Whether it’s U.S. News & World Report, The Commonwealth Fund, or the federal Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, Twin Cities and Minnesota hospitals have a national reputation for consistently providing exceptional healthcare.  Check out the reports below to find out why.


Minnesota’s hospitals and clinics are among the best in the country. Over the last five years, numerous Twin Cities hospitals have been noted by U.S. News and Wold Report as national and regional centers of excellence. Recently, according to patients responding to a new 2015 federal scoring system which poll patients, Minnesota’s hospitals had an average rating of 3.9 stars, placing it tied for third nationwide, behind Wisconsin (4 stars, second) and Maine and South Dakota (4.1 stars, tied for first).

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Minnesota is one of the states with the highest quality and lowest health care costs in the nation. According to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, on average, Minnesota health care spending is 10 percent less costly per capita than the national average, while maintaining high quality. This data measures the combined payments for services provided to patients from 3 days to 30 days after an inpatient stay, and then compares that amount to the national average.

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Minnesota is ranked number one in the nation for health care access, quality and outcomes by the Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation. The state was specifically cited as a national leader in guaranteeing access to care and investing in primary care.

2014 Scorecard Ranking

  • #1 Overall
  • #3 Access & Affordability
  • #6 Prevention & Treatment
  • #7 Avoidable Hospital Use & Cost
  • #15 Equity
  • #1 Healthy Lives

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