Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern and Mercy hospitals named to Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2022 List

MINNEAPOLIS (March 24, 2022) — Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Mercy Hospital have been named to Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2022 List, awarded by Newsweek and Statista Inc. It is the third  year in a row that Abbott Northwestern Hospital has been named to the list and the first ranking for Mercy Hospital

"It is an honor to have Abbott Northwestern Hospital named again as one of the World’s Best Hospitals in 2022,” said Ann Madden Rice, senior vice president, Allina Health Operations and president, Abbott Northwestern Hospital. “Our dedicated and exceptional teams deliver innovative, equitable and compassionate care to all those we serve. It is wonderful to see their collective efforts recognized in this way.”

“This a well-deserved honor for our Mercy Hospital care teams. Throughout the pandemic our dedicated team has worked together in the most trying of circumstances to provide the high-quality, patient-centered care our community has come to expect from us,” said Mercy Hospital President, Jill Ostrem. “Being recognized as one of the World’s Best Hospitals is a fitting recognition for our caregivers who consistently perform at the highest level for our patients and for each other.”

The World’s Best Hospitals 2022 List awards recognizes the best medical institutions from across 27 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 (key performance indicators): patient safety, hygiene measures, and quality of treatment.

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