101 hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs | 2016

Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to release the 2016 edition of its list of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs.

The hospitals and health systems selected for this list are leading the way in clinical expertise, patient outcomes and influential cancer research.

All of the following hospitals have received recognition for excellence in cancer care. Hospitals were selected for inclusion on this list based on rankings, designations and outstanding achievement awards determined and distributed by U.S. News & World Report cancer care rankings, CareChex cancer care rankings, BlueCrossBlueShield Association Blue Distinction Center designation, National Cancer Institute designations and AmericanCollege of Surgeons Commission on Cancer accreditations and awards. 

Note: This list is not an endorsement of included hospitals or associated healthcare providers, and organizations cannot pay for inclusion on this list. Hospitals are presented in alphabetical order.

Editor's Note: This list has been expanded to include Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.

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Abbott Northwestern Hospital (Minneapolis). Abbott Northwestern's Virginia Piper Cancer Institute was founded by the hospital in 1990 and has since spread to provide services at other hospitals in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. [READ MORE]

Abington (Pa.) Memorial Hospital. This 665-bed hospital, part of Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health, was established more than 100 years ago and now serves as a major regional referral center for many specialties, including cancer care. [READ MORE]

Advocate Christ Medical Center (Oak Lawn, Ill.). This 749-bed teaching hospital has more than 1,300 affiliated physicians. [READ MORE]

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (Park Ridge, Ill.). This Magnet-recognized hospital was ranked No. 37 in the nation for medical excellence in cancer care by CareChex this year. [READ MORE]

Allegheny General Hospital (Pittsburgh). Allegheny General Hospital opened its doors in 1885 and has honed excellence in several specialties, including oncology, over its 100-plus year history. [READ MORE]

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center (Milwaukee). Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center has received national recognition for cancer care, attaining a "high performing" rating in lung cancer surgery and colon cancer surgery from U.S. News & World Report for 2016-17. [READ MORE]

Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University (St. Louis). Barnes-Jewish Hospital has been home to the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, the only cancer center in the state with a Comprehensive Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute and membership in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, since 2001. [READ MORE]

Beaumont Hospital (Royal Oak, Mich.). The Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak campus includes not only a 1,070-bed hospital but also the The Beaumont Cancer Center, where more than 3,000 clinicians specialize in more than 100 types of cancer treatment. [READ MORE]

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston). The BIDMC Cancer Center has more than 160 faculty; receives more than $70 million in annual research funds; and offers 20 specialty programs. [READ MORE]

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles). A Magnet-designated hospital, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center offers cancer care through the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, which houses more than 20 cancer centers, programs and specialized services. [READ MORE]

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The Cancer Center at CHOP staffs more than 70 pediatric oncologists and oncologic surgeons who have expertise in every type of pediatric cancer. [READ MORE] 

Christiana Care Health System (Wilmington, Del.). Christiana Care's Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute participated in the National Cancer Institute's National Community Cancer Centers Program from 2007 to 2014. [READ MORE] 

City of Hope (Duarte, Calif.). City of Hope's history dates back to 1913 when it was founded as a tuberculosis hospital. In the last 100-plus years, it grew into what it is today, a Comprehensive Cancer Center as designated by the National Cancer Institute and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.[READ MORE]

Cleveland Clinic. Cleveland Clinic is home to the Taussig Cancer Institute, which boasts more than 250 physicians and other clinicians who treat more than 14,000 patients annually. [READ MORE] 

Cone Health (Greensboro, N.C.). Cone Health Cancer Center has six locations, all accredited by the Commission on Cancer. [READ MORE] 

Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. This renowned joint center has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for pediatric cancer care by U.S. News & World Report three years running, most recently in 2016-17. [READ MORE]

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center (Boston). Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center is a collaboration of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital created to provide comprehensive, specialized cancer care. [READ MORE]

Duke University Hospital (Durham, N.C.). This 938-bed hospital was ranked as the No. 40 hospital in the nation for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report for 2016-17. [READ MORE]

Emory Winship Cancer Institute (Atlanta). Emory provides cancer care and conducts oncology research at Emory Winship Cancer Institute, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Georgia. [READ MORE]

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.). This hospital plays host to the Novant Health Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center and the Novant Health Maya Angelou Women's Health & Wellness Center. [READ MORE]

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center (Knoxville, Tenn.). Part of Knoxville-based Covenant Health, Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center houses the Thompson Cancer Survival Center. [READ MORE]

Fox Chase Cancer Center (Philadelphia). Fox Chase Cancer Center was founded in 1904 and one of the first cancer hospitals in the nation, and it became part of the Philadelphia-based Temple University Health System in 2012. [READ MORE]

