August 2, 2016

U-M ENT #1 in Michigan, #8 in U.S.

U.S. News & World Report names U-M Health System #1 in Michigan and #8 in nation for ear, nose and throat care

Today’s “Best Hospitals” list ranks U-M first in Michigan and eighth in the nation for ear, nose and throat (ENT) care. This is the 24th consecutive year that U-M has been nationally recognized for its ENT care.

“We are proud to provide exceptional care to patients around the state and across the country,” said Mark E.P. Prince, M.D., interim chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. “This ranking is a reflection of our tremendous faculty and staff who dedicate their life's work to serving our patients, whether at the bedside, in the classroom or in the lab.”

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
  • Orthopedics
  • Rehabilitation

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