MD Anderson has been ranked the No. 1 hospital for cancer care in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” survey.
Since the annual survey launched in 1990, the institution has been named one of the top two cancer hospitals in the United States. It has ranked first 11 times in the past 14 years.
“We’re honored by this tremendous national recognition, but the true measure of our success is the number of lives we’ve impacted with our care, research and support,” said Ron DePinho, M.D., president of MD Anderson. “We owe our gratitude to the more than 20,000 cancer fighters, including world-class faculty and nurses, and 1,000-plus volunteers working every day to end cancer for our patients and others around the world. Our culture of exceptional care and genuine caring is second to none.”
Two subspecialties also were ranked highly in this year’s survey. In the Ear, Nose and Throat specialty, MD Anderson’s Head and Neck Surgery service was ranked No. 5, the same ranking as last year. In Gynecology, MD Anderson’s Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine service moved forward one ranking, coming in at No. 7.
These specialty rankings are particularly notable because they include care provided at general hospitals across the nation, not just cancer centers. Both of these specialties have been consistently ranked high for the past two decades.
The survey also named MD Anderson as “high performing” in Urology, meeting the survey’s standards for excellence.