U.S. News & World Report put out its 32nd annual ranking of the top hospitals in the United States, and Minnesota is home to the best.

For the sixth year in a row, Mayo Clinic in Rochester is ranked the top hospital in the United States, followed by the Cleveland Clinic at #2, and the UCLA Medical Center took the third spot.

Duluth is home to one of the best hospitals in Minnesota, Essentia Health - St. Mary's Medical Center was ranked number four in the state behind Abbott Northwestern Hospital, St. Cloud Hospital, and of course Mayo Clinic.

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Essentia Health - St. Mary's is also recognized for high performance with specific 11 procedures and conditions, most of them related to Cardiology and Heart Surgery. As far as patient experience goes, they rank 3 out of 5 stars.

"Mayo Clinic is honored to be the No. 1 ranked hospital in the nation for the sixth consecutive year, and we are truly grateful to our extraordinary staff for always putting our patients' needs first in the exceptional care that they provide," says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., president and CEO, Mayo Clinic.

U.S. News says it generates its hospital rankings by evaluating data on nearly 5,000 hospitals. They say to be nationally ranked in a specialty, "a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients."

You can read the complete report and get a more comprehensive break down of each hospital, including St. Mary's here.

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