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MD Anderson Retains Top Cancer Ranking

Conquest - Fall 2011


Leading Hospital Again in U.S. News Survey


By Julie Penne

For the fifth straight year, MD Anderson is the leading hospital in the nation for cancer care, according to “America’s Best Hospitals” survey published annually by U.S. News & World Report magazine.

“This top national ranking acknowledges the signature care that our 18,000 employees deliver — and advance — every day,” says Thomas Burke, M.D., executive vice president and physician-in-chief.

“We’re honored to have our innovative patient care, nursing, clinical trials, research, supportive care and outreach programs recognized among so many great cancer centers in the nation. Our faculty, staff and volunteers share this accolade with our patients, who inspire us all every day.”

With this top ranking, MD Anderson has been rated No. 1 eight times in the past decade, and one of the top two cancer hospitals over the 22-year history of the survey.

MD Anderson’s gynecology service jumped to No. 6 position in its subspecialty ranking this year, up five slots from last year. Other subspecialties earning national rankings were:

  • Ear, nose and throat (No. 6)
  • Urology (No. 10)
  • Gastroenterology (No. 22)
  • Diabetes and endocrinology (No. 28)

Resources: U.S. News Rankings

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