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National hospital ranking again recognizes U-M Health System for broad-based excellence in adult care

U.S. News & World Report recognizes U-M care in 15 specialties

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — No matter what kind of health condition a patient has, the University of Michigan Health System offers some of the nation’s best and safest care for it, according to a new hospital ranking issued today by U.S. News & World Report.

The annual survey of American hospitals puts U-M in the national top tier in 15 different medical specialties, for treating patients with everything from joint disorders, cancer and eye conditions to heart disease, kidney failure and ear, nose and throat complaints.

This year, only 144 of the thousands of hospitals across the country earned even one ranked spot on the U.S. News lists of Best Hospitals. But UMHS earned that distinction in eight specialties. In another seven, U-M’s care was recognized as among the nation’s finest.

What’s more, this is the 22nd year in a row that UMHS has been recognized for strong across-the-board performance on a national level.

The new rankings for adult care follow on the heels of the Best Children’s Hospitals ratings issued last month. In those, U-M’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital achieved top-tier national rankings in all 10 pediatric specialties that U.S. News rates.

Even as the new rankings come out, UMHS leaders are parsing the data behind them, as part of continuous efforts to find ways to improve patient safety and clinical quality. In recent years, hard-data measures such as these have driven great change in American health care – and UMHS has harnessed them in a never-ending quest for improvement.

For a listing of UMHS adult and pediatric specialty rankings on the U.S. News lists, visit http://umhealth.me/Best-2014.

To learn more other recognitions that UMHS has received for excellent and safe care, visit http://www.uofmhealth.org/about-umhs/honors-awards.

To see a full range of data about the safety and quality of UMHS care, far beyond what is available on websites such as U.S. News and other rating agencies, visit http://www.uofmhealth.org/quality-safety

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