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U.S. News & World Report names U-M Health System to Honor Roll of top national hospitals

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 rankings.

Today’s “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.

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,” said Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president for medical affairs and CEO of 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 & 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.

Also this year, the Leapfrog Group gave U-M an “A” for patient safety, placing U-M among the best nationwide in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.

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 & Heart Surgery: 22

Ear, Nose & Throat: 8

Gastroenterology & GI Surgery: 23 (two-way tie)

Geriatrics: 47

Gynecology: 14

Nephrology: 23

Neurology & Neurosurgery: 32

Ophthalmology: 9

Pulmonology: 16

Rheumatology: 14

Urology: 12

U-M named a high performer in:

Diabetes & Endocrinology



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

For detailed data about the safety and quality of care at U-M, far beyond what is available from rating agencies, visit

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