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Six University of Minnesota Medical Center specialties recognized by U.S. News & World Report

This week, U.S. News & World Report released its 2016-17 rankings of hospitals nationwide. See how University of Minnesota Medical Center fared.
U.S. News & World Report has recognized six specialties at University of Minnesota Medical Center on its 2016-17 "Best Hospitals" list.
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University of Minnesota Medical Center’s cancer care program is among the 50 best in the nation, and five additional specialties have been designated high performing, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-17 “Best Hospitals” list.

The 27th annual report from U.S. News once again places University of Minnesota Medical Center among the top five hospitals in the Twin Cities and Minnesota.

Cancer Care at University of Minnesota Medical Center ranked 44th across the more than 5,000 hospitals evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. The specialty programs identified by U.S. News & World Report as high performing are:

  • Geriatrics
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pulmonology

U.S. News also recognized University of Minnesota Medical Center as “high performing” in heart failure treatment and hip replacement surgery.

“Our multidisciplinary care teams strive for excellence in care delivery and patient outcomes. I’m thrilled to see their efforts land more national recognition,” said Hematologist/Oncologist, Ed Greeno, MD, who is the executive medical director for University of Minnesota Health Cancer Care.

“This yearly analysis reviews many hospitals, and we’re humbled to be among the best in the country.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more.

For 2016-17, 153 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty, while 1,628 received a high performing rating in one or more specialties, procedures or conditions.

In June, U.S. News similarly named University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital to its annual list of high-performing pediatric hospitals. Four of the hospital’s medical specialties were ranked among the top 50 in the nation, more than any other hospital in the Twin Cities.

Learn more about our University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital rankings.

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