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Allina Health hospitals three of four best in Twin Cities, says U.S. News & World Report

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. 8/14/2018 Allina Health's Abbott Northwestern, Mercy and United hospitals were rated first, second (tied) and fourth, respectively, in the Twin Cities in the U.S. News & World Report 2018-19 Best Hospitals rankings released today. Abbott Northwestern was also ranked first in the Twin Cities and second in all of Minnesota for the 6th year in a row.

"It is gratifying for our exceptional care teams to be recognized by the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ratings. It's an honor that reflects their intense focus on providing quality care to the patients and communities we serve,” said Penny Wheeler MD, president and CEO of Allina Health. "Having three of the top four hospitals in the Twin Cities as part of Allina Health shows what's possible when exceptional people work together for a common purpose."

In addition to its Twin Cities and state rankings, Abbott Northwestern received national rankings in eight specialty areas: cardiology and heart surgery (#19), diabetes and endocrinology (#23), geriatrics (#38), gynecology (#27), neurology and neurosurgery (#42), orthopedics (#26), pulmonology (#47), and urology (#50). Abbott Northwestern was also rated as high performing in gastroenterology & GI surgery, and nephrology.

Mercy Hospital was ranked fourth (tie) in Minnesota along with its number two (tie) ranking in the Twin Cities. It was rated high performing in gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, orthopedics and pulmonology.

United Hospital improved its Twin Cities ranking from fifth last year to fourth and its state ranking from eighth last year to sixth in the newest report. It was also ranked 20th nationally in gynecology.

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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 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.