Hospitals rank among 'best' in US

July 16, 2014

Hospitals rank among 'best' in US

Three local hospitals offer some of the best specialized medical care in the nation.

Spectrum Health

The “Best Hospitals” ranking for 2014-15 released today by U.S. News & World Report rates several adult medical specialties at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital and Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital and pediatric medical specialties at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital as “nationally ranked” programs.

Spectrum Health said 3 percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for the “Best Hospitals” ranking earned a national ranking in one specialty.

Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids and Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital in East Grand Rapids are nationally ranked for five adult medical specialties: 25th for diabetes and endocrinology; 49th for ear, nose and throat; 49th for gastroenterology and GI surgery; 23rd for gynecology; and 20th for pulmonology.

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is nationally ranked for three pediatric medical specialties: 28th for cancer; 50th for nephrology; and 33rd for urology.

“We are honored to be ranked among the best hospitals in the country and to have so many specialties considered high performing,” said Richard Breon, president and chief executive officer, Spectrum Health. “It is a tremendous reflection on our physicians and employees and understates our commitment to providing value and quality to West Michigan.”

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