Beaumont one of U.S. News ‘Best Hospitals’ for 19th year


Beaumont, Royal Oak nationally ranked in seven medical specialties

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak once again ranks among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in
the 24th annual rankings by U.S. News & 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 & Heart Surgery – #40
Diabetes & Endocrinology – #44
Gastroenterology & GI Surgery – #48
Geriatrics – #45
Orthopedics – #26
Pulmonology – #44
Urology – #48

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

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 & Heart Surgery; Diabetes & Endocrinology; Ear, Nose
& Throat; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Gynecology; Nephrology;
Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; Pulmonology; and Urology) and is ranked No. 6
in Michigan and No. 5 in Metro Detroit.

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe earned a “high-performing” regional ranking in five
medical specialties (Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Nephrology;
Neurology & 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
and will appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook, available
in bookstores and on newsstands Aug. 27.

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