University of Michigan Hospitals: Among the best nationally, and the best in Michigan & metro Detroit

US News Badge 2013

For two decades, U.S. News & World Report has rated thousands of American hospitals in a broad range of adult care specialties – and every year, we’ve reached the very top tier in virtually all of them.

In recent years, the rankings have expanded to include children’s hospitals, and rankings for hospitals within each state and major metro area. Once again, we’ve risen to the top.

In the most recent rankings, issued in 2013, we:

  • Achieved a top-tier national rank in 12 adult specialties and 10 children’s specialties
  • Achieved high performance in 4 other adult specialties
  • Are #1 in Michigan
  • Are #1 in metro Detroit
  • Are one of the few hospitals in the nation to rank high in many types of care – only 147 of more than 4,800 hospitals even ranked in one adult specialty

Here are our specific ranks:

Adult Specialty Areas National Ranking Best in Michigan
Cancer 24 Yes
Cardiology & Heart Surgery 30 Yes
Diabetes & Endocrinology 31 -
Ear, Nose & Throat 15 Yes
Gastroenterology 35 Yes
Geriatrics 41 Yes
Gynecology 34 -
Nephrology 38 Yes
Neurology & Neurosurgery High Performing  
Ophthalmology 11 Yes
Orthopaedics High Performing -
Psychiatry High performing Yes
Pulmonology 36 -
Rehabilitation High performing Yes
Rheumatology 16 Yes
Urology 14 Yes


U.S. News & World Report has once again placed the U-M C.S. Mott Children's Hospital among the best children's hospitals in the country.

Mott is nationally ranked in all 10 of the types of care that U.S. News rated for 2013-2014 – the only hospital in the state of Michigan to achieve this. The rankings recognize the top 50 children's hospitals in the following medical specialties. Only 76 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty.   

Pediatric Specialties National Ranking Best in Michigan
Cancer 37  
Cardiology & Heart Surgery 6 Yes
Diabetes & Endocrinology 21 Yes
Gastroenterology 30 Yes
Neonatology 42 Yes
Nephrology 20 Yes
Neurology & Neurosurgery 30  
Orthopaedics 33  
Pulmonology 22 Yes
Urology 20  

Visit the the U.S. News & World Report website for information about the methodology used for ranking hospitals and specialties. To see how our Medical School did in the annual U.S. News rankings of medical schools and specialty training programs, visit the U-M Medical School's facts and figures website.