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Once Again Among the Nation's Finest: U-M Hospitals & Health Centers Rank 13th in the U.S.
Date:7/10/2008

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 ti
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