Abbott Northwestern

  • Minneapolis, MN, USA

Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Abbott Northwestern Hospital is a part of Allina Health, a family of hospitals, clinics and care services in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin united in caring for our patients, our communities and each other.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital, located in Minneapolis is a nationally recognized hospital providing comprehensive health care for more patients and thier families than any other not-for-profit hospital in Minnesota. Among the distinguished services provided by Abbott Northwestern are cardiovascular care in conjunction with the Minneapolis Heart Institute; Virginia Piper Cancer Institute and Piper Breast Center; Minneapolis Neuroscience Institute; Orthopaedic Institute; Spine Institute; and Birth Center.

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Northwestern Hospital was established on June 10, 1887 at the corner of Chicago Avenue and 27th Street in Minneapolis. In 1902, Dr. Amos Abbott, who originally worked at Northwestern Hospital, left to create his own community hospital for women bearing his name. In 1970, the two were merged into the Abbott-Northwestern Hospital Corporation.



For the sixth year in a row, Abbott Northwestern Hospital is cited as one of the country’s best hospitals. In 2007, the hospital was ranked in eight specialty areas in the 18th annual edition of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals." The publication ranks 173 top medical centers, from a total of 5,462 facilities.

Abbott Northwestern was ranked in eight of 12 specialties where hospital ability is measured by reputation, mortality data and other care-related factors:

#28 in heart and heart surgery
#22 in neurology and neurosurgery
#27 in orthopedics
#43 in cancer
#23 in endocrinology
#43 in geriatrics
#48 in gynecology
#33 in digestive disorders

Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis has been named one of the nation's 100 top cardiovascular hospitals by Evanston, Ill.-based Solucient®. The annual Solucient award for cardiovascular services objectively measures performance on key criteria at the nation's top performing acute-care hospitals.

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Abbott Northwestern came in first place for the Best Hospital in the Twin Cities and second in Minnesota in the U.S. News & World Report 2016-17 Best Hospitals.



Gold Seal Award


In 2016, The Joint Replacement Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital earn The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Total Hip and Knee replacement.



Certified Comprehensive Stroke Badge


Abbott Northwestern Hospital received certification from DNV GL Healthcare as a Comprehensive Stroke Center in 2015. Comprehensive stroke centers are typically the largest and best-equipped hospitals in a given geographical area that can treat the complications of a stroke.


Magnet Recognition


Abbott Northwestern Hospital was granted Magnet Hospital Recognition in 2015 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The hospital was originally given the designation in 2009. Fewer than 7% of all hospitals worldwide gain this recognition.



Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals 2015


In 2015, Abbott Northwestern Hospital was named one of the nation's top 100 teaching hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. THA provides data-driven analytics and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.