Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak - 100 Great Hospitals in America | 2014

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak (Mich.). What started as a 238-bed community hospital in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak in 1955 has grown into the three-hospital Beaumont Health System. The system is named after William Beaumont, MD, a famous Michigan physician who led pioneering work on human digestion and physiology. 

Beaumont Hospital FactsBeaumont Hospital, Royal Oak is the 1,070-bed major academic, research and referral center for the system. Few hospitals in the nation are as busy as Beaumont, Royal Oak — in 2013, the hospital recorded more than 56,000 admissions, 5,100 births, 49,000 surgeries, 120,000 emergency room visits and 1.3 million outpatient visits. Beaumont serves as the exclusive clinical affiliate of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, and the hospital has more than 3,100 physicians across its medical staff.

Several organizations have ranked Beaumont, Royal Oak as one of the best hospitals in Michigan and the Midwest. U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital nationally in seven specialties, including cardiology, orthopedics and urology. UHC, an alliance of the top academic medical centers in the country, presented the hospital with the UHC Quality Leadership Award for the third straight year. The award recognizes the top performers in mortality, effectiveness, safety, quality, equity, patient-centeredness and efficiency. Truven Health Analytics, Healthgrades, Practice Greenhealth, the American Hospital Association, the National Research Corp. and others have also given Beaumont, Royal Oak high honors.

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