University of Minnesota Medical Center | 100 great hospitals in America 2016
University of Minnesota Medical Center (Minneapolis). The University of Minnesota Medical Center was established in 1997 following the merger of the U of M Hospitals and Clinics with Fairview Health Services. With 1,700 licensed beds and 7,131 employees, U of M Medical Center includes two campuses on the east and west banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. The medical center, along with U of M Physicians, makes up U of M Health. In addition, U of M Medical Center is the main university hospital for the U of M Medical School. U of M Health partners closely with research partners at the University of Minnesota to develop new health technologies and treatments. The university has pioneered numerous medical advancements, such as the first external pacemaker, the first successful bone marrow transplant and the world' first stem cell institute. U.S. News & World Report ranked University of Minnesota Medical Center No. 4 in Minnesota and No. 2 in the Minneapolis metro area for 2015-16. The medical center is also nationally ranked in five pediatric specialties.
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