University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview - 100 Great Hospitals in America | 2014

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview (Minneapolis). Groundbreaking treatments and technology, as well as innovative partnerships with the University of Minnesota Medical School and University of Minnesota Physicians, have made University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview one of the most highly regarded academic medical centers in the country. 

University-of-Minnesota-Medical-Center-factThe medical center, which has 885 staffed beds, is part of Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services. It is affiliated with the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. Not surprisingly, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview is also ranked 37th in the country for cancer care, according to U.S. News & World Report.

A plethora of milestones have originated at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. In the 1950s, it was the site of the world's first successful open-heart surgery, and in the 1960s, physicians helped with the first successful human bone marrow transplant in the world. More recently, in the 2000s, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview was the first hospital in the state to treat cancer patients with intensity modulated radiation therapy.

Big changes are brewing at the medical center. University of Minnesota and Fairview Health Services recently broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art ambulatory care center. The 330,000-square-foot, $160 million center will be completed in 2016. In addition, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview will serve as the flagship of the newly named University of Minnesota Health.

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