MN Hospitals Honored on Two “Top Hospitals” Lists

Rochester's Mayo Clinic placed among the top 10 in several categories of a U.S. News & World Report ranking, and the medical center was also among Thomson Reuters' "Top 100 Hospitals," along with Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.

Two recent hospital lists-one released by Thomson Reuters, and the other by U.S. News & World Report-recognized several Minnesota hospitals as being the best in the nation.

The annual Thomson Reuters study of the “100 Top Hospitals” honored two Minnesota medical centers: Mayo Clinic's Rochester Methodist Hospital was among the top major teaching hospitals, while Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids was recognized in the medium community hospitals category.

For the list, which was released Monday, Reuters evaluated 2,914 hospitals across the country on measures of overall organization performance, including patient care, operational efficiency, and financial stability. It compares hospitals against similar facilities in terms of size and teaching status.

Another list, published by the U.S. News & World Report, recognized best hospitals in the nation across 16 adult specialty areas and 10 pediatric specialties. Mayo Clinic in Rochester was ranked among the top 10 in 14 of the 16 adult specialties, earning top honors in diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, and kidney disorders.

U.S. News also ranked top hospitals by metro area. To be on the regional list, a hospital had to score in the top 25 percent among its peers in at least one of 16 medical specialties.

The top Twin Cities hospitals, according to U.S. News, are as follows:

  1. The University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis
  2. Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis
  3. Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis
  4. United Hospital, St. Paul
  5. Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina
  6. North Memorial Hospital, Robbinsdale
  7. Regions Hospital, St. Paul
  8. Unity Hospital, Fridley
  9. St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Paul
  10. Fairview Ridges Hospital, Burnsville
  11. St. John's Hospital, St, Paul,
  12. Woodwinds Health Campus, Woodbury