Methodist Hospital About Us Awards
Nationally-recognized care
At Methodist Hospital our team of board-certified doctors, specialists and hospital staff work hard to achieve the highest level of care for our patients. We are grateful to receive awards and recognition from many organizations that show our dedication to our patients and community.

We’re proud to be one of the highest-performing hospitals in the nation. Methodist Hospital is one of the Watson Health 2019 100 Top Hospitals®. Award-winning hospitals demonstrate top performance on measures of clinical quality, operational efficiency, financial stability and patient satisfaction. Thank you for making us one of America’s best hospitals!

Methodist Hospital has been recognized as one of Healthgrades® America’s 100 Best Hospitals™. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide. This achievement places Methodist Hospital in the top 2% of the hospitals nationwide based on clinical outcomes.

Here’s a closer look at our Healthgrades recognition:

  • Recipient of Healthgrades® America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ for two years in a row (2017-2018)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award – Clinical Excellence™ for five years in a Row (2014-2018)
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care™ in 2017-2019
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery™ in 2018
  • See the full list of awards
Methodist is getting national recognition for our high quality care. U.S. News & World Report named Methodist a 2019-20 Best Hospital in its latest annual hospital rankings! We were also recognized as High Performing in eight procedures and conditions, and tied for third best hospital in the Twin Cities and fifth best in Minnesota. The magazine’s rankings are based on factors like quality of nursing, discharge rates and other care-related categories.

Methodist Hospital has been named as one of America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics by the Women's Choice Award®, America's trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that Methodist is in the top 17% of 2,778 U.S. hospitals offering obstetrics.

Each year, the American Hospital Association recognizes health care leadership and innovation in improving quality and advancing health in communities with their annual Quest for Quality awards. This year Methodist Hospital was one of four hospitals nationwide to receive the Quest for Quality Citation of Merit. All recipients of this award demonstrate a commitment to improving access; providing high quality, safe care; creating value; and partnering with patients and families; focusing on well-being; and providing seamless, coordinated care. We are proud to be named one of the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award by Practice Greenhealth, their highest honor for hospitals. This award recognizes hospitals for excellence and dedication to sustainability in health care. Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading health care sustainability community, empowering its members to improve their environmental stewardship.

For the second year in a row, Methodist Hospital has been named as one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, and the only Minnesota hospital to receive the prestigious Everest award.

The Top Hospitals award recognizes health systems that have achieved excellence in 11 areas, including patient care, operational efficiency and financial stability. Only 10 of the 100 hospitals were selected for the Everest award, which recognizes hospitals that have the highest performance and fastest long-term improvement over five years. The 100 Top Hospitals® program is a registered trademark of Truven Health Analytics®, IBM Watson Health™.

Methodist Hospital is the only hospital in Minnesota to be named as one of the nation's 2017 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics™, an IBM® Company. In winning this award, our leadership team, medical staff and employees have met national benchmarks on several key measures of cardiovascular care and rank among the best in the country.
Other awards and recognition
  • 2019 Minnesota Governor's Safety Award 
  • 2018 Best Minnesota Hospital Workplace by the Minnesota Hospital Association 
  • 2018 Silver Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses 
  • 2017 Becker's Hospital Review 60 of the Greenest Hospitals in America 
  • 2017 Eureka! Innovation Award for Frauenshuh Cancer Center by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal