Beaumont, Royal Oak ranked No. 1 in Michigan and Metro Detroit by U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Hospitals’


Beaumont, Royal Oak nationally ranked in 10 specialties, Beaumont, Troy in 3

U.S. News & World Report has named Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak the No. 1 hospital in Michigan and Metro Detroit. The No. 1 Michigan and Metro Detroit rankings are based on the 10 national rankings earned by Beaumont, Royal Oak this year.

It’s the 20th consecutive year Beaumont, Royal Oak has been nationally ranked by U.S. News.  Just 3 percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals analyzed for Best Hospitals 2014-15 earned a national ranking. This is the 25th year U.S. News & World Report has ranked hospitals.

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak is nationally ranked in the following 10 medical specialties in the 2014-15 lists released today:

  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery - #25 in U.S. (#1 in Michigan)
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology - #16 in U.S. (#1 in Michigan)
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery - #20 in U.S. (#1 in Michigan)
  • Geriatrics - #24 in U.S. (#1 in Michigan)
  • Gynecology - #44 in U.S.
  • Nephrology (Kidney) - #37 in U.S.
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery - #35 in U.S.
  • Orthopedics - #9 in U.S. (#1 in Michigan)
  • Pulmonology - #22 in U.S.
  • Urology - #42 in U.S.

In addition, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak earned a “high-performing” ranking in Cancer and Ear, Nose & Throat.

Beaumont Hospital, Troy is ranked No. 4 in Michigan and No. 3 in Metro Detroit and earned three national rankings:

  • Diabetes & Endocrinology - #50 in U.S.
  • Geriatrics - #44 in U.S.
  • Pulmonology - #27 in U.S.

Gene Michalski

The Troy hospital also earned a “high-performing” regional ranking in nine medical specialties (Cancer; Cardiology & Heart Surgery; Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; Gynecology; Nephrology; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; and Urology). Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe earned a “high-performing” regional ranking in Pulmonology and is ranked No. 32 in Michigan and No. 23 in Metro Detroit.

“This recognition reflects the ongoing work and dedication of the Beaumont team to constantly improve quality, safety and service,” says Gene Michalski, president and CEO, Beaumont Health System. “It also demonstrates our Board’s commitment to providing state-of-the-art technology and facilities for the Beaumont team that allow us to deliver the highest quality care.”

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.

“This is a marvelous achievement by our medical staff that highlights Beaumont Health System as an academic medical center,” says David Wood, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer, Beaumont Health System. “Through the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, we are training new doctors in the science of high quality medicine delivered with compassion – the hallmarks of a top-ranked hospital.”

Dr. David Wood

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 2015 guidebook, available in August.

About Beaumont Health System

Beaumont Health System is a three-hospital regional health system with 1,778 licensed beds, 20,200 employees and 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.