Abbott Northwestern Hospital | 100 great hospitals in America 2016
Abbott Northwestern Hospital, part of Allina Health (Minneapolis). Abbott Northwestern's roots date back to 1882, when Northwestern Hospital opened in a rented house. Dr. Amos Abbott served as a consulting physician to Northwestern's first medical staff, but 20 years later left to start a community hospital for women in his name, Abbott Hospital for Women. Abbott and Northwestern hospitals were merged into the Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in 1970. A decade later, Abbott and Northwestern operations were consolidated into a single location.
Today, Abbott Northwestern is the largest nonprofit hospital in the Twin Cities. The hospital is licensed for 629 beds and annually serves more than 200,000 patients and their families from across the Twin Cities and upper Midwest. Abbott Northwestern was ranked the No. 1 hospital in the Twin Cities and No. 2 in Minnesota by U.S. News & World Report for 2015-16.
Abbott Northwestern, a Magnet-designated organization, has also been recognized at the national level. In its 2015-16 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized the hospital in five specialty areas: cardiology and heart surgery (No. 37), geriatrics (No. 40), gynecology (No.10), neurology and neurosurgery (No. 46) and orthopedics (No. 19). Truven Health Analytics also named Abbott Northwestern among its 100 Top Hospitals last year.
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