University of Michigan Medical Center - 100 Great Hospitals in America | 2014

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University of Michigan Medical Center (Ann Arbor). In 1848, the University of Michigan board of regents established a three-member medical department, today known as the University of Michigan Medical School, which eventually led the opening of U-M's academic medical center — the first university-owned medical facility in the United States. 

University-of-Michigan-Hospitals-and-Health-Centers-factsToday, the U-M Medical Center encompasses several hospital campuses, including the 550-bed general adult University Hospital and C.S. Mott Children's and Von Voigtlander Women's hospitals. U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital first in Michigan and a top 50 hospital in a dozen adult specialties and 10 pediatric specialties. Its highest rankings per U.S. News are No. 6 for pediatric cardiology/heart surgery and No. 11 for adult ophthalmology. Truven Health Analytics has also named U-M Medical Center a top hospital, while Practice Greenhealth rated the system as one of greenest organizations in the entire country.

The U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center holds the coveted National Cancer Institute's designation as a comprehensive cancer center. U-M has also been a vanguard in establishing new clinical departments and programs: Its dermatology department, psychiatry department, human genetics program, burn center and depression center were all among the first of their kind in the country. The U-M Medical Center is also a leader for healthcare reform, as it has created two different accountable care organizations: U-M ACO and the Physician Organization of Michigan ACO.

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