The University of Minnesota Medical Center, ranks among the country’s top 50 hospitals in 11 specialties, according to the “Best Hospitals 2006” issue of U.S. News & World Report.
This record-breaking performance is up from 10 specialties in 2005 and 7 specialties in 2004.
“It’s terrific news for our patients, and it’s well-deserved,” says hospital president Gordon Alexander, M.D. “The fact that we continue to be recognized in more and more areas of expertise is a reflection of our talented staff and our clinical partners at the University of Minnesota, who bring the best in research to the bedside.”
The 11 specialties are cancer; digestive disorders; ear, nose, and throat; endocrinology; gynecology; heart/heart diseases; kidney diseases; neurology/neurosurgery; orthopaedics; respiratory disorders; and urology.
More than 5,000 hospitals were evaluated in the report, but only 176 were ranked in at least one of 16 specialties.