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University of Minnesota Medical Center receives national recognition for high performance

This week, U.S. News & World Report released its 2017-18 “Best Hospitals” rankings. See how University of Minnesota Medical Center fared when compared to 5,000 other hospitals across the nation.

University of Minnesota Medical Center’s cancer care program ranked 37th in the nation, and seven additional hospital specialties have been designated high performing, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 “Best Hospitals” list.

Each year, U.S. News evaluates more than 5,000 hospitals across the nation, assessing objective measures such as patient survival, infection rates, the number of times hospitals perform certain medical procedures, nurse staffing rates and more. Hospitals are ranked nationally in 25 adult care specialties—from cancer to urology—and rated in common procedures and conditions such as heart bypass surgery, hip and knee replacement and colon cancer surgery.

This year, our high-performing specialties are as follows:

The 2017-18 results are an improvement over the previous year. In 2016, our cancer care service was ranked 44th, and five specialties were identified as high performing. This year’s report once again places University of Minnesota Medical Center among the top five hospitals in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. U.S. News & World Report also rated University of Minnesota Medical Center as "high performing in four specialties, including:

  • Heart failure
  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Lung cancer surgery

Visit the U.S. News & World Report website to see how we fared. 

“Our continued national recognition is a reflection of sustained growth in our program and the strong commitment of our partners at the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota; University of Minnesota Physicians; and Fairview Health Services. Together, they enable us to provide innovative, multidisciplinary care for cancer patients,” said Hematologist/Oncologist Ed Greeno, MD, who is the executive medical director for University of Minnesota Health Cancer Care. “We are grateful to the care team members who work together to provide excellent patient care.”

Earlier this year, U.S. News & World Report also released its pediatric care rankings. In 2017, five medical specialties at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital were ranked among the top 50 in the nation—more than any other children’s hospital in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Learn more about our healthcare specialties and services.

“We are proud to be among an elite group of healthcare systems,” said University of Minnesota Health Chief Nursing Executive Deb Cathcart, DNP, RN, NEA-BC. “This well-deserved recognition would not be possible without the quality of care our staff provide to every patient, every day. Each nurse, care provider and staff member works diligently to uphold a culture of innovation, expertise, and excellent patient outcomes.”