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U.S. News & World Report Recognizes UM Health-Sparrow Hospital


UM Health-Sparrow Hospital in Lansing has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report.

UM Health-Sparrow earned a “Best Regional Hospitals” award badge and three “High Performing Hospitals” award emblems, for Congestive Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and hip replacement.

U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties, 10 procedures and conditions. U.S. News recognized best regional hospitals based on high performing rankings across multiple areas of care.

Read our press release, published on Monday, March 15, 2021. To learn more, visit the U.S. News web page ranking the 2020-2021 Best Hospitals in the U.S.

Best Regional Hospitals Southeastern Michigan

US News & World Best Regional Hospitals SE Michigan 2020-21

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 31st year, are designed to assist patients and their clinicians in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

“The hospitals that rise to the top of our rankings and ratings have deep medical expertise, and each has built a track record of delivering good outcomes for patients,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News.

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures, such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

High Performing Hospitals - Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

US News & World Report High Performing Heart Failure 2020-21

At UM Health-Sparrow, our vascular medicine experts, our cardiac electrophysiologists, our structural heart program clinicians, and our cardiac and thoracic surgeons collaborate to provide full-service cardiac care. This interconnected approach sets us apart in Mid-Michigan, making us the leading provider of cardiovascular care. And it’s also one of the reasons we’ve been designated a Cardiac Center of Excellence by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

“Our desire to treat patients with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) has resulted in a team approach to care and standardized early outpatient evaluation post hospital discharge with aggressive management utilizing our infusion center and our advanced practice providers,” said Joel Cohn, M.D, a cardiologist with UM Health-Sparrow Thoracic and Cardiovascular Institute (TCI).

High Performing Hospitals - Hip Replacement

US News & World Report High Performing Hip Replacement 2020-21

UM Health-Sparrow orthopedics is an award-winning group of leading orthopedic surgeons, specially-trained orthopedic nurses, and physical therapy specialists, all delivering exceptional care. We treat all disorders of the musculoskeletal system. That includes everything from broken bones to hip replacements, trauma caused by injuries such as car accidents, complex bone fractures in older patients, neck and spine injuries, sports-related ailments, and more.

Of the recognition for hip replacement, UM Health-Sparrow Orthopedic surgeon Jason Cochran, M.D., said: “Orthopedic surgery is a rapidly changing profession. We are evolving with changes in healthcare. These changes are leading to advanced recovery and improved outcomes for our patients.  We are offering our patients every technology that will rapidly advance discharge and restore function. It is an exciting time for orthopedics.”

High Performing Hospitals - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

US News & World Report High Performing COPD 2020-21

UM Health-Sparrow Pulmonary Care leaders said physicians, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, discharge planners and nurses at UM Health-Sparrow Hospital worked collaboratively together to provide quality care for those patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Following evidence-based best practice medicine was the firm foundation for this success. Corey O’Brien, D.O., Pulmonary Critical Care Physician and Medical Director of Respiratory Therapy, said, “We established comprehensive pulmonary care that followed these patients from an exacerbation in the emergency room all the way through to outpatient services.