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 http://www.med.umich.edu/1busi/bests.htm.
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
|SOURCE University of Michigan Health System|
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