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M. D. Anderson Named Nation’s Top Cancer Center in U.S. News & World Report’s Survey

M. D. Anderson Named Nation’s Top Cancer Center in U.S. News & World Report’s Survey
M. D. Anderson News Release 07/06/00

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the number one cancer center in U.S. News & World Report’s latest “America’s Best Hospitals” survey published in the magazine’s July 17 issue.

In addition to the number one ranking in cancer, several M. D. Anderson specialties were ranked, including gynecology (6), urology (12), ear, nose and throat (12), and digestive disorders (41).

M. D. Anderson is the only hospital in Texas to receive the number one ranking in any medical specialty.

The survey is conducted for U.S. News & World Report by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. The rankings are based upon an annual survey of board-certified physicians around the country, patient survival data and various indicators such as the ratio of certain specialists to inpatient beds.

“We are very proud of this distinction as it affirms the dedication and commitment of M. D. Anderson faculty, staff, volunteers, patients and community partners, to the mission of eliminating cancer through patient care, research, education and prevention,” said Dr. John Mendelsohn, M. D. Anderson’s president.

“However, it is also a signal that we must continue this forward motion and build upon it so we can achieve even greater impact,” Dr. Mendelsohn continued.

News of this honor comes at a pivotal time in the history of M. D. Anderson, as the institution is experiencing unprecedented growth including:

  • Last year, approximately 20,000 new patients were served by the institution, and more than 409,000 outpatient clinic visits were recorded.
  • There was a 10 percent increase in research funding from fiscal year 1998 to fiscal year 1999 – up from $148.5 million to $163.4 million.
  • The M. D. Anderson campus is expanding as the Albert B. and Margaret M. Alkek Hospital opened in December, 1998, construction is nearing completion on a $17.4 million addition to the Jesse H. Jones Rotary House International and plans are under way for the new $174.6 million Basic Science Research Building.
  • M. D. Anderson International – España in Madrid, Spain, the institution’s first European affiliate, is nearing completion and will be in full operation later this year.
  • Private philanthropy, which is vital to groundbreaking research discoveries, will exceed $70 million this year.


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