Honors and Excellence
Nationally ranked children's care, available locally for Twin Cities families
For years, M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital has been ranked in more medical specialties by U.S. News & World Report than any other Twin Cities children's hospital.
- June 16, 2020
- By Staff Writer
Looking for nationally ranked children’s care in the Twin Cities? Look no further.
For the 13th year in a row, M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital has been recognized as a national leader in children’s health, according to U.S. News & World Report.
On Tuesday, U.S. News & World Report released its 2020-2021 “Best Children’s Hospitals” list, which ranks the top 50 pediatric hospitals in the nation across 10 major medical specialties. Four specialties at our children’s hospital made the list—which is more than any other institution in the Minneapolis-St.Paul metropolitan area.
The specialties, and our national ranking in each, are as follows. View the entire 2020 report here.
- Diabetes & Endocrinology (34)
- Gastroenterology and GI Surgery (49)
- Nephrology* (Tied for 26)
- Orthopedics (Tied for 50)
*In partnership with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.
“This honor reflects our deep commitment to the families and communities under our care, and our role as Minnesota’s only academic children’s hospital,” said Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg, MD, an M Health Fairview Women’s and Children’s Service Line Co-Chief and a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at University of Minnesota Medical School. “Not only do our experts treat broken bones, childhood cancer, and everything in between, we develop medical breakthroughs that help children across the nation and world.”
University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital a wide range of services spanning more than 50 specialties and more than 250 staffed hospital beds. Our current, ecologically-friendly facility opened in 2011. In 2014, the hospital was named University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital in recognition of the legacy of support provided by Minnesota Masonic Charities. That legacy continues today, with Minnesota Masonic Charities recently pledging $35 million for the development of the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain, a new care and research center, to accelerate children’s mental health advancements.
For your convenience, the same pediatric experts who see patients at our hospital are also available at other M Health Fairview pediatric clinics across the Twin Cities. See a list of our pediatric locations here.
We recognize that our hospital is a “home away from home” for many families who travel nationally or internationally to see our specialists, which is why we also have unique, family-friendly amenities, including:
- The Blythe Brenden-Mann Wellness Center
- The John Sullivan Playground
- The Kyle Rudolph End Zone
- The Sports Ngin Sport Court
- The Wilf Family Center
- The Zucker Family Suite & Broadcast Studio
“For 13 consecutive years, we have been recognized as one of the nation’s top pediatric hospitals,” said Joseph Neglia, MD, MPH, Physician-In-Chief of University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital and Head of the Department of Pediatrics at University of Minnesota Medical School. “That distinction is due in part to the extraordinary work and tireless dedication of our care teams and staff. I am proud of each and every member of our team.”
About the U.S. News rankings
U.S. News introduced its Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help the families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available. The rankings recognize the top 50 pediatric hospitals across the U.S. in 10 specialties, ranging from cancer care to urology.
To produce the list, U.S. News reviews data from nearly 200 medical centers. They evaluate a range of factors, including patient safety, infection prevention and the adequacy of nurse staffing. The rankings are also based on an annual national survey of more than 11,000 pediatric specialists.
“Our guiding mission is to provide hope and healing for every family that we serve, while advancing education, research, and care on behalf of all.” said Dan Landers, MD, FACOG, who is an M Health Fairview Women’s and Children Service Line Co-Chief and a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School. “We are proud to serve our local and global communities.”