U.S. News & World Report announced this week that four University of Minnesota Medical Center specialties are listed as “High Performing” in its 2015-2016 rankings of hospitals across the country.
The specialty programs included are as follows:
The medical center was ranked second overall in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, and fourth in Minnesota, according to the 2015-2016 report. Roughly 5,000 hospitals across the country were evaluated by U.S. News & World Report in the 2015-16 report.
The U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on a number of factors, including reputation, patient outcomes, safety and quality, clinical offerings and infrastructure. The rankings assess hospitals in 12 different specialty areas. Four other specialty services are evaluated on the basis of physician surveys.
The special distinction our specialty services have earned is a reflection of the innovative, highly coordinated care delivered by our dedicated specialty teams on behalf of our medical center patients.
“Our specialties could not have achieved this recognition without the hard work and compassion demonstrated by our talented caregivers in those areas,” said Marlene Pechan, vice president of clinical operations for University of Minnesota Physicians. “We would like to thank all providers and staff at University of Minnesota Medical Center for their service—and we would also like to express our gratitude to our patients, whom we have the privilege to serve.”
In June, U.S. News and World Report also announced that five pediatric specialties at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, including Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Neonatology and Nephrology, were ranked nationally. Our neonatology services were earned higher marks than any other hospital or service in Minnesota.
“We are honored by the recognition we have received, but we remain focused on our fundamental mission: Delivering the best possible care to improve quality of life for our patients,” Pechan said.