UMHHC honored as one of nation’s ‘Best Hospitals’

August 2, 2016  //  FOUND IN: News,

Our employees are at the heart of everything we do at U-M. And it continues to be recognized that our employees are among the nation’s best.

The U-M Hospitals and Health Centers are ranked No. 18 nationwide, and first in Michigan, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report ”Best Hospitals” rankings.

It is the 24th straight year UMHHC has been nationally recognized for its strong overall performance.

“It’s an honor to be recognized as one of the leading hospitals in the nation,” said Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president for medical affairs and CEO of University of Michigan Health System. “Our incredible team of physicians, nurses and staff are dedicated to excellent patient care, and we sincerely appreciate and recognize them for their commitment and hard work.”

U-M is recognized in 15 of 16 adult specialty areas and is ranked in the top 50 nationwide in 12 areas.

Nine specialties, including cancer, cardiology & heart surgery and neurology and neurosurgery, improved their rankings from a year ago. Ear, nose and throat placed highest at No. 8 in the country, while ophthalmology also earned a top 10 honor (No. 9).

“Our progress and success is dependent on staff engagement, collaboration and teamwork,” said Tony Denton, senior vice president and chief operating officer for UMHS. “Our employees help distinguish UMHS from anywhere else in the nation.”

“I am thrilled that our physicians, nurses, and staff are being recognized for the exceptional care they provide,” said David Spahlinger, president of the UMHS Clinical Enterprise. “Everyone is working hard to improve safety and quality. It is great to be honored for our efforts.”

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