Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital awarded Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2021 List

MINNEAPOLIS (March 24, 2021) — Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital was named to Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2021, awarded by Newsweek and Statista Inc. The Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital also received recognition for their specialized care in the field of cardiology.

"It is an honor to have Abbott Northwestern Hospital named as one of the World’s Best Hospitals in 2021,” said Ann Madden Rice, Senior Vice President, Allina Health Operations and President, Abbott Northwestern Hospital. “Our care teams are exceptional and deliver leading edge and compassionate care to all those we serve. It is wonderful to see their collective efforts recognized in this way.”

The World’s Best Hospitals 2021 List awards recognizes the best medical institutions from across 25 countries and focuses on three critical data sources to evaluate each location: 

  • Hospital recommendations from peers: an international online survey that included more than 74,000 doctors, hospital managers & health care professionals.
  • Patient experience: surveys measuring patient satisfaction with hospitals.
  • Medical KPIs: patient safety, hygiene measures, and quality of treatment.

About Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Abbott Northwestern Hospital has been a health care provider and innovator in Minneapolis for more than 130 years. Part of Allina Health, Abbott Northwestern has retained its first place ranking for the best hospital in the Twin Cities and second in the State of Minnesota for eight consecutive years in the U.S. News & World Report's 2020-21 best hospital rankings. In addition, Abbott Northwestern has received nursing magnet certification, a recognition earned by only five percent of hospitals nationwide.

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