U.S. News & World Report recognizes high performance across Fairview

Rankings evaluate more than 5,000 hospitals across the nation.

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2018-19 “Best Hospitals” rankings.  Several of our hospitals received high rankings. 

The University of Minnesota Medical Center Cancer Care program is ranked 33rd nationally in this year’s rankings, and its orthopedic care program is ranked 45th nationally. 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 5 hospitals in the Twin Cities and state of Minnesota.

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. 

Specialties ranked “high performing” at the medical center are: gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery; geriatrics; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; and pulmonology. University of Minnesota Medical Center procedures and conditions ranked “high performing” are: colon cancer surgery, heart failure and hip replacement surgery.

Following are other Fairview hospitals receiving U.S. News & World Report high-performing honors: 
  • HealthEast St. John’s Hospital for geriatrics, colon cancer surgery and heart failure.  
  • Fairview Southdale for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement surgery, knee replacement surgery, and lung cancer surgery.
  • Fairview Ridges for colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure and knee replacement surgery.
  • HealthEast St. Joseph’s Hospital for heart bypass surgery and heart failure.
  • HealthEast Woodwinds Health Campus for hip replacement surgery and knee replacement surgery.

Fairview Southdale was 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 2018-19 “Best Hospitals” rankings. 

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