Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak earns nine U.S. News & World Report ‘Best Hospitals’ national rankings

Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak earned national recognition by U.S. News & World Report in nine medical specialties in the “Best Hospital” rankings released today. The Royal Oak hospital ranked No. 2 in Michigan and in Metro Detroit in its 21st consecutive year of national recognition by U.S News.

Less than 3 percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals analyzed for Best Hospitals 2015-16 earned a national ranking in even one specialty. This is the 26th year U.S. News & World Report has ranked hospitals.

Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak is nationally ranked in the following nine medical specialties for 2015-16:

  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery – #22
    Top-ranked in Michigan
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology – #17
    Top-ranked in Michigan
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery – #18
    Top-ranked in Michigan
  • Geriatrics – #23
    Top-ranked in Michigan
  • Gynecology – #40
  • Nephrology (Kidney) – #37
  • Neurology &  Neurosurgery – #25
    Top-ranked in Michigan
  • Orthopedics – #16
    Top-ranked in Michigan
  • Pulmonology – #22

In addition, Beaumont – Royal Oak received a “high-performing” regional ranking in Urology. Beaumont Hospital – Troy earned “high-performing” regional rankings in eight medical specialties: Diabetes & Endocrinology; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Nephrology; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; Pulmonology; and Urology. It is ranked No. 8 in Michigan and No. 5 in Metro Detroit.

Beaumont Hospital – Grosse Pointe earned “high-performing” regional rankings in Orthopedics and Pulmonology and is ranked No. 16 in Michigan and No. 9 in Metro Detroit.

Oakwood Hospital – Dearborn, now part of Beaumont Health, earned a “high performing” regional ranking in Nephrology and is ranked No. 23 in Michigan and No. 13 in Metro Detroit.

“This recognition reflects the ongoing work and dedication of the Beaumont team to constantly improve quality, safety and service for the benefit of the patients and families we serve,” says John Fox, president and CEO, Beaumont Health. “It also demonstrates our Board’s commitment to providing state-of-the-art technology and facilities for our team members to deliver the highest quality care.”

”We are proud to be part of an elite group of hospitals that have been nationally ranked by U.S. News for 21 consecutive years,”  says David Wood, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer, Beaumont Health. “This is a credit to our medical leadership, our medical staff and to our nurses and other team members who are all focused on providing extraordinary, compassionate care every day.”

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, North Carolina. Using the same data, and the new “Best Hospitals for Common Care” rating published in May, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.

The rankings are published at and will appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2016 guidebook, available in August.

About Beaumont Health

Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare to provide patients with the benefit of greater access to the highest quality, compassionate care, no matter where they live in Southeast Michigan. It consists of eight hospitals with 3,337 beds, 163 outpatient sites of care and about 5,000 physicians. Beaumont Health is Southeast Michigan’s largest health care employer with nearly 35,000 employees. In 2014, the combined organizations had 174,675 inpatient admissions, 16,213 births and 492,073 emergency visits. For more information, visit