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

U.S. News & World Report recently released its 2018-2019 “Best Hospital” rankings. Two University of Minnesota Medical Center specialties were nationally ranked, and seven other areas were recognized as “high performing.”

Two specialties at University of Minnesota Medical Center were ranked among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-2019 “Best Hospitals” rankings.

The University of Minnesota Medical Center Cancer Care program is ranked 33rd nationally in this year’s rankings, and our orthopedic care program is ranked 45th nationally. In addition, six other specialties at University of Minnesota Medical Center were recognized as “high performing.” Last year, the medical center’s Cancer Care program was ranked 37th nationally, while the orthopedics program was unranked.

This year’s report once again places University of Minnesota Medical Center among the top five hospitals in Minnesota.

Each year, U.S. News & World Report evaluates more than 5,000 hospitals across the nation, assessing objective measures such as patientsurvival, infection rates, the number of times hospitals perform certain medical procedures, nurse staffing rates and more. Hospitals are ranked nationally in adult care specialties, and select procedures and conditions.

Specialties ranked “high performing” at the medical center are:

University of Minnesota Medical Center procedures and conditions ranked “high performing” are: colon cancer surgery, heart failure and hip replacement surgery.

“This incredible recognition goes to our phenomenal team of physician leaders who work tirelessly to improve patient experience and outcomes, leverage all disciplines and are dedicated to our mission of providing top-tier patient care to the communities we serve,” said Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Physician Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD, Dean of the University of Minnesota Medical School and Vice President for Clinical Affairs.

Orthopaedic Surgeon Denis Clohisy, MD, attributes the medical center's high performance in orthopaedics to the dedication of its staff and the hospital's close collaboration with University of Minnesota Medical School

“It is the commitment of each member of our outpatient and inpatient care teams that drives this excellent performance, as each strives to create great days for all our patients,” said Clohisy, who is head of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at University of Minnesota Medical School. “In addition, the University of Minnesota Orthopedic Surgery Department has been very fortunate to recruit top notch junior faculty and has deepened its partnership with hospital leadership to ensure the safest, most current care with the best possible outcomes.”

Several other Fairview hospitals received U.S. News & World Report high-performing honors. Fairview Southdale was once again named a top-10 hospital in Minnesota. Fairview Ridges was ranked 11th in the state, and St. John’s Hospital was ranked among the top 20 hospitals in Minnesota.

To view the full results, visit U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019 “Best Hospitals” rankings.