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Ranked among the best: University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital earns national distinction

This year, U.S. News & World Report recognized University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital as one of the nation’s best. This year, five of our hospital's medical specialties were recognized—more than any other children’s hospital in the Twin Cities.
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For the 12th year in a row, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital has been recognized as a national leader in children’s health, according to U.S. News & World Report.

This week, U.S. News & World Report released its 2019-2020 “Best Children’s Hospitals” list, which ranks the top 50 pediatric hospitals in the nation across 10 major medical specialties. Five specialties at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital made the list—more than any other children’s hospital in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. In addition this year, four of our specialties were the highest ranked in Minnesota.

The specialties, and our national ranking in each, are as follows. View the entire 2019 report here.

*In partnership with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital offers exceptional care for both routine and complex needs. Learn more about our mission and services.  

“Our consistent recognition as one of the nation’s best hospitals is a reflection of the entire team at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital,” said Dan Landers, MD, FACOG, Service Line Chief for Women’s and Children with University of Minnesota Health and a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School. “We are grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our patients and their families in the metro, the state, and on a national and global scale.”

Though University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital is proud to offer nationally ranked specialty care in these five areas, we also provide a wide range of services spanning more than 50 specialties—all within walking distance of each other at our Minneapolis campus. For your convenience, the same pediatric experts who see patients at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital are also available at locations in Woodbury, Maple Grove, and Burnsville—as well as other local hospitals thanks to our partnership with Fairview Health Services.

University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital is the only pediatric healthcare system in metro with a partnership with the University of Minnesota Medical School, which allows for greater access to clinical trials and leading-edge advances in treatment and care.

Finally, our children’s hospital is also a family-friendly, engaging place with many amenities, including:

“Our hospital is a healing place with a focus on compassionate care, comprehensive medicine and breakthrough innovation,” said Joseph Neglia, MD, MPH, who is the Physician-In-Chief of University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital and Head of the Department of Pediatrics at University of Minnesota Medical School. “We would not have achieved this distinction without the diligence of our care providers and staff and the trust our families and community have placed in us.”

About the U.S. News rankings

U.S. News introduced its Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help the families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available. The rankings recognize the top 50 pediatric hospitals across the U.S. in 10 specialties, ranging from cancer care to urology.

To produce the list, U.S. News reviews data from nearly 200 medical centers. They evaluate a range of factors, including patient safety, infection prevention and the adequacy of nurse staffing. The rankings are also based on an annual national survey of more than 11,000 pediatric specialists.

“We are committed to bettering the health and lives of our patients every day, and this recognition highlights the dedication of everyone at the hospital who makes that happen,” said Sameer Gupta, MD, Chief Medical Officer of University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School. “As a pediatric academic health center, we are proud of the differences we are able to make in the lives of our patients, through research, education and care.”


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