UMHS named No. 1 in Michigan, among the best in U.S. in annual rankings

July 21, 2015  //  FOUND IN: Announcements, Strategy & Leadership,

Today, a national hospital ranking program honored the University of Michigan Health System’s treatment of complex medical conditions, naming UMHS among the nation’s finest.

UMHS was recognized in 15 of the 16 adult specialty areas and ranked in 11 by the U.S. News & World Report list of “Best Hospitals,” which also named UMHS the No. 1 hospital in Michigan and the metro Detroit area. Only 2.7 percent, or 137 hospitals out of 5,000 in the U.S., earned even one ranked spot.

Eleven UMHS specialty areas, including Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery and Neurology and Neurosurgery increased their rankings from the 2014-2015 list. Urology and Ophthalmology both ranked in the Top 10 nationwide.

This is the 23rd year in a row that UMHS has been recognized for strong across-the-board performance on a national level. The U.S. News’ “Best Hospitals” list is designed to address the highest-performing hospitals for complicated and serious medical conditions and procedures.

The adult care figures come as C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital earned top rankings in the U.S. News & World Report list of Best Children’s Hospitals earlier this month. C.S. Mott was the only hospital in Michigan to be ranked nationally in all 10 pediatric specialty areas evaluated in the report.

For the 2015-2016 “Best Hospitals” rankings, U-M’s rank in each specialty category is:

State of Michigan: #1
Detroit Metro Area: #1

Cancer (#28)
Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#31; three-way tie)
Diabetes & Endocrinology (#36)
Ear, Nose & Throat (#13)
Geriatrics (#46)
Gynecology (#22; three-way tie)
Nephrology (#25)
Neurology & Neurosurgery (#35)
Ophthalmology (#10)
Pulmonology (#15)
Urology (#10)

U-M is also high-performing in the rankings for:
Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

To see more about the rankings, visit U.S. News & World Report’s website.

To learn more about other recognitions that UMHS has received for excellent and safe care, visit

To see a full range of data about the safety and quality of UMHS care, far beyond what is available on websites such as U.S. News and other rating agencies, visit