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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.

  • #2 Best State for Health Care (WalletHub, 2020).

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

  • In 2020, Minnesota ranked as the fifth healthiest state nationwide by the UnitedHealth Foundation.

  • Mayo Clinic in Rochester has been ranked as the #1 hospital in the country for five consecutive years – 2016-2020 (U.S. News and World Report).

  • More than 500,000 people in Minnesota work in health care and social assistance (EMSI, 2020).

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

  • Health care contributes $36.6 billion or 10 percent to the state's GDP (Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2019).

  • The state's hospitals employ almost 115,930 people (EMSI, 2020).

  • Mayo Clinic is the largest employer in the state with more than 44,700 workers (Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, 2020).

  • In addition to the Mayo Clinic, other recognized hospitals in Minnesota include Abbott Northwestern Hospital (Minneapolis), St. Cloud Hospital, Essentia Health Saint-Mary’s Medical Center (Duluth), Fairview Southdale Hospital (Edina), Mercy Hospital (Coon Rapids),St. Joseph Hospital (St. Paul); Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital (St. Louis Park), United Hospital (St. Paul), Regions Hospital (St. Paul), Alomere Health (Alexandria), Appleton Area Health Services (Appleton), Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center Marshall), Bethesda Hospital (Saint Paul), and Bigfork Valley Hospital (Bigfork). (U.S. News and World Report, 2020).

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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