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DETROIT (WWJ) – Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak is ranked first among Detroit metro area hospitals in U.S. News & World Report’s first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings, available online at www.usnews.com/hospitals.

All three Beaumont Hospitals are recognized in the new Detroit metro rankings. Beaumont Hospital, Troy ranks fifth and Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe is ranked eighth are also among the Detroit area’s top-ranked hospitals.

The new rankings recognize 622 hospitals in or near major cities with a record of high performance in key medical specialties, including 132 of the 152 hospitals already identified by U.S. News as the best in the nation.

In addition to its Detroit metro ranking, Beaumont, Royal Oak is ranked in six medical specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” national rankings for 2010.

U.S. News created its national Best Hospitals rankings more than 20 years ago to identify hospitals exceptionally skilled in handling the most difficult cases.

The new metro area rankings are relevant to a much wider range of health care consumers. They are aimed primarily at consumers whose care may not demand the special expertise found only at a nationally ranked Best Hospital.

To be ranked in its metro area, a hospital had to score in the top 25 percent among its peers in at least one of 16 medical specialties.

“All of these hospitals provide first-rate care for the majority of patients, even those with serious conditions or who need demanding procedures,” says Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “The new Best Hospitals metro rankings can tell you which hospitals are worth considering for most medical problems if you live in or near a major metro area.”

For the full list of metro area rankings visit www.usnews.com/hospitals.
Beaumont Hospitals is a three-hospital regional health care provider with a total of 1,744 licensed beds,  more than 14,000 full-time equivalent employees and3,700 physicians in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties.

In addition to its hospitals, Beaumont operates numerous community-based medical centers in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties, family practice and internal medicine practices in Macomb and Wayne counties, five nursing centers, a research institute, home care services and hospice. Visit Beaumont on the Web at http://www.beaumonthospitals.com/.

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