U-M Health System

UMHS Makes Honor Roll

U.S. News & World Report names U-M Health System among top national hospitals

By Haley Otman
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The University of Michigan’s hospitals and health centers are among the top 20 hospitals in the nation, according to the 2016–2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings.

The publication named U-M to the Honor Roll, ranking it No. 18 in the U.S. and first in Michigan. The Honor Roll includes 20 hospitals nationwide.

This is the 24th consecutive year U-M has been nationally recognized for strong across-the-board performance.

“It’s an honor to be recognized as one of the leading hospitals in the nation,” says Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president for medical affairs and CEO of the 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 rated, and ranked in the top 50 nationwide in 12 areas. Only 3 percent, or 153 hospitals out of approximately 5,000, earned even one ranked spot.

Nine specialty areas, including Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, and Neurology and Neurosurgery, improved in rank from last year. Ear, Nose and Throat placed highest at No. 8, with ophthalmology also earning a Top 10 honor at No. 9.

The “Best Hospitals” adult specialty list follows the U-M C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital’s recent national rankings in the U.S. News & World Report list of “Best Children’s Hospitals.” C.S. Mott was ranked in more pediatric specialty areas than any other Michigan children’s hospital.

For the 2016–2017 “Best Hospitals” rankings, U-M’s rank in each specialty category is: 

  • U.S.: 18 (Honor Roll)
  • State of Michigan: 1
  • Detroit Metro Area: 1
  • Cancer: 24
  • Cardiology and Heart Surgery: 22
  • Ear, Nose and Throat: 8
  • Gastroenterology and GI Surgery: 23 (two-way tie)
  • Geriatrics: 47
  • Gynecology: 14
  • Nephrology: 23
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery: 32
  • Ophthalmology: 9
  • Pulmonology: 16
  • Rheumatology: 14
  • Urology: 12  

U-M named a high performer in:

  • Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Orthopedics
  • Rehabilitation

U-M was also one of only 63 hospitals to earn a "high performing" rating in all nine inpatient surgical procedures and chronic conditions, such as colon cancer surgery, lung cancer surgery and hip replacement.

To learn more about other U-M health care recognitions, visit www.uofmhealth.org/about-umhs/honors-awards.