Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York City) | 100 great hospitals in America 2016
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York City). Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is composed of two related institutions: Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases and Sloan Kettering Institute. Memorial Hospital was founded in 1884 as New York Cancer Hospital. In the 1940s, Alfred P. Sloan and Charles F. Kettering donated money to build the Sloan Kettering Institute, and in 1960, the two institutions merged. Today, it is considered the oldest private cancer center in the world.
The 471-bed medical center is one of 45 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers, where state-of-the art science research flourishes alongside clinical studies and treatment. U.S. News & World Report ranked it as the No. 2 hospital in the nation for cancer care and ranked it nationally for three other specialties.
Memorial Sloan Kettering has formed several unique collaborations with companies outside the healthcare industry, including IBM. IBM has trained a team of clinicians from Memorial Sloan Kettering in Watson Oncology to help interpret cancer patient information and choose the best treatment for individual patients.
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