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Wis.). The Clinical Cancer Center at Froedtert Hospital boasts disease-specific cancer programs, including the blood and marrow transplant program, where clinicians have performed more transplants than any other center in Wisconsin since 1980. [READ MORE] 

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (Washington, D.C.). The Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (as designated by the National Cancer Institute) is part of the Georgetown University Medical Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. [READ MORE] 

Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center. The John Theurer Cancer Center, part of HackensackUMC, boasts a team of more than 1,200 clinicians and 14 different subspecialty and research divisions, including the Breast Oncology Division, the largest breast oncology program in the state. [READ MORE] 

Hartford (Conn.) Hospital. The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital, also known as the Hartford Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center, sees more than 50,000 patients annually. [READ MORE] 

Houston Methodist Hospital. One of Houston Methodist's six centers of excellence, Houston Methodist Cancer Center has catapulted the hospital to be nationally ranked (No. 44) for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report for 2016-17. [READ MORE]

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia). The Abramson Cancer Center, part of Penn Medicine, has been a Comprehensive Cancer Center as designated by the National Cancer Institute since 1973, the year it was established. [READ MORE]

HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Regional Cancer Center (Green Bay, Wis.). The cancer center at St. Vincent Hospital has collaborated with the National Cancer Institute since 2002 to deliver access to the newest, leading edge cancer clinical trials, drugs and prevention studies to local residents. [READ MORE]

Indiana University Health (Indianapolis). IU Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Indiana providing patient care. [READ MORE] 

Jackson Memorial Hospital (Miami). Jackson Memorial Hospital, part of Jackson Health System, boasts a multidisciplinary cancer care team that treats breast, colon, ovarian, heredity and bone cancers as well as sarcoma. [READ MORE] 

Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore). The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital was established in 1973 and boasts 34 specialty centers and clinics within it. [READ MORE]

Lafayette (La.) General Medical Center. This hospital that staffs 477 beds on two campuses is home to the Cancer Center of Acadiana, which boasts a support team including a patient navigator, oncologists, nutritionists, clinical social workers and a psychologist as well as other patient-centered touches like valet parking. [READ MORE]

Lakeland (Fla.) Regional Medical Center. This health system has a dedicated oncology unit with 46 beds at its Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center and provides accredited care at Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center. [READ MORE] 

Lehigh Valley Hospital (Allentown, Pa.). The Lehigh Valley Health Network Cancer Institute officially joined the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance Member this year, allowing LVHN teams to learn and adopt MSK standards of care, thus LVHN patients benefit from MSK physicians' expertise. [READ MORE] 

Loyola University Medical Center (Maywood, Ill.). The Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center sits on the east side of the Loyola University Medical Center campus and is named after the late Archbishop of Chicago Joseph Cardinal Bernardin. [READ MORE] 

Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). The Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center has more than 37 treatment programs with 29 disease centers. [READ MORE]

Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Rochester is one of the best in the nation — according to U.S. News & World Report's 2016-17 rankings, Mayo Clinic is the No. 3 hospital in the nation for cancer care. [READ MORE]

Mayo Clinic (Phoenix, Ariz.). Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix is the first hospital planned, designed and built by Mayo Clinic and has 268 licensed beds. [READ MORE]

Mayo Clinic Jacksonville (Fla.). The Mayo Clinic Hospital in Jacksonville opened in April 2008 and has 302 beds and 22 operating rooms. [READ MORE]

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York City). Founded in 1884, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is the world's oldest and largest private cancer centers. It boasts 471 inpatient beds. [READ MORE]

Mercy Hospital Springfield (Mo.). This 886-bed hospital was founded in 1891 and is home to a dedicated cancer center, the C.H. Chub O'Reilly Cancer Center, which boasts the region's only TomoTherapy and Cyberknife treatments. [READ MORE] 

Miriam Hospital (Providence, R.I.). The Miriam Hospital is home to the Leonard and Adele R. Decof Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, which has three-year accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer. [READ MORE] 

Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute (Tampa, Fla.). Moffitt Cancer Center opened its doors in 1986 and earned Comprehensive Cancer Center status from the National Cancer Institute in 2001. [READ MORE]

Mount Sinai Hospital (New York City). The Mount Sinai Hospital was founded in 1852 and offers cancer care through the Tisch Cancer Institute, which was established in 2008 and became designated as a Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute in 2015. [READ MORE]

Nebraska Medicine (Omaha). Nebraska Medicine is the only Blue Distinction Center for Complex & Rare Cancers in the state. [READ MORE] 

