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2012-13: U.S. News & World Report ranks Fairview’s hospitals; medical center is No. 1 in Twin Cities

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July 16, 2012
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview is again the top hospital in the Twin Cities, says U.S. News & World Report in its “Best Hospitals 2012-13” issue. Nationally, the medical center ranks among the top hospitals in 11 specialties, up from nine last year.

In June, University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital was ranked by the magazine as being among the nation’s top 50 children’s hospitals in six medical specialties. And, in the report released today, Fairview Southdale and Fairview Ridges hospitals also were ranked locally and recognized as high performing in a number of specialties.

The rankings measure reputation, outcomes and other care-related factors like advanced technology and affiliation with a medical school.

National rankings for University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
The medical center’s specialty rankings in the magazine’s “Best Hospitals 2012-13” issue are:
  • cancer (21st)
  • cardiology and heart surgery (44th)
  • diabetes and endocrinology (24th)
  • ear, nose and throat (ENT) (26th)
  • gastroenterology (26th)
  • geriatrics (43rd)
  • nephrology (21st)
  • neurology and neurosurgery (25th)
  • orthopedics (29th)
  • pulmonology (17th)
  • urology (21st)

Gynecology is listed as a high-performing specialty.

National rankings for our children’s hospital
In June, U. S. News & World Report ranked University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital among the nation’s top 50 children’s hospitals in six medical specialties:
  • cancer (24th)
  • diabetes and endocrinology (45th)
  • gastroenterology (40th)
  • neonatology (22nd)
  • nephrology (19th)
  • urology (45th)

Fairview Southdale and Fairview Ridges hospitals recognized
Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina ranked sixth in the Minnesota and fourth in the Twin Cities, with nine high-performing areas (up from six in 2011):
  • cancer
  • diabetes and endocrinology
  • ear, nose throat (ENT)
  • gastroenterology
  • geriatrics
  • gynecology
  • orthopedics
  • pulmonology
  • urology

Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville ranked eighth in Minnesota and sixth in the Twin Cities, with five high-performing specialties (up from three in 2011):
  • geriatrics
  • nephrology
  • orthopedics
  • pulmonology
  • urology
 
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