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Michigan Medicine hospitals ranked best in Michigan, No. 11 in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report

Adult hospitals ranked in national top 10 for three specialties; nationally recognized for multiple services

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan Medicine’s adult hospitals were ranked best in Michigan and 11th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings for 2019-20, an honor that measures excellence in patient care.

Michigan Medicine, the academic medical center of the University of Michigan, was given the USNWR Honor Roll distinction, which is awarded to just 20 U.S. hospitals that deliver the highest quality of care across a range of specialties, procedures and conditions.

Michigan Medicine also has three surgical and medical specialties ranked in the nation’s top 10 and was ranked No. 1 in the Detroit Metro Area.

“A ranking on the national Honor Roll is a testament to our rigorous commitment to putting patients first,” said Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., who is executive vice president for medical affairs at the University of Michigan, chief executive officer of Michigan Medicine and dean of the U-M Medical School.

 “This honor would not happen without the dedication of our employees, who demonstrate our mission of advancing health to serve Michigan and the world. They go above and beyond to ensure our high standards of quality and safety,” said Runge.

“Through teamwork, innovation, integrity and caring, our employees prove every day why Michigan Medicine deserves to rank in the nation’s best hospitals.”

Only 3 percent, or 165 hospitals out of the more than 4,500 evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, earned even one ranked spot.


Three Michigan Medicine specialty areas rank in the top 10 in the country:

  • Urology (#8)
  • Ophthalmology (#8)
  • Pulmonology & Lung Surgery (#10)

Michigan Medicine also received national rankings in

  • Cancer
  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Gynecology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pulmonary & Lung Surgery
  • Rheumatology.

Michigan Medicine also was recognized as high performing in Rehabilitation.

“An Honor Roll national ranking is clearly an honor,” said Jeffrey Desmond, M.D., chief medical officer of Michigan Medicine.

“Our priorities are providing the safest and highest quality of care to all our patients. - and key to our excellent results is the team work between our physicians, nurses and all care providers.  I am glad to see that reflected in these rankings.”

 The U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” methodologies in most areas of care are based on a combination of reputation surveys and objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

Two months ago, Michigan Medicine also received USNWR recognition for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, which is the only children’s hospital in Michigan nationally ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties analyzed by U.S. News and World Report for 2018-19.

To learn more about other U-M clinical care honors, visit

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

About Michigan Medicine: At Michigan Medicine, we advance health to serve Michigan and the world. We pursue excellence every day in our three hospitals, 125 clinics and home care operations that handle more than 2.3 million outpatient visits a year.

Michigan Medicine includes the top ranked U-M Medical School and the University of Michigan Health System, which includes the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, University Hospital, the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, Comprehensive Cancer Center and multiple ambulatory care sites.

The U- M Medical school ranked ninth in the nation in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Graduate Schools ranking in 2018, placing fifth in the country for training primary care physicians.  The U-M Medical School is one of the nation's biomedical research powerhouses, with total research funding of more than $470 million.



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