NewYork-Presbyterian University Hospital. NewYork-Presbyterian includes the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (as designated by the National Cancer Institute) at the Columbia University Medical Center and the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Ronald P. Stanton Clinical Cancer Program and the Weill Cornell Medicine Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center. [READ MORE] 

NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston, Ill.). The NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center has care sites in the system's Evanston, Glenbrook and Highland Park hospitals. [READ MORE] 

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago). The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University was established in 1974 and became a Comprehensive Cancer Center, as designated by the National Cancer Institute, in 1997. [READ MORE]

NYU Langone Medical Center (New York City). NYU Langone's Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center is designated as a Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, and the hospital is Magnet-recognized for nursing excellence. [READ MORE]

Ochsner Medical Center (New Orleans). Ochsner Medical Center, a 473-bed hospital, features the Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center. [READ MORE]

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (Columbus). OSUCCC-James has a vision to create a cancer-free world one person and one discovery at a time. [READ MORE]

Oregon Health and Science University Hospital (Portland). Operating under the maxim "ending cancer as we know it," the Knight Cancer Institute at OHSU is internationally renowned for its cancer research and personalized cancer treatment. [READ MORE] 

Penn State Milton S. Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center. The Penn State Cancer Institute provides care to the cancer patients of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. [READ MORE]

Presence Resurrection Medical Center (Chicago). This 360-bed teaching hospital operates on the northwest side of Chicago offers cancer patients a multidisciplinary approach to care. [READ MORE] 

Princeton Baptist Medical Center (Birmingham, Ala.). Princeton Baptist Medical Center is a part of Birmingham, Ala.-based Baptist Health System, which collectively boasts more than 1,700 beds and nearly 7,300 employees. [READ MORE]

Providence Portland (Ore.) Medical Center. This 483-bed nonprofit hospital employees more than 3,000 people and opened its doors in 1941. [READ MORE]

Rhode Island Hospital (Providence). Rhode Island Hospital has served its community since the 1800s and is a founding partner of the Comprehensive Cancer Center, which provides cancer care to residents across three community hospitals. [READ MORE]

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (New Brunswick, N.J.). The Cancer Hospital of New Jersey at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is the flagship hospital of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Complex & Rare Cancers. [READ MORE]

Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Buffalo, N.Y.). Founded in 1898,Roswell Park Cancer Institute was the first institution in the world to focus exclusively on cancer research. Dr. Roswell Park — the institute's founder — accurately predicted that cancer would become a leading cause of death in the United States and across the world. [READ MORE] 

Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). In 2014, the cancer center at Rush University Medical Center received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. [READ MORE]

Scott & White Memorial Hospital (Temple, Texas). This Texas hospital is one of just three in the state to earn recognition as a Blue Distinction Center for Complex & Rare Cancers by Blue Cross Blue Shield. [READ MORE]

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at University of Washington Medical Center. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance brings unites research teams and oncologists from Fred Hutch, Seattle Children's and UW Medicine. [READ MORE]

Seidman Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical (Cleveland). This designated Blue Distinction Center for Complex & Rare Cancers is also the first hospital in Ohio to offer cancer patients proton therapy — a major advance in radiation treatment for many types of cancer. [READ MORE]

Stanford Health Care-Stanford (Calif.) Hospital. Stanford Health has earned designation as a Blue Distinction Center for Complex & Rare Cancers and is ranked among the 50 best cancer programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. [READ MORE]

St. Dominic-Jackson (Miss.) Memorial Hospital. St. Dominic's is one of the most comprehensive hospitals in Mississippi, boasting 535 beds and 500 leading physicians and specialists. [READ MORE]

St. Joseph's Hospital (Marshfield, Wis.). St. Joseph's Hospital is equipped with more than 500 beds and is the only rural referral medical center in Wisconsin and is recognized as a national leader in patient care. [READ MORE]

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis, Tenn.). This lauded pediatric treatment and research facility is one of 69 cancer research institutions to earn official designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center from the National Cancer Institute and the first of such centers devoted entirely to children. [READ MORE]

St. Luke's Boise (Idaho) Medical Center. St. Luke's has served its community for more than 100 years. [READ MORE] 

St. Mary Medical Center (Langhorne, Pa.). The cancer center at St. Mary offers patients access to advanced cancer treatment technologies and leading edge oncological medicine. [READ MORE]

St. Vincent Hospital and Health Services (Indianapolis). Ninety cancer specialists lead treatment at St. Vincent, which is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and ranked among the top 50 organizations for cancer care excellence for 2016 by CareChex. [READ MORE]

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Philadelphia). The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital includes 32 hospital and practice member institutions, which are collectively staffed by hundreds of oncology researchers and physicians. [READ MORE]

