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U-M Frankel CVC ranked No. 10 in the country by U.S. News & World Report

CVC also first in Michigan for cardiology and heart surgery

Ranked No. 1 in Michigan and No. 10 in the country, Michigan Medicine's Frankel Cardiovascular Center was recognized among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 2017-2018.

The annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings distinguish hospitals that excel in providing high-quality patient care and treating the most challenging health conditions. Overall, the academic medical center of the University of Michigan ranks 6 in the U.S., and among the nation's best in 15 medical and surgical specialties.

This is the 25th consecutive year the hospitals and health centers of Michigan Medicine have been nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report (USNWR) for strong across-the-board performance.

Nine U-M specialty areas rank in the top 10 in the country, including cardiology and heart surgery. U-M is recognized in 15 of 16 adult specialties. Only 3 percent, or 152 hospitals out of approximately 4,500, earned even one ranked spot.

“It is an honor to be ranked among the best,” said Jeffrey Desmond, M.D., chief medical officer of Michigan Medicine.

“However, the credit goes to our employees, both on the front lines and behind the scenes, it is their compassion and hard work every day which creates the exceptional care we provide.”

“We have many strengths here at Michigan Medicine, but it is the people who work here, in every area, which bring those many strengths together to serve our patient’s needs. “

USNWR ranks hospitals on a number of factors including patient safety, clinical resources, quality of care, family centeredness and staff professionalism. Some specialty rankings are also based on hospital reputation, which is determined by surveying over 125,000 physicians across the country.

Learn more about the CVC's key scores that helped lead to a Top 10 finish: http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/mi/university-of-michigan-hospitals-and-health-centers-6440110/cardiology-and-heart-surgery.

Learn more about Michigan Medicine's USNWR rankings and other honors: http://michmed.org/QbJv2.

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