Four MN Medical Centers Recognized As Best Hospitals In U.S.

Four MN Medical Centers Recognized As Best Hospitals In U.S.

Mayo Clinic ranked as the runner-up on the national list.

Of the roughly 150 hospitals in Minnesota, four are nationally ranked as being the best hospitals in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.
The 2016-2017 rankings, released Wednesday, are determined through a mixture of medical center data and physician surveys.
Minnesota’s nationally ranked hospitals are as follows:

Hospital Location Number of nationally ranked specialties
Mayo Clinic Rochester 15 specialties and another 8 in child care
Abbott Northwestern Minneapolis     5 specialties
St. Cloud Hospital St. Cloud 2 specialties
University of Minnesota Medical Center Minneapolis 4 specialties in child care

Seven other Minnesota hospitals were graded highly for meeting national high performing standards. Those hospital include:

  • Mercy Hospital (Coon Rapids)
  • Woodwinds Health Campus (Woodbury)
  • North Memorial Hospital (Robbinsdale)
  • Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital (St. Louis Park)
  • St. John's Hospital (St. Paul)
  • St. Joseph's Hospital (St. Paul)
  • Unity Hospital (Fridley)

Given Mayo’s array of highly scored specialties—ranging from diabetes to psychiatry—the health organization was touted as the second-best hospital in the nation. Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston landed in the first place spot. The full list (including separate specialty rankings lists) can be found here.
Additionally, children’s hospitals at both Mayo and the University of Minnesota were ranked highly in certain specialties, which can be found here.