TriStar Centennial Medical Center (Nashville, Tenn.). Centennial Medical Center has served the Nashville community for 45 years. [READ MORE]

UAB Hospital (Birmingham, Ala.). The National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital is home to more than 330 physicians and researchers who together treat an estimated 5,000 new cancer patients annually. [READ MORE]

UC Irvine (Calif.) Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer at UC Irvine Medical Center is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and recognized as a Blue Distinction Center for Complex & Rare Cancers. [READ MORE]

UC San Diego Medical Center-UC San Diego Health. U.S News & World Report ranked UC San Diego Health among the top 50 hospitals for cancer care in the nation for 2016-17. UC San Diego Health's Moores Cancer Institute in La Jolla, Calif., is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. [READ MORE]

UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles). UCLA Medical Center is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as having the top cancer center in California and one of the top 10 cancer centers in the nation. [READ MORE]

UCSF Medical Center (San Francisco). UCSF's Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only facility in the Bay Area designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. [READ MORE]

UF Health Shands Hospital (Gainesville, Fla.). UF Health Shands currently ranks among the top 50 cancer hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. [READ MORE]

University of California, Davis Medical Center (Sacramento). The cancer center at University of California, Davis Medical Center has earned designation as a Blue Distinction Center for the treatment of Complex & Rare Cancers from BlueCross BlueShield. [READ MORE] 

University of Chicago Medical Center. The National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Chicago Medical Center has been named a top 50 hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report for 2016-17. [READ MORE]

University of Colorado Cancer Center (Aurora). The University of Colorado is home to the state's only Comprehensive Cancer Center as designated by the National Cancer Institute. The center is a consortium of three universities — University of Colorado-Boulder, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Colorado State University — and three healthcare institutions: University of Colorado Health, Children's Hospital Colorado and Denver VA Medical Center. [READ MORE]

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City). The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only center in the state to hold that distinction from the National Cancer Institute. [READ MORE]

University of Kansas Hospital (Kansas City). The University of Kansas Hospital is equipped with 713 beds and the hospital's cancer center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. [READ MORE]

University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital (Lexington). UK's Albert B. Chandler Hospital is home to the Markey Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center since 2013. [READ MORE]

University of Maryland Medical Center (Baltimore). The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center received Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute in 2008 and earned Comprehensive Cancer Center status in May. [READ MORE]

University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers (Ann Arbor). Since the opening of its medical school in 1850, the University of Michigan has been at the forefront of medicine and is now home to one of the largest healthcare complexes in the world. [READ MORE]

University of Minnesota Medical Center (Minneapolis). For 2016-17, U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Minnesota Medical Center among the top 50 hospitals in the nation for cancer care. [READ MORE]

University of North Carolina Hospitals (Chapel Hill). UNC Hospitals includes UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of just 47 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country. [READ MORE]

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston). Since U.S. News & World Report began ranking cancer care at U.S. hospitals in 1990, MD Anderson Cancer Center has held the No. 1 or 2 spot on the list every year. [READ MORE]

University of Utah Health (Salt Lake City). The Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah is a National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center and Blue Distinction Center for Complex & Rare Cancers. [READ MORE]

University of Virginia Medical Center (Charlottesville). The cancer program at UVA Medical Center ranks among the top 20 cancer programs in the nation by CareChex for 2016. [READ MORE]

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (Madison). The UW Carbone Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the state of Wisconsin. [READ MORE] 

UPMC (Pittsburgh). UPMC CancerCenter has ranked among the top 25 institutions in the nation for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report. [READ MORE] 

USC Norris Cancer Hospital-Keck Medical Center of USC (Los Angeles). USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of just 47 cancer centers in the nation to be designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. [READ MORE]

UT Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas). UT Southwestern Medical Center's Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center — as designated by the National Cancer Institute — was established in 1991. [READ MORE]

Valley Hospital (Ridgewood, N.J.). The Valley Hospital is a 451-bed, nonprofit healthcare facility that serves more than 440,000 people across 32 different New Jersey towns. [READ MORE]

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, Tenn.). Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, just one of two in Tennessee and the only such center in the state that offers care to adults and children. [READ MORE]

Via Christi Health, Wichita (Kan.), a member of Ascension. Via Christi Health is the largest provider of healthcare services in Kansas and employs more 10,000 people. [READ MORE]

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.). For 2016-17, U.S. News & World Report ranked Wake Forest Baptist's Comprehensive Cancer Center — as designated by the National Cancer Institute — among the top 50 hospitals in the country for cancer care. [READ MORE]

Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Hospital. The Yale Cancer Center was established in 1974, the same year it received its National Institute of Cancer designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of 47 in the country. [READ MORE]

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