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July 17, 2000 - Image 7

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Michigan Daily Summer Weekly, 2000-07-17

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.h ihgnDiy-niv~ersity Hospital ranked 11th in the 1 nation

By Ginnefer Cox
Dilty Stiff Repre
The 1. xiiselsiiv of Michigan hlospitalis
receivesd ain ovxerall ranking of I I among oiher
hospitals in the nation. The ranking cime fiom
an annuali hospiial asseasment compilrcd hy
S. News and World Report magazine.
The Hosiilis ranked high in fouiteixroist ofi
tie sexentcrn specialty eategories mstr ed.
fThese csteixies included kidney disese
or thopedcis, geriatrics, and rehahilitation.
sactors of thr specialty categori cxxeixxiexi ini

the assessmsent were nursing care, itortality
statistics, and the level of medical technology.
1Te Untxvetsitv tied for elevettth plaee with
the IHospitaii tt thte University of Peninsylvania.
The Univerisity of Michigan Hospitals ranked
nintht in 1999 and twelfth in 1998.
tiospitali employees and staff said tse raik-
xng is flattexing.
Julia Foo, a tesearch assistatnt in lie internal
medcinte iinditephiologyv cepartmtent, said site
feels honoird to work for a top ranking hospi-
-I irs rth is pretty amazing, tax111realty

proud that I get to leairit iid sxork in such ait
outstattding hospital." Foo said.
Larrv Warren, Eseatixe Director of
Litiersitv tHospitals and tHcalthtCeniters, said
hie feels the clinicians ar i ky roir to the hos-
pitalis reputation.
"The cliniticians are the inidixvialis xxhcise
repxitaticins itfluence the raitkiitgs.1There are
cthter mteasures, of couitse, hat thtat is one sif
lie more important onys.x V stated out hecautse
xx he mulontipie facilixtoyx toxt1111ir cerr-ing
doctors xxonild send ther aiehrntsx'Warren

In response to the htospital's high rattking,
Hospital Coordinator Thomas MaT rks noted
that fittancittg and management techniques
aiso contrihbute to thxe H'ospital's top standing.
"Management and finance policies eon-
trihite to thxe 'esults in ai couple of sways,
.Marks said. "First, we have heen ahiey to
redace Our- costs attd stay competitive xith
other hospitals xithout adversely affecting the
quality of oar progrims. Second, xve have the
finanicial strength to allios us to maintain
excelietnt facilities, invest state-of-the-art
technoloiigy, and intnovative programs."


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With the weather oscillating between sunny and rainy all weekend, Brighton residents Matt Phillips (left) and Brian
Stachel take advantage of yesterdays nice weather to perform ike stunts on the Diag.

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"fTe plxan is xxoixmake the monsiey last:'
lie xxidi.
CGoodmsant giaduaxted initApril frome the
GeratldFiord School of Public Policy,
landed a joh in the WashxixngtoxiD.C..area
woxrkinxg fir a cosnsulting fixmi.
Goodmaxhn said he prepared for lix
xappeairance xxiithe pr'ogxiiihy waxtching
a fewv shxows and experimietinxg ith
different sceintrios -- when to poll time
audience. ixheix to call a friexid, axnd

"It's a combxinatione of good fortune
and a good hase of kntowledge," David
said. "I tried tot to keep track of 'hat
the value of the question wvas and dilt
focused on the question itself.
When the millioxi-dollar question
camixe usp, he said, he exam tot really sure
of the answver. Using his fifty-fifty xiith-
odut exeix sruicyixig the qudestidon, he nar-
roswed it dloxvn to itwo tnd polled the
audienice huit withoust success. Finally
he called his friend Haggai Elitzur, ia
PhD student at the Univ'ersitvy'Ito had

ahout eight people gatiered around the
phonereiadv to coistributie. One of thxemx
knxewi the answier.
Followings his suxccess, David nude
the rounds on the TV showv circuit,
appearxng on "Good Morning
Amierica,"F"Eiertainmnt Tonight,"
axid "Live sxih Regis axnd Kathie Lee"
amiong. otheis. Hut uponx coining hick
fiont Ness York City, David wntt right
hick to work, anxc said lie planis to keep
it that xaxv
"I like xxx jobi and I like the people I
wnoik witt, he said.

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