Awards and recognition

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U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospital rankings, 2023-24
United Hospital was ranked fifth in the Twin Cities and eighth in the State of Minnesota. It was rated high performing in nine specialties. Learn more about these latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.

  • The Joint Commission Accredited CAM-H and CAM-BH, 2015
  • Blue Distinction® Centers for Cardiac Care, 2015
  • Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, 2015
    United Breast Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. To achieve this designation, breast centers must be fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.
  • MBSAQIP Comprehensive Center Accreditation, 2015
    United Hospital is nationally recognized by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. The program accredits bariatric surgery centers that have undergone peer evaluation in accordance with nationally recognized bariatric surgical standards. Bariatric surgery accreditation not only promotes uniform standard benchmarks, but also supports continuous quality improvement.
  • DNV-GL Comprehensive Stroke Center Certified, 2014
  • CAP (College of American Pathologists) Accredited, 2014
  • Breast Cancer Certification, 2013
    United Hospital's Breast Center has been granted a three-year full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. United Hospital's Breast Center is one of only three in Minnesota to have earned this distinction.
  • Commission on Cancer Accredited, 2013
    Silver –Level Commendation to the Community Hospital Academic Comprehensive Cancer Program
  • Re-Designated as a Level 3 Trauma Center, 2013
  • Avatar Recipient of 2012 awards from Avatar International in the areas of:
    • HCAHPS Most Improved Large Hospital in the Overall Rating Composite 2011
    • Exceeding Patient Expectations 2011 
    • Gold Award Gold Innovation Award (awarded to Allina Health)
    • Environmental Cleanliness -The Gold Innovation Award is the highest award given by Avatar in this category. 
  • HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Award
  • Innovator Award for Breast Cancer Care, 2012
    The Allina Health Breast Program was recognized for work that began three years ago to ensure that patients receive consistently exceptional breast cancer care from diagnosis to recovery.  United Hospital Cancer Program, along with three other Allina site programs, was selected to receive the Association of Community Cancer Centers 2012 Innovator Award