U.S. News and World Report's 'Best Hospitals' lists


Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak ranks in nine of 16 categories and Beaumont Hospital in Troy ranks in one category on the prestigious 2007 U.S. News and World Report "Best Hospitals" lists.

Beaumont, Royal Oak is honored again this year as the top Heart/Heart Surgery center in Michigan. The categories and rankings for Beaumont, Royal Oak in 2007:

  • Cancer, 38th
  • Digestive Disorders, 19th
  • Endocrinology, 29th
  • Geriatrics, 31st
  • Heart/Heart Surgery, 12th
  • Neurology/Neurosurgery, 35th
  • Orthopedics, 21st
  • Respiratory Disorders, 42nd
  • Urology, 31st

Beaumont, Troy was honored in Neurology/Neurosurgery:

  • Neurology/Neurosurgery, 47th

"These rankings are a reflection of our national reputation for medical excellence," says Ananias Diokno, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer. "The expertise of our physicians, the high quality of care provided by the staff at our hospitals and the superior resources and support provided by Beaumont are instrumental in achieving this recognition."

Rankings are based on the quality of care hospitals provide to patients, according to U.S. News and World Report. Scores are based on reputation (through a specialty physician survey), mortality rates and other data such as available technology, number of procedures performed, number of hospital discharges, trauma center designation, nursing staff ratios and whether a hospital has been recognized as a nursing Magnet hospital. Beaumont, Royal Oak was Michigan's first Magnet hospital for nursing excellence. The rankings focus on entire medical specialties, not specific procedures. The methodology aims at identifying "hospitals that excel in a variety of tough cases across a specialty."

This year marks the 13th consecutive year that Beaumont has had a presence on the lists. Out of 5,462 medical centers in the nation, just 173 made it into the rankings in any category on this year's "America's Best Hospitals."

Ananias Diokno, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer of Beaumont Hospitals.

Beaumont Hospitals includes more than 2,400 private-practice physicians representing more than 91 medical and surgical specialties. Beaumont has two hospitals with seven community-based medical centers, a rehabilitation/health center, primary and specialty care clinics, four extended-care centers, a research institute, home care and a hospice. Beaumont's 1,061 bed hospital in Royal Oak is a major teaching and referral center with Level I trauma designation. Beaumont Hospital, Troy opened in 1977 and is a 296-bed acute care community teaching hospital that ranks among the top community hospitals in the nation.