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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Twin Cities hospital has again been named one of the best for children in the country in at least two categories, according to a report released Tuesday by U.S News & World Report.

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota in Minneapolis has been named a Best Children’s Hospital, getting ranked in the top-50 in the country for 2014-15 in cardiology and heart surgery, and pulmonology. Officials said it’s been on the list every year since it started in 2007.

It’s the fourth straight year they’ve been ranked among the country’s leaders in cardiology and heart surgery. Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota in Minneapolis ranked 47th out of 50 pediatric centers. Officials said since the cardiovascular program started there in 1973, more than 11,000 pediatric heart surgeries have been performed.

It’s also the fourth time that their pulmonology program has gotten the honor. The area includes the diagnosis, treatment and management of cystic fibrosis, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, croup and other pulmonary disorders.

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota in Minneapolis ranked 49th out of 50 pediatric centers. The Mayo Clinic in Rochester also ranked 13th.

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare has been ranked No. 23 in the nation for pediatric orthopedics in the report. It’s the sixth straight year they’ve been in the rankings.

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