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Posted on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 : 5:57 a.m.

U-M Health System named among nation's top 100 most integrated health systems

By Julie Baker

The University of Michigan Health System was recently named in the top 100 most integrated health systems by a market analysis firm.

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The new C.S. Mott Children's and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital.

IMS Health listed UMHS at 54th in the United States, taking eight factors into consideration. Those categories were integration, integrated technology, contractual capabilities, outpatient utilization, financial stability, services and access, hospital utilization and physicians.

“We are very proud of this recognition,” said Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D., U-M executive vice president for medical affairs and CEO of UMHS, in a statement. “Not only is it a testament to the strong integration of our Health System’s clinical, academic and administrative structure, but also to the advantages of being an integral part of the University of Michigan and close partner with other health sciences schools and colleges at Michigan."

More than 570 non-specialty local and regional health networks and systems are eligible for the IMS ranking; this is the first time that UMHS has actively sought ranking, according to UMHS.

The U-M Board of Regents last week gave UMHS the go-ahead to invest more than $107 million in expanding its clinical services in Wayne County with a 100,000 square foot building in Livonia.

The U-M Health System opened the new $754 million C.S. Mott Children's and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital in December in Ann Arbor.



Tue, Jan 24, 2012 : 5:36 p.m.

Health Care is not Hospital Care : I am happy to read this marketing analysis and have no problem in recognizing the U of M Health System as a good provider of Hospital Care to its patients. The term 'patient' refers to people who visit a hospital or a doctor's clinic to obtain some service. The term 'health' does not speak about patients and hospitals. The term 'health' speaks about the well-being of man in the community and in his environment. We need a health care plan or a policy that truly defends the well-being of man who lives in the community and his environment. A well-integrated hospital system will not be a good index to know the quality of health care that the citizens may receive.

Kai Petainen

Tue, Jan 24, 2012 : 5:03 p.m.

Congrats! Cool stuff. It's nice to see (and I'm proud to see) UofM in this list. Here is the list: <a href="" rel='nofollow'>;%20Trends/SDI%20Reports/2012_IMS_Top_100_IHNs.pdf</a> In the interest of journalism (and not marketing), Ann Arbor news should list the firms in Michigan and their respective rankings. Competition is tough in Michigan -- if you narrow the list to Michigan alone, then UofM is in 4th place. Henry Ford has the top spot in Michigan. Congrats to UofM and congrats to the state of Michigan. #11, score of 88.60 -- Henry Ford Health System #27, 85.09 -- McLaren Health Care Corp #45, 82.64 -- Beaumont Health System #54, 81.35 -- University of Michigan Health Services #71, 78.98 -- St. John Providence Health System #97, 73.74 -- Borgess Health