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U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals

MD Anderson consistently receives
top cancer rankings

U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” survey ranks MD Anderson the nation’s top hospital for cancer care. MD Anderson has been ranked the nation’s leading cancer hospital for 11 of the past 14 years. The institution has been named one of the nation’s top two hospitals for cancer care every year since the survey began in 1990. 

Here are MD Anderson’s 2015-2016 rankings for cancer and subspecialties:

#5Ear, Nose and Throat
High PerformingUrology

* High Performing = MD Anderson is not ranked nationally, but performs nearly as well as other nationally ranked institutions.

U.S. News & World Report’s survey rankings are based on a complex set of factors, including a reputational survey of board-certified physician specialists around the nation, nurse-to-patient ratio, advanced technologies and, increasingly, clinical data such as patient outcomes and processes of care.

For more information on the 2015-2016 rankings, check the U.S. News & World Report website.

MD Anderson: Quick look

Created: 1941

First patient: 1944 (approximately 1 million patients treated overall)

Ranking: No. 1 in cancer care, America’s Best Hospitals, U.S. News and World Report (ranked in the top two every year since 1990)

Employees: 19,973

Faculty: 1,685

Volunteers: 1,080

Trainees: 6,341

Average number of inpatient beds: 654

Active clinical research protocols: 1,101 (more than 8,000 patient registrants)

© 2015 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center