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

For more than 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're listed among the very best.

In the most recent rankings, issued in 2014, we:

  • Achieved a top-tier national rank in 8 adult specialties and 10 children’s specialties
  • Achieved high performance in 7 other adult specialties, meaning our quality is in the top 25 percent nationwide
  • Were ranked the best hospital in Michigan for 7 adult specialties
  • Are one of the few hospitals in the nation to rank high in many types of care – only 144 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 34 Yes
Cardiology & Heart Surgery 50 -
Diabetes & Endocrinology High performing -
Ear, Nose & Throat 16 Yes
Gastroenterology High performing -
Geriatrics High performing -
Gynecology High performing -
Nephrology 28 Yes
Neurology & Neurosurgery High Performing -
Ophthalmology 11 Yes
Orthopaedics High Performing -
Psychiatry - -
Pulmonology 48 -
Rehabilitation High performing Yes
Rheumatology 14 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 2014-2015 – 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 89 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty.   

Pediatric Specialties National Ranking Best in Michigan
Cancer 33  
Cardiology & Heart Surgery 6 Yes
Diabetes & Endocrinology 35 Yes
Gastroenterology 29 Yes
Neonatology 40 Yes
Nephrology 24 Yes
Neurology & Neurosurgery 23  Yes
Orthopaedics 25  
Pulmonology 32 Yes
Urology 36  

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.