Four Allina hospitals earn top rankings in U.S. News Best Hospitals report

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Allina Hospitals & Clinics has two hospitals with specialty rankings among the nation’s top 50 and four top-ranking hospitals in the metro area, according to the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals.

“These rankings recognize our dedication to provide exceptional care. More importantly, the patients who have benefited from this effort are the real winners, with better health and better outcomes from their experience with Allina,” said Ken Paulus, CEO and president of Allina Hospitals & Clinics.

Nationally, Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis received a 37 ranking in cardiology and heart surgery; 30 in neurology and neurosurgery, and 43 in orthopedics. Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids received a 49 ranking in diabetes and endocrinology.

On the metro hospital list, Abbott Northwestern ranks number two; Mercy is three; United Hospital in St. Paul is five; and Unity Hospital in Fridley is six.

Abbott Northwestern is recognized for eight specialties, in addition to its national rankings for cardiology and heart surgery; neurology and neurosurgery, and orthopedics:

-- Cancer

-- Ear, Nose and Throat

-- Gastroenterology

-- Geriatrics

-- Gynecology

-- Nephrology

-- Pulmonology

-- Urology

United is recognized for ten specialties:

-- Cancer

-- Diabetes and Endocrinology

-- Gastroenterology

-- Geriatrics

-- Gynecology

-- Nephrology

-- Neurology and Neurosurgery

-- Orthopedics

-- Pulmonology

-- Urology

Mercy is recognized for seven specialties, in addition to its national ranking for diabetes and endocrinology:

-- Gastroenterology

-- Geriatrics

-- Nephrology

-- Neurology and Neurosurgery

-- Orthopedics

-- Pulmonology

-- Urology

Unity is recognized for seven specialties:

-- Gastroenterology

-- Geriatrics

-- Gynecology

-- Nephrology

-- Orthopedics

-- Pulmonology

-- Urology

The metro list is created with data from the most recent national U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. To be ranked in its metro area, a hospital had to score in the top 25 percent among its peers in at least one of 16 medical specialties.

The lists are available online at www.usnews.com/besthospitals and featured in the August print issue of U.S. News.

About Allina Hospitals & Clinics
Allina Hospitals & Clinics is a not-for-profit system of hospitals, clinics and other health care services, providing care throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Allina owns and operates 11 hospitals, more than 90 clinics and specialty care centers, and specialty medical services that provide hospice care, oxygen and home medical equipment, pharmacies, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Hospitals & Clinics and the latest health information can be found online at allina.com.



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Allina Hospitals & Clinics
Gloria O’Connell, 612-863-4801
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