Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital named to Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2023

MINNEAPOLIS (March 16, 2023) — Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital has been named to Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2023, awarded by Newsweek and Statista Inc. It is the fourth year in a row that Abbott Northwestern Hospital has been named to the list. Abbott Northwestern Hospital is also ranked in Newsweek’s World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2023 in all 11 rated specialties.

 "Being rated among the best hospitals in the world for the fourth year in a row is a well-deserved honor for our dedicated and exceptional teams of care providers,” said David Joos, president, Abbott Northwestern Hospital. “At Abbott Northwestern, we are dedicated to delivering on Allina Health’s commitment to Whole Person Care—mind, body, spirit and connection to community—understanding that every part of our system works in coordination to create a total care delivery experience for our patients and their families.”The World’s Best Hospitals 2023 awards recognize the best medical institutions from among 2,300 hospitals in 28 countries and focus on a complex methodology developed by Newsweek and Statista to ensure the quality and validity of the ranking. Four data sources were used for the evaluation:

  • Hospital recommendations from Medical Experts: an international online survey sent to more than 80,000 healthcare professionals;
  • Patient Experience: survey of patient satisfaction with hospitalization;
  • Patient Reported Outcome Measures: surveys measuring patient satisfaction with hospitals; and
  • Hospital Quality Metrics: patient safety, hygiene measures, wait times and quality of treatment.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital has been ranked in all 11 of the medical specialties in Newsweek’s World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2023 including being rated 22nd overall worldwide in Cardiology. In addition to the Cardiology ranking, Abbott Northwestern was also ranked:

62nd worldwide in Neurosurgery

65th worldwide in Pediatrics

78th worldwide in Orthopedics

82nd worldwide in Endocrinology

88th worldwide in Urology

107th worldwide in Oncology

108th worldwide in Neurology

114th worldwide in Gastroenterology

117th worldwide in Pulmonology

146th worldwide in Cardiac Surgery

In the Newsweek World's Best Smart Hospitals 2023 rankings, Abbott Northwestern Hospital ranked 15th out of 300 hospitals worldwide that lead in their use of AI, digital imaging, telemedicine, robotics and electronic functionalities.

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