MD Anderson again has ranked No. 1 for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report's annual "Best Hospitals" survey. Since the survey began in 1990, MD Anderson has been named one of the top two cancer hospitals, and it has ranked first 13 times in the past 16 years.
"To consistently be recognized for the quality and compassionate cancer care we provide patients who come to MD Anderson seeking our innovative approaches, world-renowned expertise and decades of experience is a true honor," says Marshall E. Hicks, president ad interim of MD Anderson. "This ranking recognizes the passion of our 20,000 extraordinary employees and 1,000 volunteers for serving our patients and realizing our mission to end cancer. We are grateful, honored and proud to be the top-ranked cancer center in this national survey."
Two MD Anderson subspecialties also were ranked high in the survey. In the Ear, Nose and Throat specialty, the Head and Neck Surgery service was ranked No. 15, and in Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine ranked No. 17. The survey also ranked MD Anderson as "High Performing" in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Orthopedics and Urology.
This recognition is a reminder that patients are at the center of all we do now and all we envision for the future. Our mission is bold, but it's through innovative care, research, education and prevention that we will fulfill our promise to end cancer. It's what we strive for every day.