Beaumont one of U.S. News and World Report’s ‘Best Hospitals’ for 19th year in a row

7/16/2013

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak once again ranks among the nation's "Best Hospitals" in the 24th annual rankings by U.S. News and World Report. It's the 19th consecutive year that Beaumont, Royal Oak has been nationally ranked by USNWR.

Beaumont, Royal Oak is nationally ranked in seven medical specialties in the 2013-14 lists released today:

Cardiology and Heart Surgery - #40

Diabetes and Endocrinology - #44

Gastroenterology and GI Surgery - #48

Geriatrics - #45

Orthopedics - #26

Pulmonology - #44

Urology - #48

Beaumont, Royal Oak earned a "high-performing" ranking in Cancer; Ear, Nose and Throat; Gynecology; Nephrology (kidney disease); and Neurology and Neurosurgery and is ranked No. 2 in Michigan and No. 2 in Metro Detroit in the USNWR state and regional rankings.

Just three percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any of the medical specialties ranked by U.S News. Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region's best.

Beaumont Hospital, Troy earned a "high-performing" regional ranking in 12 medical specialties (Cancer; Cardiology and Heart Surgery; Diabetes and Endocrinology; Ear, Nose and Throat; Gastroenterology and GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Gynecology; Nephrology; Neurology and Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; Pulmonology; and Urology) and is ranked No. 6 in Michigan and No. 5 in Metro Detroit.

David Wood, M.D., chief
medical officer, Beaumont
Health System

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe earned a "high-performing" regional ranking in five medical specialties (Gastroenterology and GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Nephrology; Neurology and Neurosurgery; and Pulmonology) and is ranked No.15 in Michigan and No.12 in Metro Detroit.

"Our physicians, nurses, other caregivers, our Board and management team are strongly focused on providing high quality-high value care to achieve the best outcomes for patients," says David Wood, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer, Beaumont Health System. "It's gratifying when those efforts are recognized at the national level by U.S. News and others. But it's the positive impact we have on the lives of our patients that's most meaningful to us."

U.S. News evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties. In most specialties, it ranks the nation's top 50 hospitals and recognizes other high-performing hospitals that provide care at nearly the level of their nationally ranked peers.

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, the adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.

The rankings have been published at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook, available in bookstores and on newsstands Aug. 27.

Beaumont Health System
Beaumont Health System is a three-hospital regional health system with 1,726 licensed beds, more than 14,000 full-time equivalent employees and nearly 3,100 physicians, including 500 employed physicians in the Beaumont Medical Group and more than 2,600 private-practice physicians. In addition to its hospitals in Royal Oak, Troy and Grosse Pointe, Beaumont has 54 community-based sites of care including medical centers in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties, family practice and internal medicine practices, five nursing centers, home care services and hospice. The Beaumont Research Institute has 1,100 active research studies with more than 82,000 participants. Beaumont is the exclusive clinical teaching site for the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Visit Beaumont on the Web at www.beaumont.edu.


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