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United Hospital

Hospital overview

United Hospital

United Hospital

United Hospital is the largest hospital in the Twin Cities east metro area, providing a full range of health care services to more than 200,000 people each year.

United's excellent staff, modern facilities and commitment to providing patients with the best care using state-of-the-art technology has helped the hospital attract some of the most renowned and innovative practitioners in the nation. United's employees and medical staff are committed to place patient needs first and treat all individuals with compassion and respect.

Highly regarded for its clinical care, United has earned a reputation for supportive, patient-centered care designed to create the most comfortable, stress-free health care experience possible.

2013 United Hospital statistics

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Employees

2,924

Medical Staff Members

980

Registered Nurses

1,224

Licensed Beds

546 Beds
40 Bassinets

Hospital Admissions

22,978

Newborn Deliveries

3,461

Surgery Cases

14,674

Emergency Department Visits

50,068

Our history

St. Luke's Hospital, early 1900's

In 1855, following the death of his own daughter, the Reverend John V. Van Ingen proposed the construction of Christ Church Orphan's Home and Hospital. The hospital opened in 1857. In 1877 the Church Hospital moved into a new building and the name was changed to Saint Luke's Hospital. Five years later, Saint Luke's moved to Smith Avenue in Saint Paul.

Miller Hospital, 1925

In 1961, Saint Luke's opened its award-winning cloverleaf-designed nursing units. In 1972, Saint Luke's and nearby Charles T. Miller Hospital consolidated to form United Hospital, using the physical campus of Saint Luke's and the human resources of both hospitals.

In 1976, ground was broken for a new United Hospital facility, designed to share a number of services with Children's Hospital. Riverview Memorial Hospital merged with United in 1979, and in 1980, the newly constructed medical center, United Hospital and Children's Health Care - St. Paul, was dedicated. 

Complete timeline of United Hospital's history.

United Hospital today 

United Hospital is the largest hospital in the Twin Cities east metro area, providing a full range of health care services to more than 200,000 people each year.

United’s excellent staff, modern facilities and commitment to providing patients with the best care using state-of-the-art technology has helped the hospital attract some of the most renowned and innovative practitioners in the nation. United's employees and medical staff are committed to place patient needs first and treat all individuals with compassion and respect.

US News & World Report 'Best Hospitals'
U.S. News & World Report recognized United Hospital as a top-ranked hospital in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area in its Best Hospitals metro-area rankings in 2012. United was also recognized for 10 high-performing specialties (cancer; diabetes and endocrinology; gastroenterology and GI surgery; geriatrics, gynecology; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonology and urology).

Chest Pain Center Accreditation
United Hospital received designation as an accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers in 2011. The accreditation recognizes the collaboration and commitment to rigorous and peer reviewed processes proven to reduce mortality and morbidity from heart disease.

Lactation Care Excellence Award
United Hospital received the International Board Certified Lactation Consultants award for excellence in lactation care in 2011. The award recognizes activities that help protect, promote, and support breastfeeding including staffing certified lactation consultants and providing a lactation program that is available 5-7 days a week. Learn more about United Hospital's lactation resources and support at The Birth Center at United Hospital.

Commission on Cancer, Outstanding Achievement Award
United Hospital received this award, which recognizes programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients, for 2010 and 2007.

Breast Center Accreditation
The Breast Center at United Hospital earned a three-year full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers in 2010. Learn more at The Breast Center.

Heart Failure Certification, The Joint Commission
United Hospital was granted Disease-Specific Certification in Heart Failure from The Joint Commission in 2010. This certificate of distinction recognizes hospitals that are making exceptional efforts to foster better quality care and outcomes for patients with heart failure.

Diabetes Certification, The Joint Commission
United Hospital earned the Certification of Distinction for its inpatient diabetes care from The Joint Commission, a national hospital accreditation agency, in 2010.

Accredited Pain Center
United Pain Center is the only program in the state of Minnesota to be accredited by the American Academy of Pain Management.