Rogel Cancer Center ranked best in Michigan for cancer care
Michigan Medicine hospitals ranked No. 5 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
ANN ARBOR, Michigan — The Rogel Cancer Center was 15th (tied with Siteman Cancer Center) in the nation for cancer care by US News and World Report "Best Hospitals" rankings for 2018-19, an honor that measures excellence in patient care. Michigan Medicine, the academic medical center of the University of Michigan, also had 10 surgical and medical specialties ranked in the nation’s top 10. The annual rankings placed Michigan Medicine No. 1 in Michigan.
"This No. 5 ranking is a reflection of our relentless 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.
"These rankings are heavily influenced by quality and safety measures. I am proud of the people in this organization who go above and beyond every day to ensure our high standards of quality and safety,” said Runge.
The U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll rankings are achieved in part by our excellent nurse to patient ratios. Our ratios are in the top 2 percent of all hospitals in the country.
“Our employees -- from our multi-disciplinary care teams, to our nurses, to our support st--— embody our values of teamwork, integrity, innovation and excellence, and they earn this national recognition every day,” said Runge.
Only 3 percent, or 152 hospitals out of the more than 4,500 evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, earned even one ranked spot.
Michigan Medicine prioritizes improving outcomes and patient care, which influenced the No. 5 ranking, the highest ranking ever for Michigan Medicine, said David Spahlinger, M.D., president of the University of Michigan Health System and executive vice dean for clinical affairs of the U-M Medical School.
“The national No. 5 ranking, along with 10 of our specialties ranked in the national top 10, and being ranked No. 1 in Michigan -- all are reflections of the expertise and dedication of our staff, our learners and our faculty,” said Spahlinger.
“Every day, we strive to provide a great patient experience with innovative, cutting-edge treatments. These rankings validate our efforts, and we are proud of the people who are so committed to our patients and families.”
The U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” methodologies in most areas of care are based largely, or entirely, on 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 U-M’s Michigan Medicine also received recognition by USNWR for its pediatric hospital – C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Mott was ranked No. 1 in Michigan and was the only hospital in the state ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties.
To learn more about other U-M clinical care honors, visit https://www.uofmhealth.org/about-umhs/honors-awards.