UM’s Mott, DMC’s Children’s Earn High Rankings From U.S. News & World Report: The University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital has earned the highest rankings in the state of Michigan and is among the best in the country in pediatric specialties according to the U.S. News Media Group’s Best Children’s Hospital rankings. Mott is nationally ranked in all 10 of the evaluated categories including third in the country in heart care and heart surgery, 13th in orthopedics, 18th in neonatology and among the country’s best in cancer, diabetes, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology and urology. Mott Children’s Hospital will move to a new home in November. The $754 million hospital project, the largest in the state, features a 1.1 million square foot, 348-bed facility that will be a new home to Mott Children’s Hospital, the Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, and adult and pediatric blood and marrow transplant programs. The new hospital will feature a new 12-story inpatient tower and 9-story clinic tower, a dedicated pediatric emergency department, an on-site Ronald McDonald House, and private rooms. More at Meanwhile, DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan, the first and most experienced hospital in the state dedicated exclusively to the treatment of pediatric patients, has ranked among America’s best 50 in U.S. News Media Group’s 2011-12 Best Children’s Hospitals survey. The Children’s Hospital of Michigan ranked in nine of 10 categories surveyed including cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology, where the hospital received its highest ranking. The Children’s Hospital of Michigan sees more patients than any other hospital in the state and offers more than 40 pediatric medical and surgical specialties with outpatient specialty centers in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. U.S. News & World Report’s 2011-12 edition of Best Children’s Hospitals will be published in the August issue of the magazine on newsstands Aug. 30. For the full rankings and methodology, visit

UltraLevel Among 13th Annual ICIC, Fortune Inner City 100: UltraLevel Inc., a national virtualization technologies provider in Detroit, ranked 28th on this year’s Inner City 100 list of the fastest-growing inner city companies in the United States, released by The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City and Fortune Magazine. The Inner City 100 program recognizes successful inner city companies and their CEOs as role models for entrepreneurship, innovative business practices and job creation in America’s urban communities. The full list can be viewed at For the 2011 list, a record 2,000 nominations were received. Winners represent a wide span of geography, operating in 51 cities and 32 states. The 2011 Inner City 100 winners grew at a compound annual growth rate of 39 percent and an average standard growth rate of 379 percent between 2004 and 2009. Collectively, the top 100 inner city businesses employ 6,720 employees and created more than 3,227 new jobs between 2005 and 2009. Said UltraLevel president and CEO Michael Butz Jr.: “UltraLevel is proud to be a part of Detroit’s renaissance and is committed to playing an active role in the revitalization of the inner city. We will continue to target urban communities for new offices and growth opportunity as a key component of our growth strategy.” More at


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