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Medical centers ranked

Krystle Wagner • Jul 21, 2015 at 1:01 PM

U.S. News & World Report ranked Mercy Health St. Mary’s in Grand Rapids at No. 19 and Mercy Health Muskegon at No. 29 in the state. Spectrum Health ranked No. 3 in Michigan.

The report surveyed about 10,000 specialties and looked through data for about 5,000 hospitals to rank the best in 16 adult specialties to determine its list of "Best Hospitals 2013-14."

In order to be included on the list, hospitals must meet one of the following guidelines: be a teaching hospital affiliated with a medical school, have at least 200 beds, or at least 100 beds and four technologies.

North Ottawa Community Hospital wasn’t included because the Grand Haven hospital didn’t meet the size criteria and isn’t a teaching hospital.

Mercy Health St. Mary’s has four specialties that ranked as "high performing": nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology, and urology.

Spectrum Health ranked nationally at No. 25 in diabetes and endocrinology, No. 20 in gynecology, and No. 40 in pulmonology in adult specialties. The hospital received “high-performing” recognition in cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, ear, nose and throat, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, and urology.

Spectrum Health also ranked nationally in pediatric specialties at No. 27 in cancer, No. 44 in nephrology, No. 31 in orthopedics, No. 42 in pulmonology and No. 30 in urology.

The Mercy Health Muskegon campuses had one "high-performing" specialty: neurology and neurosurgery.

To read more of this story, see Saturday’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

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