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M. D. Anderson Named Nation's Top Cancer Hospital

M. D. Anderson Named Nation's Top Cancer Hospital
M. D. Anderson News Release 07/12/02

For the second time in three years, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation's top cancer hospital in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Hospitals" survey published in the magazine's July 22 issue.

In addition to the number one ranking in cancer, several M. D. Anderson specialties were ranked among the nation's best, including gynecology (4), urology (12), ear, nose and throat (8), neurology and neurosurgery (30) and digestive disorders (40).

"To be named the best in cancer care recognizes the commitment and skills our faculty, staff and volunteers bring to our patients every day," said Dr. John Mendelsohn, M. D. Anderson's president. "New discoveries and knowledge continue to advance ways to treat this devastating disease. We are proud to be ranked number one for our accomplishments, and are grateful for the progress we have been able to make for our patients."

M. D. Anderson has ranked as one of the top two hospitals in cancer care since the magazine began its annual survey 13 years ago in 1990.

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 a survey of board-certified physicians around the country, patient survival data and various indicators such as the ratio of nurses to inpatient beds and technologies available to patients.

07/12/02


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