Dr. Ananias Diokno
Dr. Ananias Diokno

The Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak is ranked No. 2 in the latest US News and World Report list of best hospitals in Michigan.

Filipino-American Dr. Ananias Diokno, a top urologist, is the executive vice president and chief medical officer of Beaumont-Royal Oak.

There are 176 hospitals in Michigan, 67 of which are located in the Metro Detroit area.

Ranked No. 1 in the 23rd annual US News and World Report list is the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.

Ranked No. 3 is Harper University Hospital, and No. 4 is Henry Ford Hospital.

[box type=”default” size=”large”] Ranks No. 2 best hospital in Metro Detroit area [/box]One criterion in the selection of best hospitals is the national ranking and number of the hospitals’ specialties and high-performing specialties.

US News and World Report picked Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital as the No. 1 Best Hospital, ousting John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland from the top of the list.

Of the major cities considered as medical hubs, Detroit has the most extensive options for medical care with 26 high-performing hospitals and one honor-roll hospital, which is the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.

Beaumont-Royal Oak has 10 nationally ranked medical specialties and two high-performing specialties.

Beaumont-Royal Oak has been nationally ranked by the US News and World Report for the 18th consecutive year.

In the 2012-2013 list released last July 17, Beaumont-Royal Oak has the following national ranking in various medical specialties: Cardiology and Heart Surgery – #38; Diabetes and Endocrinology – #30; Ear, Nose and Throat – #23; Gastroenterology – #36; Geriatrics – #45; Nephrology – #48; Neurology and Neurosurgery – #37; Orthopedics – #19;  Pulmonology – #23; and Urology – #35.

Beaumont- Royal Oak earneda “high-performing” ranking in Cancer and Gynecology and is ranked No. 2 in Michigan and No. 2 in Metro Detroit in the US News and World Report’s state and regional rankings.

Fewer than 150 hospitals are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties.