Published on July 25, 2022

Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center ranked fifth out of 139 Minnesota hospitals

Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center once again is highly ranked in the U.S. News and World Report’s annual list of best hospitals.

St. Mary’s is ranked fifth out of 139 Minnesota hospitals and is tops in the northeastern part of the state.

In addition to the overall ranking, St. Mary’s was rated “high performing” — scoring five out of five and achieving patient outcomes significantly better than the national average — in 12 procedures and conditions. Those are:

  • Colon cancer surgery.
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
  • Heart attack.
  • Heart bypass surgery.
  • Heart failure.
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
  • Kidney failure.
  • Stroke.
  • Hip replacement.
  • Knee replacement.
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Pneumonia.

“We’re thrilled to be ranked among the finest hospitals in Minnesota, as well as to be recognized for achieving excellent patient outcomes across a variety of procedures and conditions,” said Janice Schade, senior vice president of operations for St. Mary’s. “This recognition accurately reflects our commitment to providing expert, compassionate care in the communities we’re privileged to serve.”

Topping the list of Minnesota hospitals was the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, followed by Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, CentraCare-St. Cloud Hospital and Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. The Mayo Clinic also ranked No. 1 in the country.

The U.S. News and World Report compared almost 5,000 hospitals across the country in 15 adult specialty areas of care. The four elements given the most weight in determining the rankings were patient outcomes, other care-related indicators, expert opinion and patient experience.