The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston received a 100/100 score and #1 ranking on US News and World Report’s list of top cancer centers. They were ranked at the top of 900 hospitals. This year they were the only U.S. cancer center to receive a 100/100. The second ranked cancer center was Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, which also received a strong score of 93.8/100.
Some of the highlights of the scorecard that landed the UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at #1 on U.S. News and World Report’s Top-Ranked Hospitals for Cancer list include:
– The highest score possible in advanced technologies
– The highest score possible in patient services
– The highest score possible in nurse staffing
– They are an NCI cancer center
– They are a nurse magnet hospital
Another strength that UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center offers is the Adult Sarcoma Center. This dedicated research center is run by Dr. Dina Chelouche Lev, who was featured in a previous post on the EDDF blog detailing Board Member Charles Robertson’s visit to the Adult Sarcoma Center. To date, this is the only research center we have found in the U.S. that is dedicated to adult sarcoma and the facility and experts who run it are truly impressive. Despite the rareness of adult sarcoma, they recognize the importance of working to beat the disease. Raising awareness and research funds for adult sarcoma is one of the goals of EDDF.
Stats about the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
– It is a 571-bed cancer facility with 23,322 admissions in the most recent year reported.
– It performed 8,534 annual inpatient and 9,196 outpatient surgeries.
– UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is a teaching hospital.
Click here for more details on UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, or visit U.S. News and World Report’s Top-Ranked Hospitals report.