Michigan Medicine Best Hospitals Rankings

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. In recent years, they expanded rankings to children’s hospitals and rankings for hospitals within each state and major metro area. Every year, we’ve been named among the nation’s finest.

Michigan Medicine’s hospitals and health centers are among the top 20 hospitals in the nation, according to the 2016-2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings. The latest “Best Hospitals” list names 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. For more information, read our news release on our ranking.

Michigan Medicine 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.

In the most recent rankings, issued in 2015, we:

  • Were ranked the No. 1 hospital in Metro Detroit and all of Michigan.
  • Achieved a top-tier national rank in 15 adult specialties and 8 children’s specialties.
  • Were ranked in the Top 10 nationwide for otolaryngology and ophthalmology.
  • Were ranked the best hospital in Michigan for 9 adult specialties.


Here are our specific ranks:

Adult Specialty Areas National Ranking Best in Michigan
Cancer 24 Yes
Cardiology & Heart Surgery 22 -
Diabetes & Endocrinology - -
Ear, Nose & Throat 8 Yes
Gastroenterology 23 -
Geriatrics 47 -
Gynecology 14 Yes
Nephrology 23 Yes
Neurology & Neurosurgery 32 -
Ophthalmology 9 Yes
Orthopaedics High Performing -
Psychiatry - -
Pulmonology 16 Yes
Rehabilitation High Performing Yes
Rheumatology 14 Yes
Urology 12 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 2015-2016 – 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 83 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty.   

Pediatric Specialties National Ranking Best in Michigan
Cancer 39  
Cardiology & Heart Surgery 6 Yes
Diabetes & Endocrinology 38 Yes
Gastroenterology 19 Yes
Neonatology 22 Yes
Nephrology 28  
Neurology & Neurosurgery 33  
Orthopaedics 25  Yes
Pulmonology 25  
Urology 38 Yes 

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.