Buffalo Hospital named one of top 20 small community hospitals in the U.S.

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BUFFALO, Minn. (April 28, 2021)  — Allina Health’s Buffalo Hospital has been named one of the top 20 small community hospitals in the U.S. as part of the IBM Watson Health’s 100 Top Hospitals® study. This is the seventh time Buffalo Hospital has been honored in the Top 100 Hospitals List. The study spotlights the best-performing hospitals in the U.S. based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data.

“Being recognized as one of the top 20 community hospitals in the country is a reflection of the dedication, skill and deep commitment our physicians and staff have to continuously improving health care,” said Kelly Spratt, Buffalo Hospital president. “I am very proud of our team’s commitment to achieving outstanding results in delivering Whole Person Care to the greater Buffalo Community."

Buffalo Hospital is part of Allina Health. The whole health care system has been named to the IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems List. This is the second time Allina Health has been recognized as one of the top performing health systems in the U.S.

Overall, the Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals study found that top-performing hospitals in the country achieved better risk-adjusted outcomes while maintaining both a lower average cost per beneficiary and higher profit margin than non-winning peer group hospitals.

More information about the Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals study is available at 100tophospitals.com.

About Buffalo Hospital

Part of Allina Health, Buffalo Hospital is a not-for-profit regional medical center committed to providing exceptional care and improving the health of the communities it serves in and around Wright County.

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.