Navigation Links
Once Again Among the Nation's Finest: U-M Hospitals & Health Centers Rank 13th in the U.S.

Across-the-board excellence on U.S. News & World Report rankings

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national ranking of American hospitals again places the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers among the country's finest, with a rank of 13th over all and recognition for excellence in 15 areas of specialized care.

The new rankings, compiled by U.S. News & World Report magazine and released online today, mark the 13th year in a row that U-M has been named to the honor roll of "America's Best Hospitals."

The U-M Hospitals and Health Centers are part of the U-M Health System, which has also been recognized by U.S. News in recent months as having one of the nation's top children's hospitals and one of its top medical schools.

No other hospitals in Michigan were among the 19 institutions on the national honor roll, which signifies across-the-board excellence in multiple medical specialties.

U.S. News also ranks each of those medical specialties individually, and U-M achieved a high national ranking in 15 categories. In many cases, U-M was the only Michigan hospital ranked among the top few dozen in the country for each specific treatment area. Of the 5,453 hospitals considered for the rankings, only 170 made the list in even one specialty.

In three categories - gastrointestinal disorders; ear, nose and throat diseases; and geriatrics -- U-M made the top 10 in the country, ranking ninth, tenth and tenth, respectively.

Eight other U-M specialties ranked in the top 20 in the country. These include the specialty care of the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center, at 17th, and the U-M Cardiovascular Center, at 18th, as well as the Kellogg Eye Center's ophthalmological care, and U-M treatment of endocrine, kidney, respiratory, rheumatological and urological disorders.

"Our strength across the board, in many areas of specialty, makes it possible for us to retain this place in the top tier of American hospitals year after year," says Doug Strong, M.B.A., director and chief executive officer of the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers. "That means that every one of our nearly 19,000 physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and staff across the entire Health System can be proud of this achievement, and of other national recognition we've received for our high-quality care."

U.S. News determines the "America's Best Hospitals" rankings based on hospital reputation in particular specialties, and, for all but four specialties, on death rates and a mix of care-related factors such as nursing and patient services. Rankings in Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Rehabilitation and Rheumatology are determined by reputation among board-certified specialists.

Earlier this year, U.S. News ranked the U-M Medical School 11th among the best research-oriented medical schools, in a tie with Columbia University's medical school. U-M was also ranked 17th among medical schools for training students in primary care medicine. Four of U-M's medical specialty training programs made the top 10, including two programs - geriatrics and women's health - that finished 5th nationally. U-M was ranked seventh for training students in both internal medicine and family medicine.

In May, in the magazine's first-ever Best Children's Hospitals rankings, the U-M C.S. Mott Children's Hospital ranked among the nation's best in all seven specialties. The highest specialty ranking was 4th in the country, for children's heart care. For more information on recognitions for the U-M Health System, visit

For the 2008 America's Best Hospitals rankings, U-M's rank in each specialty category is:

Overall -- 13

Cancer -- 17

Ear, Nose and Throat -- 10

Endocrinology -- 16

Gastrointestinal -- 9

Geriatrics -- 10

Gynecology -- 22

Heart and Heart Surgery -- 18

Kidney -- 18

Neurology and Neurosurgery -- 31

Ophthalmology -- 16

Orthopedics -- 30

Rehabilitation -- 21

Respiratory Disorders -- 15

Rheumatology -- 15

Urology -- 14

The "America's Best Hospitals" methodology was devised in 1993 at the University of Chicago. The 2008 rankings were produced by RTI International in Triangle Park, N.C.

This year's edition of the U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings are available online at

Available Topic Expert: For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link.

Kara Gavin

SOURCE University of Michigan Health System
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial
2. Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women
3. Despite overeating, morbidly obese mice gain protection against diabetes
4. Alvarado Hospital Files Countersuit Against Blue Shield
5. Texas Supreme Court Rules Against Medicare HMOs in Hospital Reimbursement Fight
6. Claim Filed Against the Company and Nine Other Defendants in the Haifa Magistrates Court
7. First Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Against Philip Morris in Lights Class Action
8. Dow Jones Sustainability Index Again Recognizes Abbott for Continued Leadership in Business, Environmental and Social Performance
9. $52.5 Million Settlement Against Sepracor Inc. Approved
10. The fight against colorectal cancer
11. Especially Yours and Paula Young Team up with Diahann Carroll and Jaclyn Smith in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/24/2015)... , ... November 24, 2015 , ... With Thanksgiving right ... is sharing safety tips to help protect your family and vehicle. , According to ... the 2013 Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Amica is sharing the following safety tips from the ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... Abington, PA (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 ... ... announce that it has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Bariatric Surgery ... information about the quality and cost of health care services available to its ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... award for its exceptional customer service: the TrustDale certification. The award recognizes good ... Baltimore stone honing , tile and grout, and hard surface restoration company ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... Autism Speaks, ... the global movement driven by social media and the generosity of people around the ... encourage their social media networks to give – and share the personal stories behind ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... ... her life, Don Peck’s mother wondered if she was a descendant of Samuel Fuller, a ... a 25-year search for information, Don and his aunt discovered that she was not, in ... out, it was Don’s father who was descended from not one, but four passengers on ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... , Nov. 24, 2015  In the pharmaceutical ... in an effort to quickly uncover new insights, tactics ... --> --> However, organizations ... market research project and ensure that all rules and ... industry standards. Another major barrier to efficiently launching market ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , Nov. 24, 2015  DILON Diagnostics and GE ... an agreement for DILON to distribute GE,s Discovery NM750b ... globe. The signing of this distribution agreement will provide Dilon,s ... Breast Imaging system and is considered an initial step ... healthcare solutions for clinicians and their patients. ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... 2015   HeartWare International, Inc . (NASDAQ: ... support technologies that are revolutionizing the treatment of advanced ... Officer Doug Godshall is scheduled to present ... Conference on December 1, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. ET.  ... New York . ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: