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

July 27, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Announcements,

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan Medicine’s adult hospitals were ranked best in Michigan and 11th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings for 2021-2022. This prestigious honor measures excellence in patient care.

As the academic medical center of the University of Michigan, Michigan Medicine was also given the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll distinction. This makes the organization one of only a few U.S. hospitals that delivers the highest quality of care across a variety of specialties, as well as varying procedures and conditions.

Michigan Medicine joins only six other hospitals in the nation as being ranked high performing in all of the conditions and procedures evaluated. The organization had three medical specialties ranked in the nation’s top 10, and 10 medical specialties ranked in the nation’s top 20.

“Our patients are our top priority here at Michigan Medicine,” said David Miller, M.D., M.P.H., president of the U-M Health System and executive vice dean for clinical affairs for the U-M Medical School. “This distinguished honor truly demonstrates the commitment of our remarkable team of health care providers.

“Every single day, they collaborate and share expertise to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients receiving the most complex care. This accomplishment would not have been possible without our dedicated employees.”

Three Michigan Medicine specialty areas ranked in the top 10 in the country:

  • Diabetes & Endocrinology (#10)
  • Ear, Nose & Throat (#9)
  • Ophthalmology (#8)

Michigan Medicine also received national rankings in:

  • Cancer (#36)
  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#20)
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (#13)
  • Geriatrics (#12)
  • Gynecology (#40)
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery (#15)
  • Orthopedics (#20)
  • Pulmonology (#15)
  • Rehabilitation (#25)
  • Urology (#13)

Michigan Medicine also was recognized as high performing in Rheumatology.

“To achieve an Honor Roll national ranking is quite an accomplishment,” said Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., who is executive vice president for medical affairs at the University of Michigan, chief executive officer of Michigan Medicine and dean of the U-M Medical School. “It is wonderful that our commitment to patient safety and experience and the highest standards of care has been recognized again. I am so proud of our employees for demonstrating our core values on a daily basis in order to make this happen.”

The U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) “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.

Last month, Michigan Medicine also received USNWR recognition for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, which is the only Michigan hospital nationally ranked in all 10 evaluated pediatric specialties in the 2021-22 Best Children’s Hospitals. In addition to earning the No.1 ranking for Michigan, Mott is rated a top three hospital in the Midwest in the debut year of state and regional rankings.

To learn more about other U-M clinical care honors, visit https://www.uofmhealth.org/about-umhs/honors-awards.

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

About Michigan Medicine: At Michigan Medicine, we advance health to serve Michigan and the world. We pursue excellence every day in our five hospitals, 125 clinics and home care operations that handle more than 2.3 million outpatient visits a year, as well as educate the next generation of physicians, health professionals and scientists in our U-M Medical School.

Michigan Medicine includes the top ranked U-M Medical School and University of Michigan Health, which includes the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, University Hospital, the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, Metro Health and the Rogel Cancer Center. The U-M Medical School is one of the nation’s biomedical research powerhouses, with total research funding of more than $500 million.

More information is available at www.michiganmedicine.org.