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There's just no way to talk about Minnesota's health care industry without using superlatives. Our reputation as a leader in health care services precedes us.

  • #1 Best State for Health Care (WalletHub, 2019).

  • Since 1995, Minnesota has ranked as one of the seven healthiest states in the country, including ranking five times as #1 (United Health Foundation).

  • Mayo Clinic in Rochester has been ranked as the #1 hospital in the country for three consecutive years – 2017, 2018, 2019 (U.S. News and World Report).

  • Nearly 495,300 people in Minnesota work in health care and social assistance (EMSI, 2019).

  • Health care includes offices of physicians, dentists, outpatient care centers, diagnostic laboratories, hospitals and other services.

  • Health care contributes $35.8 billion or 10 percent to the state's GDP (Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2018).

  • The state's hospitals employ almost 115,040 people (EMSI, 2019).

  • Mayo Clinic is the largest employer in the state with more than 43,000 workers (Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, 2019).

  • In addition to Mayo Clinic, other recognized hospitals in Minnesota include Abbott Northwestern Hospital (Minneapolis), St. Cloud Hospital, Mercy Hospital (Coon Rapids), M Health Fairview Ridges Hospital (Burnsville), Methodist Hospital (St. Louis Park), Regions Hospital (St. Paul), M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital (Edina), United Hospital (St. Paul), Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center (Duluth), and M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center (Minneapolis) (U.S. News and World Report, 2019).

A Wealth of Resources

  • With Mayo Clinic at its heart, the $5.6 billion Destination Medical Center (DMC) is a unique 20-year economic development initiative that aims to make Rochester even more of a global health care hub.

  • Located in Minnesota, Medical Alley is the # 1 Health Tech Cluster in the World. Medical Alley is also home to the nation’s largest private health insurer and more than 1,000 health care companies, employing more than 500,000 Minnesotans and millions more worldwide.
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