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The best hospital in the country is in Minnesota

Plus a look at the top 10 hospitals in the state.

The Mayo Clinic has been named the best hospital in the country, again. 

The Rochester hospital got the No. 1 overall ranking on U.S. News and World Report's hospital honor roll, which highlighted the best 20 hospitals in the country out of the 5,000 evaluated for the annual list. 

The Mayo Clinic, which sees more than 1.3 million patients a year, was among the best nationally in 15 adult and nine pediatric specialties to earn a score of 415. (Read more about that here.)

The Cleveland Clinic came in at No. 2, with 365 points, while John's Hopkins Hospital took the No. 3 spot with 363 points. 

The Mayo Clinic has been ranked among the top hospitals on the publication's Honor Roll for the past few years, earning its first No. 1 ranking in 2014. In 2015, the hospital finished No. 2, and last year it was back at No. 1

“Mayo Clinic is consistently top ranked nationwide more often than any other hospital because of the thousands of people here who shared a vision,” John Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO, Mayo Clinic said in a statement. “Our physicians, scientists, researchers, educators and allied health staff bring their expertise to focus on the individual needs of each patient.”

The top hospitals in Minnesota

U.S. News and World Report also breaks down its rankings by state. Here are the top 10 hospitals in Minnesota

  1. The Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
  2. Abott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. 
  3. St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud. 
  4. University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis. 
  5. Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. 
  6. Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth. 
  7. Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina. 
  8. Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. 
  9. United Hospital in St. Paul. 
  10. North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale and Regions Hospital in St. Paul (they tied for No. 10). 

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