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:
“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.