MINNEAPOLIS, MN - August 14, 2018 - U.S. News & World Report recognizes University of Minnesota Medical Center among the top five hospitals in the Twin Cities and Minnesota in the 2018-19 “Best Hospitals” rankings.

The University of Minnesota Medical Center Cancer Care program is ranked 33rd nationally in this year’s rankings, improving from last year’s spot as 37th. Each year, U.S. News & World Report 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 adult care specialties, and select procedures and conditions.

“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 Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD, Dean of the University of Minnesota Medical School and Vice President for Clinical Affairs. 

The hospital’s orthopaedic care program is now on the “Best Hospitals” list this year ranked 45th in the nation.

“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 University of Minnesota Medical Center’s Denis Clohisy, MD, Head of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School. “In addition, the University of Minnesota Orthopaedic 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 specialties at University of Minnesota Medical Center were mentioned in the report as well. Specialties ranked “high performing” the hospital include:

  • Gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Pulmonology

University of Minnesota Medical Center procedures and conditions ranked “high performing” are:

  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Heart failure
  • Hip replacement surgery 

To view the full results, visit U.S. News & World Report 2018-19 “Best Hospitals” rankings.

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