Allina Health hospitals among state's best says U.S. News & World Report

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. 8/8/2017 — Abbott Northwestern Hospital retained the first place ranking for Best Hospital in the Twin Cities and second in Minnesota in the U.S. News & World Report 2017-18 rankings released today. Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids, and United Hospital, St. Paul, were each selected as a Best Regional Hospital.

“We focus on quality and aim high for the patients and communities we are so privileged to serve, and I am gratified that the exceptional care our team is dedicated to delivering every day throughout the organization is being recognized. We are especially proud that Abbott Northwestern is so highly regarded,” said Penny Wheeler MD, president and CEO of Allina Health.

Abbott Northwestern received national rankings in six specialty areas: Cardiology and Heart Surgery (#27); Diabetes & Endocrinology (#11); Geriatrics (#37); Gynecology (#25), Neurology and Neurosurgery (#42); and Orthopedics (#19).

Mercy ranked third in the metro and fifth in the state and was selected as a Best Regional Hospital due to its number of high-performing ratings, procedures and conditions. Mercy’s high-performing specialties are gastroenterology and GI surgery and pulmonology.

United ranked fifth in the metro and eighth in the state and also earned Best Regional Hospital distinction. United’s high-performing specialties are diabetes and endocrinology.

In addition to national specialty rankings, Abbott Northwestern earned high-performing ratings for gastroenterology and GI surgery, nephrology, pulmonology and urology.

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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 not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 11 hospitals, 15 retail pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, and emergency medical transportation services.