DETROIT – Henry Ford Hospital has been recognized as a Best Hospital in the Neurology & Neurosurgery and Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) specialties on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of America’s Best Hospitals. Henry Ford Hospital ranked 40th nationally in the ENT specialty and tied for 42nd nationally in the Neurology & Neurosurgery specialty.
“We are grateful to be recognized as one of the nation’s top hospitals,” said Richard O. Davis, Ph.D., Ed.M., Senior Vice President and CEO South Market, Henry Ford Health System, and CEO, Henry Ford Hospital. “It’s a reflection of the incredible care our clinicians and team members provide each day, for each patient they encounter. Our goal of providing the highest-quality patient care is at the heart of everything we do.”
Henry Ford’s Neurology & Neurosurgery specialty has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a High Performing specialty each year since 2016, with this year marking its improvement into the top 50 nationally.
“Our Neurology and Neurosurgery experts are committed to leading the nation in advancing care,” said Steven Kalkanis, M.D., chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Henry Ford Health System. “By combining things like space station technology in our operating rooms, advancements in precision medicine, and the pursuit of groundbreaking clinical trials and research, we are constantly evolving to create ever improving outcomes for many of our patients.”
This year also marks the third consecutive year Henry Ford’s ENT specialty has been ranked among the top 50 programs in the nation.
“We are honored to earn this recognition,” said Kathleen Yaremchuk, M.D., chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Henry Ford Health System. “As one of the most clinically-experienced teams in the country, we will continue to provide the most innovative and effective treatments for our patients. From minimally-invasive surgeries for thyroid and parathyroid conditions, to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, our experts routinely treat cases ranging from common to the most complex issues imaginable.”
The 2019-20 Best Hospitals rankings evaluated more 4,500 hospitals from across the country, assessing hospital performance in 16 specialties or specialty areas. Of the hospitals evaluated, fewer than four percent were ranked in one or more specialties.
In 12 of the 16 specialties, whether a hospital was ranked, and how highly it was ranked, was determined by an extensive data-driven analysis. The analysis combined performance measures in three primary dimensions of healthcare: structure, process/expert opinion, and outcomes. These 12 specialties included Cancer; Cardiology & Heart Surgery; Diabetes & Endocrinology; Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Gynecology; Nephrology; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; Pulmonology; and Urology.
Rankings in the remaining four specialties – Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Rehabilitation, and Rheumatology – were based solely on expert opinion, as determined by a physician survey.
In addition to its two nationally-ranked specialties, Henry Ford Hospital had two High Performing specialties, including:
Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson, Michigan also earned a High Performing recognition for its Pulmonary & Lung Surgery specialty.
Located in Detroit’s Midtown, Henry Ford Hospital is an 877-bed tertiary care hospital, education and research complex. Henry Ford Hospital is also a Level 1 trauma center and one of the largest U.S. teaching hospitals. It is staffed by the Henry Ford Medical Group, one of the nation’s largest group practices. Henry Ford Medical Group has nearly 2,000 physicians and researchers in more than 40 specialties.
For more information on the U.S. News & World Report hospital rankings, visit health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.
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