Allina Health named to 2022 Fortune/Merative 15 Top Health Systems list for second year in a row; Buffalo Hospital among 100 Top Hospitals

MINNEAPOLS (July 1, 2022) — Allina Health has been named to the Fortune/Merative (formerly IBM Watson Health) 15 Top Health Systems List. This is the second year in a row Allina Health has been recognized as one of the top performing health systems in the U.S. and the third time it’s received the honor. Allina Health’s Buffalo Hospital made the 100 Top Hospitals list for the eighth time.  

Fortune published the annual list which recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency and patient experience. The Top Hospitals list also considers an organization’s contributions to its community and equity of care. 

“This honor is a testament to our exceptional care teams that are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve,” said Lisa Shannon, president and CEO, Allina Health. “We are incredibly proud to be recognized as one of the top performing health systems in the country, for a second year in a row, and we remain unwavering in our dedication to improving population health and providing whole person care.”  

Merative, a data, analytics and technology partner for the health industry, has identified the top health systems from a rigorous evaluation of 349 health systems and 3,206 hospitals that are members of health systems. 

Recognition as one of the Fortune/Merative 15 Top Health Systems demonstrates Allina Health’s ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care. As compared to their peer health systems, the organizations included on the Fortune/Merative 15 Top Health Systems list had better results on performance indicators intended to measure clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, and patient experience. These include lower inpatient mortality rates and fewer patient complications, considering patient severity; care that resulted in fewer healthcare-associated infections; and lower 30-day readmission rates.    

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About the Fortune/Merative 15 Top Health Systems List 
The Fortune/Merative 15 Top Health Systems list is determined using independent and objective research to analyze health system performance. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor or pay to promote their award. Award-winning health systems serve as a model of excellence for the industry.   

About Merative 
Merative is a data, analytics and technology partner for the health industry, including providers, payers, life sciences companies and governments. With trusted technology and human expertise, the company works with clients to drive real progress. Merative helps client's orient information and insights around the people they serve to improve healthcare delivery, decision making and performance. Formerly IBM Watson Health, Merative became a new standalone company as part of Francisco Partners in 2022. Learn more at 

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A nonprofit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospital campuses, 14 retail pharmacies, and many specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, and emergency medical transportation services. Learn more at and join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.