MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesota hospitals are some of the best in the nation, according to a new scoring system created by federal health officials.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is now using a five-star scale, based on patient satisfaction surveys.

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The rankings are now shown on the “Hospital Compare” website.

Minnesota hospitals come in with an average rating of 3.9 stars.

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The state tied with Nebraska for 3rd place nationwide. Maine and South Dakota tied for 1st with 4.10 stars. Wisconsin in 2nd with 4 stars.

Here’s how some well-known Twin Cities hospitals did:

  • Mayo Clinic in Rochester: 4 stars.
  • Abbott Northwestern in Minneapolis: 4 stars.
  • United Hospital in St. Paul: 3 stars.
  • Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis: 2 stars.
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To see how your local hospital ranks, visit Hospital Compare online.