics
  • 62nd worldwide in Orthopedics
  • 69th worldwide in Neurosurgery
  • 97th worldwide in Neurology
  • 98th worldwide in Endocrinology
  • 102nd worldwide in Pulmonology
  • 105th worldwide in Gastroenterology
  • 116th worldwide in Oncology
As the largest private hospital in the Twin Cities, Abbott Northwestern is recognized nationally and locally for its exceptional expertise and care. Each year, the hospital serves more than 200,000 patients and their families from across the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest.

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