HealthPartners is providing this information to support members choice when looking for transplant centers. While there is no single best transplant center, we believe members and their families should have access to information for comparing transplant programs in Minnesota and surrounding areas to help inform their decisions.

We support our Transplant Center of Excellence (COE) program partners and their patients, our members by providing resources and patient decision support information in several ways:

  • COE Provider Resources:This page provides important notices for transplant programs as well as provider administrative and medical policy.
  • Patient Support Resources:This page provides links to our Health Information Library, national support resource links and outcome data that is available nationally for both solid organ and blood and marrow transplant programs in the US.
  • Center of Excellence Network Lists: This page provides links to both Regional and National transplant programs that are participating in our Center of Excellence program.

Transplant COE Program Resources

NEW Change to HealthPartners Transplant Centers of Excellence Network Programs - Effective October 1, 2016

The transplant programs listed below at the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC) will no longer be designated to participate in our Centers of Excellence (COE) Network: Adult Kidney, Adult Liver, Adult Autologous and Allogeneic Blood & Marrow programs (also referred to as stem cell

HealthPartners health plan members will still have a number of in-network designated transplant program options in Minnesota and the surrounding region. These options include: Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Hennepin County Medical Center, Mayo Clinic, Nebraska Medical Center, University of Iowa, and University of Wisconsin, to name a few. See the Communication Tool Kit for more details regarding this change.

2016 Program changes Communication Tool Kit
Transplant Medical Policy Resources
Health Information Library:

Decision point tools and information may be found at Decision Support to make a confident, comfortable choice that is based on their personal values and preferences.

Transplant Program Specific Reporting
Solid Organ Transplants:

The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR website provides many metrics describing transplant programs which are helpful in making decisions about which program to choose.

Blood and Marrow Transplants:

The National Marrow Donor program provides information on choosing a transplant program along with specific transplant program information.

Other Patient Resources
Solid Organ Blood or Marrow (Be the Match) Living Donor