Michigan Medicine ranked No. 11 in the U.S. and best in Michigan by U.S. News & World Report

July 28, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Michigan Medicine News,

Michigan Medicine’s adult hospitals were ranked best in Michigan and 11th in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings for 2020-21. This distinguished honor reflects excellence in patient care.

The organization also had five medical specialties ranked in the nation’s top 10 and was ranked No. 1 in the state of Michigan.

Michigan Medicine was also given the USNWR Honor Roll distinction, marking it as one of 20 U.S. hospitals that deliver the highest quality of care across a variety of specialties, procedures and conditions.

“At Michigan Medicine, our commitment is to our patients, first and foremost,” said Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president for medical affairs, chief executive officer of Michigan Medicine and dean of the U-M Medical School. “This honor is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our incredible team of health care providers.”

“Consistently ranking among the nation’s top hospitals is something that reflects not only our organization’s quality and safety but also the commitment of our physicians, nurses and other team members to providing the best care,” said David Spahlinger, M.D., president of the University of Michigan Health System and executive vice dean for clinical affairs of the U-M Medical School. 

Five Michigan Medicine specialty areas rank in the top 10 in the country:

  • Diabetes & Endocrinology (#10)
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (#8)
  • Ophthalmology (#8)
  • Pulmonology (#8)
  • Urology (#10)

Michigan Medicine also received national rankings in:

  • Cancer (#38)
  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#14)
  • Ear, Nose & Throat (#12)
  • Geriatrics (#12)
  • Gynecology (#39)
  • Nephrology (#17)
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery (#15)
  • Orthopedics (#29)

Michigan Medicine also was recognized as high performing in rehabilitation and rheumatology.

“Our national ranking is truly an honor,” said Jeffrey Desmond, M.D., chief medical officer of Michigan Medicine. “I’m so proud of our collaborative teams, all across the board, for their dedication to providing the highest quality of care to all of our valued patients.”

The U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” methodologies in most areas of care are based on a combination of reputation surveys and objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

In June, Michigan Medicine also received USNWR recognition for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, which was the only children’s hospital in Michigan nationally ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties evaluated in the 2020-2021 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. The institution was recognized among the nation’s best in cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery, gastroenterology and GI surgery, cancer, neonatology, pulmonology, urology and diabetes and endocrinology. 

To learn more about other U-M clinical care honors, click here.

For detailed data about the safety and quality of care at U-M, far beyond what is available from rating agencies, visit this website.

Thank you for all you do to contribute to one of the nation’s premier health care destinations!

The Wrap employee podcast took an even deeper dive into this year’s rankings. Check it out below!

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