Delivering medical breakthroughs every day
Innovation to improve lives
Improving patients' lives drives the innovation that makes University of Minnesota Medical Center one of the most respected academic medical centers in the nation. We balance responsiveness to patients’ needs with access to groundbreaking treatments and technology, delivering superior health outcomes.
The result is care delivery excellence across a full spectrum of programs and services from delivery of thousands of babies each year to emergency care to organ transplant surgery.
Our partnership with the University of Minnesota Medical School and University of Minnesota Physicians provides the platform to specialize in breakthrough treatments, surgical techniques, lifesaving therapies and to train tomorrow's physicians. Clinical trials advance our clinical services, bringing the very newest ideas in patient care.
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2012 year-end overview
Staffed beds (including bassinets): 885
Licensed beds (including skilled nursing facilities and bassinets): 1,932
Patient days: 221,711
Average length of stay in days (excludes blood and marrow transplant): 5.6
Total outpatient visits: 729,391
Employees (FTE): 6,348
Physicians (includes pediatric privileges): 1,680
Medical residents: 336
Hospitalists (includes pediatric): 59
Volunteer Hours: 97,523
Blood and marrow transplant: 988
Behavioral (child, adolescent, adult): 10,563
Transitional Services: 821
Acute rehabilitation: 593
Visits and procedures
Organ transplants: 303
Emergency department visits: 57,299
Radiology exams/procedures: 186,871
Solid Organ Transplantation
The Transplant Center is home to the largest total pancreatectomy and islet auto-transplant program in the world and is a world leader in living-donor transplantation. The program covers heart, kidney, islet cell, liver, intestine, lung and pancreas transplants.
Blood and Marrow Transplantation
The Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) program provides evidence-based care driven by ongoing research at the University of Minnesota. Ours is the second largest unrelated-donor transplant program in the U.S. and one of the largest umbilical cord blood transplant centers worldwide.
Our affiliation with the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota—one of only 41 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute—links physicians and patients to the latest research and clinical trials in a compasionate-care environment.
University of Minnesota Medical Center delivers excellent surgical care combined with innovative research and educational programs including pancreas, liver, orthopaedic, thoracic (lung and heart), colorectal and weight loss. Physicians perform a wide range range of procedures. The Lung Nodule Clinic offers expert diagnosis and treatment options as part of the cancer care program.
At University of Minnesota Medical Center integrated heart services include cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, prevention and women's heart care experts from University of Minnesota Physicians. Through University of Minnesota Physicians Heart at Fairview, they provide a full range of cardiovascular care: prevention, early diagnosis, disease treatment and heart transplantation.
University of Minnesota Children's Hospital, part of Minnesota's most experienced academic medical center, is home to one of the nation's top 16 pediatric research programs. U.S. News & World Report ranks the hospital among the best hospitals in the nation in four specialties: cancer, gastroenterology, neonatology and nephrology. With experts in more than 50 specialties, University of Minnesota Physicians treat patients in the Pediatric Specialty Care clinics on the West Bank in Minneapolis. In addition they see patients at clinics in St. Paul, Burnsville and Maple Grove.
Behavioral Health Services
Adult and pediatric programs are based at the medical center and connect with Fairview Counseling Centers and other programs to provide a range of services and locations to meet the needs of patients and families. The pediatric Crisis Intervention and Stabilization Program at University of Minnesota Children's Hospital is the first and only known program of its kind in the nation. Fairview is the region's largest, most comprehensive provider of substance abuse and mental health services.
Fairview Health Services
The medical center is a division of Fairview Health Services, a statewide network of hospitals, community and specialty clinics; home care and hospice services; pharmacies; senior housing and long-term care facilities. We uphold the values of dignity, integrity, service and compassion while caring for the whole person.