U.S. News Ranks Oakwood hospitals among best in state

The Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center (OHMC) in Dearborn is among the top 10 hospitals in the Detroit metro area and the State of Michigan, according to the U.S. News & World Report.

The OHMC has been ranked sixth in the Detroit metro area in U.S. News Media & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings, which is available online at www.usnews.com/besthospitals. It is ranked as the eighth best hospital in the state, as well. The rankings, annually published by U.S. News for the past 23 years, will also be featured in the U.S. News Best Hospitals guidebook.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for the quality services we provide,” said Brian Connolly, president and chief executive officer of Oakwood Healthcare. “I’m proud of all of our employees who take the extra steps to ensure our patients are well cared for and have a positive overall experience. It’s a team effort and this is a validation of that hard work.” 

The Oakwood Southshore Medical Center is ranked 23rd in Michigan ranked 19th in the Detroit metro area. Oakwood Annapolis Hospital in Wayne was ranked 26th in Michigan 21st in the Detroit metro area.

Several individual departments at (OHMC) were ranked as high-performers, including: Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pulmonology and Urology.

OSMC was ranked as high-performers in the areas of Diabetes & Endocrinology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pulmonology, and Urology. Annapolis Hospital earned high-performance marks in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Nephrology and Neurology & Neurosurgery

The core mission of the Best Hospitals ranking is to help guide patients who need an especially high level of care because of a difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age, said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. The latest rankings showcase 720 hospitals out of about 5,000 hospitals nationwide. Each is ranked among the country’s top hospitals in at least one medical specialty and/or ranked among the best hospitals in its metro area.

“These are hospitals we call ‘high performers.’ They are fully capable of giving most patients first-rate care, even if they have serious conditions or need demanding procedures,” Comarow said.

Connolly said the rankings were a verification of the compassionate, specialized care that Oakwood staff members provides each and every day to the people throughout southeast Michigan.

“We deliver the best in clinical quality with a personal touch,” said Connolly. “That’s what we’re all about and that’s what makes us a leader in quality, value and compassion.”

The rankings cover 16 medical specialties and all 94 metro areas that have at least 500,000 residents.