Abbott Northwestern Hospital

82%

Patients that would definitely recommend
12% higher than the national average


Abbott Northwestern Hospital is a medical facility located in Minneapolis, MN. This hospital has been recognized for America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™, America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™, and more.

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Hospital Quality Awards

America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Top 2% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality year over year

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Top in the nation for providing excellence in patient safety by preventing infections, medical errors, and other preventable complications

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Top in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in coronary intervention procedures (angioplasty with stent)

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™ (2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, and small intestine surgeries

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip replacement

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgery, spinal fusion, hip fracture treatment, hip replacement, and total knee replacement

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgeries and spinal fusion procedures

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, small intestine surgeries, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis

Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, and small intestine surgeries

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

4 ratings were better than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital

9 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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79%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
10% higher than the national average

82%

Would definitely recommend
12% higher than the national average

Abbott Northwestern Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%84%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%82%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%63%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%88%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%57%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%66%66%

Abbott Northwestern Hospital

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%56%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%75%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Jun 12 2021

Review for Dr. Kelkar

Dr. Pelkola was very knowledgeable and put my concerns at ease. She listened to me, didn't rush me our so she can see another patient. I highly recommend Dr. Pelkola. Thank you Doctor!

Bob Page Jun 12 2021

Review for Rebecca Pelkola

Billie Berry Jun 11 2021

Review for Dr. Nagib

My experience with Dr. Melby was OUTSTANDING in every way!!!

Greg Fahey Jun 11 2021

Review for Dr. Melby

Went to urgent care but moved to emergency and Dr. O'Laughlin quickly began testing for stroke. He is thorough, insightful and caring and works efficiently with his team to find a diagnosis quickly.

Jun 11 2021

Review for Dr. O'Laughlin

Location

Abbott Northwestern Hospital

800 E 28th St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

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