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M. D. Anderson Tops National Cancer Rankings, Again

Conquest - Fall 2009

For the sixth time in the last eight years, M D. Anderson is the leading hospital in the nation for cancer care, according to the annual “Best Hospitals” survey published by U.S. News & World Report.

Since the survey began in 1990,
M. D. Anderson has been ranked as one of the United States’ top two cancer hospitals.

In addition to the top ranking for cancer, the institution received the most subspecialty rankings it has ever had with top listings in ear, nose and throat (2), urology (9), gynecology (12), digestive disorders (23) and diabetes and endocrine disorders (41).

In a separate survey of pediatric hospitals published by U.S. News & World Report in June, the Children’s Cancer Hospital at M. D. Anderson was ranked 13th in the nation.

“This national ranking is a great point of pride among our employees and volunteers, one that we share with our patients, survivors and their families,” says John Mendelsohn, M.D., president of M. D. Anderson. “This year, with the national economic downturn and the impact of Hurricane Ike, the news is especially welcome as we redirect and recommit our resources to the many needs of those we serve.”

The U.S News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings are based on a reputation survey of board-certified physician specialists around the nation, nurse-to-patient ratios, certain technologies and services available to patients and the community, and several other factors.

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