ROBBINSDALE, Minn. (WCCO) — North Memorial Medical Center announced Tuesday that it has been placed in HealthGrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals.

This is the second year in a row that the hospital has made the list. The distinction places the hospital – the only Minnesota hospital – in the top 5 percent of all hospitals nationwide.

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On average, patients treated at America’s 50 Best Hospitals had nearly a 30 percent lower risk of death.

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“We are extremely proud of being one of the top 50 hospitals in the nation and the only hospital in Minnesota to be recognized. We completely acknowledge that this achievement is a result of the innovative and dedicated employees and physicians who provide care at North Memorial Medical Center. This doesn’t happen without an exceptional and consistent commitment to teamwork, quality and safe care of our patients by all of our nurses, physicians, allied professionals, leadership and staff at North Memorial,” said J. Kevin Croston, North Memorial’s chief medical officer. “North Memorial strives daily to deliver innovative and advanced medical care. It’s what we are known for. We are also proud that in 2013 North Memorial received the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence.”

North Memorial is located in Robbinsdale and has been serving patients for nearly 60 years.

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For more information on the distinction, visit North Memorial’s website.