University of Michigan hospitals maintain top position in U.S. News & World Report ranking
Newly released U.S. News & World Report rankings have named the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers as offering the best hospital care in the state for the second year in a row, officials said Tuesday.
U-M also tops the list for best hospitals in metro Detroit -- the third year it has held that title in the U.S. News & World Report ranking.
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- U-M Hospitals and Health Centers
- Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak (#2 in metro Detroit)
- Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids
- Harper University Hospital in Detroit(#3 in metro Detroit)
- Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit
This is the second year Michigan rankings of 178 hospitals have been available.
St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital rose in its ranking from last year: It is now the ninth-best hospital in metro Detroit for patient care -- up from 12th last year -- and the 11th-best hospital in the state -- up from 16th last year.
Nationally, U-M continues to be ranked among top institutions for the specialty care it provides. Three percent of the total 4,806 facilities surveyed by U.S. News earn such a national ranking.
Out of 16 specialty care evaluated by the ranking system, U-M landed a top-tier designation in 12 specialty areas -- including four in which it was listed in the top 20 in the country: Ear, nose and throat (No. 14); opthamology (No. 11); rheumatology (No. 15) and urology (No. 14). Last year U-M was in the top 20 for seven specialty care areas.
U-M's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital also received high marks in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. Most notably, Mott was named the sixth-best hospital in the country for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery.
About 83 percent of patients would recommend U-M hospital care to friends and family, while 2 percent answered "probably or definitely not."
The response is similar to what patients at St. Joe's reported to U.S. News: 82 percent of patients said they'd recommend St. Joe's to friends and family, while 2 percent said they wouldn't recommend it.