University of Michigan Hospital System ranked among top teaching hospitals

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 6:16pm

Tuesday, the University of Michigan Health System was ranked among the top teaching hospitals in the country by the Leapfrog Group — a nonprofit group that reports on the quality of health care provided by hospitals nationwide.

The rankings, recognized to 29 hospitals across 13 states, take into account factors such as the quality of intensive care, positive poll responses about patient care from former patients and a high safety rating.  

Only one other hospital in Michigan, Metro Health Hospital in Grand Rapids, was recognized as one of the top teaching hospitals in the country.

Last August, UMHS was ranked number one in the state and 18th in the country, by another ranking system, U.S. News & World Report.

This past October, the Leapfrog Group also awarded the UMHS an A ranking for safety — a distinction that takes into consideration factors like hand hygiene and communication about medicines and discharge information.

According to the UMHS website, the hospital system processes thousands of patients each year.

“Our three hospitals, 40 outpatient locations with more than 150 clinics, and extensive home care operations handle 2.1 million outpatient visits, more than 47,000 hospital stays in 1,000 beds, and much more each year,” the website states.

UMHS declined to comment about Tuesday’s rankings.