About the University of Michigan Health System

Twenty years after establishing its Medical School, the University of Michigan opened the first university-owned hospital in the United States in 1869.  Today, the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) is a nationally recognized leader in the care of patients, the advancement of innovation and research that improves human health, and in the education of the next generation of physicians, nurses, and scientists.
The University of Michigan Health System comprises three hospitals, more than 150 clinics across 40 locations, and an extensive home care operations network. In 2015, UHMS handled more than 100,000 surgical cases, and 50,000 emergency room/urgent care visits, in addition to 2.1 million outpatient visits. A dedicated team of more than 26,000  outstanding faculty, staff, students, trainees, and volunteers treat patients from across the state of Michigan, the United States, and around the world.

UMHS is an academic health system with a stellar track record of sponsored funding, receiving about $470 million each year in research dollars and consistently ranking among the highest funded research universities in the United States. It consistently receives high marks in the annual US News and World Report ranking of the nation’s best hospitals, having made the publication’s list for 24 consecutive years and counting. Learn more about the Michigan Difference at http://www.med.umich.edu.