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About us

Providing quality care for patients since 1872

Regions Hospital has been a destination for excellent health care in Saint Paul for over 150 years. A lot has changed in that time, but one thing remains constant – our commitment to high-quality patient care in the east metro and throughout the region. We work hard to improve the health and well-being of our community and put our patients at the center of each decision we make.

What we’re really known for is our excellent specialty care. A destination for teaching and research, we work to improve care and the patient experience with advanced studies in dementia with our Neuroscience Research Center, cancer care clinical trials, and trauma procedures with our Critical Care Research Center. Our nationally recognized specialty centers are led by highly skilled doctors, surgeons, rehabilitation specialists, nurses and staff members.

Patients come to Regions Hospital from across the country for the award-winning care at our specialty centers, including:

Regions Hospital Foundation supports our vision to improve health and well-being in service to all. We raise funds from generous donors to support clinical programs, patient care, medical research and education.

Volunteers are invaluable to the care and support we give at Regions Hospital. Our volunteers are former patients, people whose loved ones we treated at Regions, and caring members of the community. No matter the reason you want to help out, you’re welcomed and appreciated at Regions and HealthPartners clinics.

Awards and recognitions

We’re nationally recognized for the high-quality care we provide. Some of the awards we’re most proud of include:

2022-2023 Best Regional Hospital U.S. News & World Report

For another consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has named Regions Hospital a 2022-23 Best Regional Hospital. As part of the award, we were also recognized as a High-Performing Hospital in nine procedures and conditions, including stroke, heart attack, and heart and kidney failure. Rankings are based on a range of factors such as quality of nursing, discharge rates and other care-related categories.

Stroke care excellence

Regions was recognized with the Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus achievement award from the American Heart Association. We reached an aggressive goal of treating patients with 85% or higher compliance to AHA core standard levels of care for the past two years.

Additionally, we demonstrated at least 75% compliance in seven out of 10 stroke quality measures. We were also recognized in the Stroke Honor Roll Elite; the Stroke Honor Roll Advanced Therapy; and Type 2 Diabetes – Stroke award categories.

Regions Hospital – then and now

Regions Hospital looks a lot different than it did when we began. In 1872, we opened our doors in a stone mansion at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Colbourne Street. At the time, we only had two doctors, one ambulance and two horses to bring in patients for emergency care visits.

We would admit as many patients as we could fit into the stone mansion. Over the years, we’ve grown and began to offer more treatments and services, leading to our community’s first heart surgery in 1948.

Now, we have thousands of doctors and several specialty centers, including five Centers of Excellence. This makes it possible for us to care for patients across the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin.

We handle more than 26,000 hospital admissions at Regions every year. Over 90,000 patients have visited our Emergency Center with the help of hundreds of ambulances. Our Surgery Center sees more than 13,000 cases per year, and another 11,000 annual cases are seen at our Same-Day Surgery Center.