Abbott Northwestern is ranked #1 in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro area and #2 in Minnesota for the ninth year in a row in the 2021-22 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings.
Abbott Northwestern is also ranked nationally in the Top 50 in cardiology and heart surgery and neurology and neurosurgery and is also rated as high performing in diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, orthopedics, pulmonology and lung surgery, urology, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, kidney failure, knee replacement, lung cancer surgery, pneumonia, stroke and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
In 2019, IBM Watson Health™ named Abbott Northwestern one of the top–performing hospitals in the U.S. by including the hospital on the 100 Top Hospitals® list.
In 2019, the American Nurses Credentialing Center awarded continued Magnet Recognition Program® status to Abbott Northwestern Hospital, making it one of less than 10 percent of all U.S. hospitals that have been designated Magnet™ facilities. The hospital is home to the Courage Kenny Rehabilit...ation Institute, Minneapolis Heart Institute, Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, and the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute. The hospital maintains an academic affiliation with the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy.