100 hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs | 2014

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Becker's Hospital Review has named the following hospitals to the 2014 edition of "100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs." These hospitals are leading the way in terms of quality patient care, cancer outcomes and research.

The following hospitals have all received recognition from several reputable ranking agencies, including U.S. News & World Report, Truven Health Analytics, the National Cancer Institute, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, CareChex and the BlueCross BlueShield Association.

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.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital (Minneapolis). The Virginia Piper Cancer Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital is a teaching hospital cancer program accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Additionally, the hospital received the 2013 Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award, recognizing the hospital for outstanding effort and commitment to providing high-quality cancer care. The hospital has also been named a Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers.

Advocate Christ Medical Center (Oak Lawn, Ill.). Christ Medical Center and its Cancer Institute diagnose nearly 1,800 new patients every year. Christ Medical Center is the only hospital in Illinois affiliated with Houston-based MD Anderson Cancer Network, offering patients treatments supported by MD Anderson Cancer Center's experts. The American College of Surgeons has accredited Christ Medical Center as a Cancer Teaching Hospital. Additionally, the Magnet-recognized hospital was named one of Truven Health's 100 Top Hospitals and ranked in the top 100 for cancer care by CareChex this year.

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Lurie Children's treats 220 new patients each year for a wide range of childhood cancers. Lurie Children's includes the Falk Brain Tumor Center, the only center in the Midwest that is part of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium, which was formed by the National Cancer Institute in 1999. U.S. News & World Report ranked Lurie Children's as the No. 6 pediatric hospital for cancer in the nation for 2014-15.

Aspirus Wausau (Wis.) Hospital. At the Aspirus Regional Cancer Center at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, patients have access to an advanced array of technology and treatments. The Aspirus Regional Cancer Center is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center and is a member of the Wisconsin Oncology Network, allowing patients to participate in clinical trials. Additionally, the Aspirus Regional Cancer Center is a member of the Association of Community Cancer Centers and is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and the Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation.

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center (Milwaukee). Cancer patients at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, and patients throughout the Aurora network, are offered the unique services of cancer nurse navigators, nurses specially trained in supporting and caring for cancer patients and their families. Aurora was the first in Wisconsin to introduce Gamma Knife and CyberKnife radiosurgery treatment therapies. Aurora Cancer Care has received a three-year certification from the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program, which recognizes the program for meeting the highest standards for quality cancer care.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis). Recognized by the National Cancer Institute as a designated comprehensive cancer center, Barnes-Jewish Hospital's Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center is the only one in Missouri to be part of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. There are more than 350 Washington University researchers and physicians serving more than 8,000 newly diagnosed patients every year in the Center for Advanced Medicine, an outpatient facility that opened in 2001 on the Barnes-Jewish Hospital campus. The hospital is also accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and is consistently nationally ranked for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report.

Baystate Medical Center (Springfield, Mass.). The Lynn Katz Oncology Unit is part of the larger Baystate Regional Cancer Program, which is housed at Baystate Medical Center. Baystate Children's Hospital, where pediatric cancer patients are admitted, is also located on the Baystate Medical Center campus. The oncology unit provides specialized units for post-operative care for surgical and gynecological patients. Baystate Medical Center was recognized as one of Truven Health's 100 Top Hospitals in 2014 and has been named a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak (Mich.). The Beaumont Cancer Institute at the Royal Oak campus is widely and highly recognized for cancer care. It is designated by the National Cancer Institute as a comprehensive cancer center, accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, recognized as a Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers and is an Accredited Breast Center by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. The Beaumont Cancer Institute is staffed by more than 3,000 physicians specializing in more than 100 types of treatment. It also offers a cancer genetics program to help identify hereditary cancer risks.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston). As a Harvard teaching hospital, the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center offers programs for 20 distinct types of cancers, including the most recently announced pancreatic cancer program. BIDMC's cancer center was the first academic medical center to receive a Quality Oncology Practice Initiative certification in 2012 from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. In for 2014-15, BIDMC was nationally ranked in cancer care by U.S. News & World Report.

Boone Hospital Center (Columbia, Mo.). At the Stewart Cancer Center at Boone Hospital Center, approximately 2,000 patients are admitted yearly for primary or secondary cancer diagnoses. If hospitalization is required, the dedicated medical oncology unit houses 32 beds. The Stewart Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, is Magnet-designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and was ranked in the top 50 for cancer care by CareChex.

Carolinas HealthCare System (Charlotte, N.C.). The Levine Cancer Institute is a "cancer institute without walls" that connects Carolinas HealthCare System's network of programs throughout North and South Carolina. The Institute's administrative and research headquarters are on the Carolinas Medical Center campus in Charlotte. The Levine Cancer Institute received the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, ACoS' highest recognition. Carolinas Medical Center is also a Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles). There are more than 20 centers, programs and specialized services at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, including a women's cancer program dedicated to studying and treating gender-specific cancers and those cancers known to affect women differently than men. The Cancer Institute also collaborates with medical staff to conduct monthly tumor boards/cancer conferences where specialists discuss cancer management options. More cancer surgeries are performed at Cedars-Sinai than any other hospital in Los Angeles County. The Cancer Institute is designated by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and the hospital is Magnet-designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

CHI St. Luke’s Health – Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center (Houston). The Cancer Center at Baylor St. Luke's Hospital was established in 1992. It is home to the St. Luke's Cancer Registry, a case-specific database with information about each patient's type of cancer that contributes to treatment planning, staging and continuity of care. The program has received accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. 

Children's Hospital Los Angeles. In 2014, the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children's Hospital Los Angeles was ranked No. 5 in the nation for cancer care on U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals List. Patients are seen by an interdisciplinary team, including pediatric oncologists and hematologists, specialized nurses, pain management experts, child development experts and art and music therapists. The Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disease is part of the Children's Oncology Group, a cooperative of 237 pediatric research centers, and has pioneered a number of advancements in the field, including the use of gene therapy for recurring tumors and the development of the first pelvic bone salvage protocols for bone tumors.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The Cancer Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is ranked No. 2 among the nation's children's hospitals for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report for 2014-15. A staff of 43 full-time pediatric oncologists, 54 physicians, 22 oncology nurse practitioners, 50 oncology nurses, 11 child life specialists and six social workers collaborate to ensure top quality care for patients. The center also offers the only dedicated pediatric PET/CT scanner in the northeastern U.S. Additionally, the center is designated as a Children's Oncology Group Phase I and Phase II institution, allowing researchers to fast-track clinical trials of new cancer treatments.

Christiana Care Health Services (Newark, Del.). Christiana Care Health Services' Helen F. Graham Cancer Center features state-of-the-art treatment technology, including the CyberKnife radiosurgery treatment and the da Vinci Robot. Additionally, Christiana Care's Breast Center features the only dedicated breast MRI scanner in Delaware. The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center is a designated site for the National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Centers Program. It is also accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. The Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children's features one of the largest pediatric blood and marrow transplantation programs in the country, with more than 1,300 transplants performed in the past 20 years. CBDI is also one of the largest referral centers in the country and cares for approximately 3,400 children yearly. For 2014-15, Cincinnati Children's was ranked third in the country for cancer care among children's hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

City of Hope (Duarte, Calif.). The Comprehensive Cancer Center at City of Hope is designated as such by the National Cancer Institute. In 2003, City of Hope was one of the first cancer centers in the country to offer robotic prostate surgery and its physicians have performed more than 6,000 prostate cancer procedures since. The Cancer Center hosts five research programs covering the continuum of cancer care. Additionally, a handful of cancer drugs, including Avastin and Herceptin, were developed based on technology pioneered by City of Hope.

Cleveland Clinic. More than 250 providers treat more than 14,000 cancer patients each year at Taussig Cancer Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. The Institute offers a variety of treatment options and even features the Taussig Oncology Program for Seniors, a specialized geriatric oncology clinic to help patients over age 75 manage their cancer treatments. In 2014-15, U.S. News & World Report ranked Cleveland Clinic as No. 13 in the country for cancer care.

Cone Health (Greensboro, N.C.). Known as Cone Health's flagship, Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital is a leader in compassionate and quality care across its 63-acre campus. The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital includes a 536-bed teaching hospital, an inpatient rehabilitation center, a level II trauma center and centers that specialize in pediatrics, heart and vascular, neuroscience, orthopedics and stroke. The hospital also offers complete oncology care including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgical oncology.

Covenant Medical Center (Saginaw, Mich.). Covenant HealthCare offers three specialized centers as part of its cancer care services: the Cancer Care and Infusion Therapy Center, the Breast Health Center and Saginaw Radiation Oncology Center. Covenant also offers the Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation Program, providing patients with comprehensive and coordinated cancer rehabilitation by a team of STAR Program clinicians. Covenant Medical Center is designated by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Additionally, the Breast Health Program was designated as an American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence and is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center (Boston). The Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center is a collaboration between the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute was founded in 1947 and currently treats more than 300,000 patients a year. The Institute is a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and is involved in nearly 700 clinical trials. U.S. News & World Report ranked Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center No. 4 in the country and No. 1 in New England for cancer care in 2014. It is also a comprehensive cancer center, as designated by the National Cancer Institute.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Lebanon, N.H.). In 1990, the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock was designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute. The Center has 17 interdisciplinary oncology programs and serves more than 31,000 patients annually. Additionally, a variety of specialists gather for tumor boards, where providers review and discuss a patient's medical condition and determine treatment plans. Approximately 135 cancer researchers are involved in 250 active research projects at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, and the projects are supported by more than $68 million in grants each year.

Duke University Hospital (Durham, N.C.). The Duke Cancer Institute is part of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, which is an alliance of 21 cancer centers dedicated to further oncology research. U.S. News & World Report ranked the Duke Cancer Institute as one of the top 50 hospitals for cancer care across the country in its 2014-15 rankings.

Emory University Hospital (Atlanta). Cancer care at Emory University Hospital is integrated with and coordinated through the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University, Georgia's irsft and only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center.  U.S. News & World Report ranked Emory University's program as one of the top 50 for cancer care across the country in its 2014-15 rankings.

Evanston (Ill.) Hospital. Evanston Hospital, part of NorthShore University HealthSystem, offers cancer care services at the Kellogg Cancer Center. Evanston Hospital was named one of America's Top Quality Hospitals for cancer care in 2014 by CareChex, and the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer has continuously accredited NorthShore as an Academic Comprehensive Cancer Program since 1981.

Florida Hospital Orlando. The Florida Hospital Cancer Institute treats more newly diagnosed cancer patients than any health system in the southeast region of the United States. More than 8,000 cancer surgeries are performed annually at FHCI, and clinicians have been performing bone marrow transplants to treat blood-related cancers since 1996. The FHCI has several national accreditations, such as that from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Florida Hospital was ranked nationally for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report for 2014-15.

Fox Chase Cancer Center (Philadelphia). Founded in 1904, Fox Chase Cancer Center was one of the first cancer hospitals in the country and later became one of the first hospitals to receive designation as a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center in 1974. In July 2012, this 100-bed hospital expanded access to cancer care and research through an affiliation with Temple University Health System and Temple University School of Medicine, both in Philadelphia. U.S. News & World Report ranked Fox Chase Cancer Center as one of the top 20 hospitals for cancer care across the country in its 2014-15 rankings.

Geisinger Medical Center (Danville, Pa.). The Geisinger Cancer Institute at Geisinger Medical Center is home to 14 specific cancer programs and more than 100 clinical research trials focused on cancer prevention, detection and treatment. Geisinger Medical Center was named one of America's Top Quality Hospitals for cancer care in 2014 by CareChex. It is also a participant in the National Cancer Institute's Community Cancer Centers Program, which helps the hospital offer the most advanced care and treatment options to patients close to home.

Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center. The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center is comprised of 14 specialized divisions for cancer care and offers patients access to more than 200 clinical trials. U.S. News & World Report ranked HackensackUMC as one of the top 50 hospitals for cancer care across the country in its 2014-15 rankings.

Hahnemann University Hospital (Philadelphia). Cancer care at Hahnemann University Hospital is provided in affiliation with Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. The Cancer Center at Hahnemann University Hospital is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and is certified as a Teaching Hospital Cancer Program.  

Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit). The Josephine Ford Center Institute at Henry Ford Hospital treats more than 14,000 patients each year. Henry Ford Hospital was named one of America's Top Quality Hospitals for cancer care in 2014 by CareChex. The hospital is also accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian (Newport Beach, Calif.). The Hoag Family Cancer Institute treats more than 3,300 newly diagnosed patients each year. Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian was named one of America's Top Quality Hospitals for cancer care in 2014 by CareChex. In January, Hoag announced the formation of an alliance with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center to enhance both centers' capabilities for patient care.

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia). The Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania was established in 1973, the same year it received comprehensive cancer center designation from the National Cancer Institute. U.S. News & World Report ranked the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania as one of the top 50 hospitals for cancer care across the country in its 2014-15 rankings. The cancer center was also named one of America's Top Quality Hospitals for cancer care in 2014 by CareChex.

Houston Methodist Hospital. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, which hosts many its cancer center's clinical trials. The hospital is Magnet-designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. U.S. News & World Report ranked Houston Methodist Hospital's as one of the top 50 hospitals for cancer care across the country in its 2014-15 rankings.

IU Health Academic Health Center (Indianapolis). IU Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center is the only patient care cancer center in Indiana to receive the National Cancer Institute designation. IU Health was named one of America's Top Quality Hospitals for cancer care in 2014 by CareChex, and the hospital is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center (Baltimore, Md.). The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center is named after the former chairman of Jones Apparel Group and prominent philanthropist Sidney Kimmel. Every year, around 7,000 new cancer patients visit the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. U.S. News & World Report ranked Johns Hopkins Hospital as one of the top five hospitals in the country for cancer care in 2014-15. Johns Hopkins Hospital was also named one of America's Top Quality Hospitals for cancer care in 2014 by CareChex.

Johnson City (Tenn.) Medical Center. Johnson City Medical Center's Regional Cancer Center offers cancer care in affiliation with physicians at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. Johnson City Medical Center was named one of America's Top Quality Hospitals for cancer care in 2014 by CareChex and is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

Loyola University Medical Center (Maywood, Ill.). Loyola University Medical Center's cancer services are offered through the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, named in honor of the late Archbishop of Chicago Joseph Cardinal Bernardin. It was the first freestanding facility in the state dedicated to cancer research, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Loyola University Medical Center was ranked nationally for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report for 2014-15.

Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). The Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center offers more than 400 clinical trials each year. The hospital was the first in Massachusetts to receive Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. U.S. News & World Report ranked Massachusetts General Hospital as one of the top 10 hospitals for cancer care across the country in its 2014-15 rankings.

Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is spread throughout the country, with sites in Scottsdale, Ariz., Jacksonville, Fla., and Rochester. U.S. News & World Report ranked Mayo Clinic as one of the top five hospitals for cancer care across the country in its 2014-15 rankings. The hospital was also named one of America's Top Quality Hospitals for cancer care in 2014 by CareChex.

Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center (Houston). Memorial Hermann includes seven cancer center sites at each of its hospitals in southeast Texas. The medical center was named one of America's Top Quality Hospitals for cancer care in 2014 by CareChex and is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.  

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York City). Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is the oldest and largest private cancer center in the world. Founded in 1884, Memorial Sloan-Kettering is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and world leader in patient care, research and educational programs. With 469 inpatient beds and a surgical center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering is home to more than a dozen multidisciplinary cancer care teams that combine expertise and experience across numerous specialties to ensure the best possible treatment.

Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital (Marshfield, Wis.). Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital, part of Stevens Point, Wis.-based Ministry Health Care, is listed as one of Healthgrade's top overall hospitals and one of CareChex's top 50 hospitals for cancer care. It is also a Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers. Ministry Saint Joseph's is the only major rural referral medical center in Wisconsin.

Mission Hospital (Asheville, N.C.). Mission Hospital, part of Asheville-based Mission Health, is the system's flagship hospital licensed for 795 beds. The hospital started treating cancer more than 25 years ago, when it added the region's first board-certified radiation oncologist. Most of the hospital's cancer services are housed in the SECU Cancer Center, a Gold LEED-certified building that opened in 2012. CareChex ranked the hospital as one of the top 100 in the nation for cancer care in 2014.

Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, Fla.). Moffitt Cancer Center is a 162-bed cancer center committed to the prevention of and cure for cancer. Known for its patient care, research and education, Moffitt Cancer Center is Florida's only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Moffitt among the nation's top 50 hospitals for cancer care each year since 1999. Moffitt, which admitted its first patient in 1986, now has outpatient treatment programs that record more than 328,300 visits each year.

Mount Sinai Hospital (New York City). Mount Sinai Hospital, ranked nationally for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report for 2014-15, offers the most advanced treatments for patients with all types of cancer. The Tisch Cancer Institute was established at Mount Sinai Health System in 2007, and its Dubin Breast Center, which opened in 2011, offers cutting-edge breast health services. In 2013, Tisch's gastrointestinal medical oncologists received the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative certification by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha). Nebraska Medical Center, a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, has nationally recognized programs in surgical oncology, chemotherapy, radiation and clinical trials. It has been ranked as one of the top 50 hospitals for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report, and its cancer program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (New York City). One of the nation's largest hospitals with 2,478 beds, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital features two cancer centers: the National Cancer Institute-designated Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center of NewYork Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center; and the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medical College/Ronald P. Stanton Clinic Cancer Program at NewYork Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital treats more than 7,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients annually.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago). In partnership with the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University — a National Cancer Center Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center — Northwestern Memorial Hospital is dedicated to enhancing cancer care by developing clinical practice guidelines that are updated each year. The Lurie Cancer Center is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Northwestern Memorial, a Magnet-designated hospital, is consistently ranked as one of the best hospitals for cancer care in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

NYU Langone Medical Center (New York City). National Cancer Institute-designated NYU Langone Medical Center's Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center is known for its use of state-of-the-art cancer therapies and clinical trials. Formerly the NYU Cancer Institute, the Perlmutter Cancer Center is a translational cancer center that takes a team approach to cancer with expertise from other clinical areas and specialties. The center includes the Stephen D. Hassenfield Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, the Hospital for Joint Diseases and the Smilow Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Center.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Columbus). The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and the affiliated Richard J. Solove Research Institute is one of the nation's premier cancer centers for the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer. "The James," a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, is the Midwest's first freestanding cancer hospital. The center is also only one of seven in the country funded by the NCI to conduct phase I and phase II clinical trials for new anti-cancer drugs.

Oregon Health and Science University (Portland). The Oregon Health and Science University Knight Cancer Institute is an international leader in cancer research known for its personalized medicine for cancer treatment. The director of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Brian Druker, MD, is known for his discovery of ways to attack cancer cells at a molecular level. The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center and houses one of the region's largest bone marrow transplant programs. U.S. News & World Report has ranked the hospital as one of the top 50 in the nation for cancer care.

Peninsula Regional Medical Center (Salisbury, Md.). The Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute of Peninsula Regional Medical Center was listed in CareChex's top 50 for cancer care. With an emphasis on advanced medicine, comprehensive services and compassionate care, the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute offers symptom management and includes an award winning breast center, genetic counseling and cancer risk assessments. The Institute also houses the Peninsula Institute for Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery.

Riverside Methodist Hospital (Columbus, Ohio). The Arthur G. H. Bing, MD, Cancer Center is a five-story center on the Riverside Methodist Hospital Campus. Riverside Methodist is part of Columbus-based OhioHealth. The outpatient cancer center is home to 160 physicians in 20 specialties involved in providing quality cancer care to its patients. Riverside Methodist was ranked as No. 27 in the nation for cancer care by CareChex this year.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (New Brunswick, N.J.). Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is the flagship cancer hospital of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in New Jersey. The Steeplechase Cancer Center at RWJ Somerset is accredited as a comprehensive community cancer center by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and U.S. News & World Report ranked RWJUH as one of the top 50 hospitals for cancer care for 2014-15.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Buffalo, N.Y.). The Roswell Park Cancer Institute, considered a revolutionary model of a multidisciplinary approach to cancer, was founded in 1898. Roswell is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive care center and has set itself apart as a leader in surgical robotics, vitamin D research, immunotherapy and vaccine therapy, studies targeting tumor microenvironment and cancer prevention and the development and testing of new agents and technology. The Institute consists of 15 buildings, including a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment center.  

Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). The Rush University Cancer Center comprises all of Rush University's cancer-related clinical, research and educational efforts. The center also includes Rush's outpatient cancer center, placing the majority of Rush University Cancer Center's services and care providers in a single location. U.S. News & World Report ranked Rush as one of the top 50 hospitals in the country for cancer care for 2014-15.

Scott & White Memorial Hospital (Temple, Texas). Scott & White Memorial Hospital's Scott & White Cancer Institute is an academic, comprehensive cancer program dedicated to guiding cancer patients through diagnosis, treatment and recovery. The Scott & White Cancer Institute is known for its multidisciplinary Integrated Care Teams including specialized services for site-specific cancers. The care at the Scott & White Cancer Institute includes but is not limited to medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, oncology social work, genetics, nursing and pathology.

Scripps Health (San Diego). Scripps Health is home to one of only two American College of Surgeons-designated Integrated Network Cancer Programs in California. Scripps Health also includes the Scripps Proton Therapy Center, which is one of only 15 operating proton treatment centers in the nation that offers radiation therapy for cancerous tumors. The oncology services throughout the Scripps system include but are not limited to home healthcare, hospice care, inpatient palliative care, nutrition services, emotional care, rehabilitation services and spiritual support.

University Hospitals Case Medical Center (Cleveland). The Seidman Cancer Center at UH Case Medical Center dates back to 1987, when the National Cancer Institute named it the first clinical cancer center in northern Ohio, later designating it as a comprehensive cancer center in 1998. U.S. News & World Report ranked University Hospitals as one of the top 20 hospitals in the country for cancer care in 2014-15. In July, HHS awarded Seidman Cancer Center a $4.7 million, three-year grant to test a new model of care for patients with late-stage cancer and significant comorbidities.

Shands Hospital at the University of Florida (Gainesville). The UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital is affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, which allows patients to benefit from the latest medical knowledge and technology. Shands Cancer Hospital is home to a full spectrum of radiological capabilities, a bone marrow transplant outpatient clinic and more than 250 researchers and clinicians who specialize in cancer care.

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, under the LifeBridge Health umbrella, is affiliated with the Alvin and Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute. The Institute is accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer. In 2013, the Institute launched a comprehensive bone and soft tissue tumor center at Sinai Hospital to provide advanced treatment options for rare types of tumors. Sinai Hospital is Magnet-designated for nursing excellence.

St. Cloud Hospital (Saint Cloud, Minn.). As part of CentraCare Health, St. Cloud Hospital is affiliated with the Coborn Cancer Center, the first program in the country to become a member of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Care Network. Coborn Cancer Center is accredited as a comprehensive community cancer program by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and it is a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence. CareChex has ranked St. Cloud Hospital as one of the top 100 in the country for cancer care.

St. John Medical Center (Tulsa, Okla.). The cancer center at St. John Medical Center has received accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and is accredited by the ACoS as a comprehensive community cancer program. The hospital, Magnet-designated for nursing excellence, was also ranked by CareChex as one of the top 100 in the country for cancer care. In July, St. John Medical Center became the first and only hospital in Oklahoma to join the MD Anderson Cancer Network, which makes it a local affiliate of University Of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis, Tenn.). St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center devoted solely to children, having received designation in 1977. U.S. News & World Report ranked St. Jude Children's as one of the top 10 hospitals in the country for pediatric cancer care in 2014-15. The hospital includes more than 160 clinicians and scientists and offers more than 150 clinical trials.

St. Vincent Hospital & Health Services (Indianapolis). St. Vincent Hospital & Health Services makes cancer care and prevention accessible through interventions like its mobile screening van, which provides free mammograms for uninsured and underinsured patients. The American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer has recognized St. Vincent Cancer Care for high-quality cancer care. Last summer, the Association of Community Cancer Centers named St. Vincent Cancer Care one of five community resource centers in the country for patients with small population or rare cancers.

Stanford Health Care (Palo Alto, Calif.). Stanford Cancer Institute takes a multidisciplinary, team-based approach to oncology with more than 300 researchers and clinicians. The Institute was founded in 2003 and received cancer center designation from the National Cancer Institute in 2007. U.S. News & World Report ranked Stanford Hospital and Clinics as one of the top 10 hospitals in the country for cancer care in 2014-15.  

Sutter General Hospital (Sacramento). Sutter Cancer Center takes a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care, bringing together surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists and other cancer specialists together for team-based care delivery. Each of Sutter's cancer centers has earned accreditation from the American College of Surgeons. The cancer center at Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a comprehensive community cancer program.

Texas Children's Hospital (Houston). Texas Children's cancer and hematology centers treat all pediatric cancer and blood disorders, even the most rare. The centers handle more than 35,000 outpatient visits each year with patients from 35 states and 26 countries, making the hospital home to the one of the largest pediatric cancer and hematology programs in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital as No. 4 in the country for pediatric cancer care in 2014-15.

Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth. Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth is 726-bed, Magnet-designated regional referral center. The hospital has received an Outstanding Achievement Award for excellence in providing cancer care from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. CareChex also ranked the hospital as one of the top 100 in the country for cancer care.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Philadelphia). Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson was established in 1991. Today, the National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center includes six research programs and approximately 150 physicians and scientists specializing in cancer. A study led by Kimmel investigators this year discovered molecular clues that may help physicians therapeutically target inflammatory breast cancer, which is a highly aggressive form of the disease.

UC San Diego Medical Center. Established in 1978, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center is one of 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States and the only one in the San Diego region. U.S. News & World Report ranked UC San Diego Medical Center as No. 25 in the country for cancer care in 2014-15. The hospital is currently expanding its capacity for oncology by constructing Jacobs Medical Center, which will open in 2016. Adjacent to Moores Cancer Center, it will have two floors devoted to the Pauline and Stanley Foster Hospital for Cancer Care.

UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles). UCLA Medical Center's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center was designated as comprehensive by the National Cancer Institute in 1967. JCCC is one of the largest comprehensive cancer centers in the country, with more than 240 physicians and scientists, and it handles more than 20,000 patient visits per year. U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA Medical Center as one of the top 10 hospitals in the country for cancer care in 2014-15.

UCSF Medical Center (San Francisco). The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is home to several oncology breakthroughs, including the existence of cancer-causing oncogenes. U.S. News & World Report ranked UCSF as one of the top 10 hospitals in the country for cancer care in 2014-15 and the National Cancer Institute has designated UCSF as a comprehensive cancer center. UCSF's new 289-bed medical center complex that includes a cancer hospital is slated to open to patients in 2015.

University of Alabama Hospital (Birmingham). UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the six-state area of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, South Carolina and Georgia. The center is home to more than 330 physicians and researchers and has an estimated 5,000 new patients each year. The center developed the UAB Health System Cancer Community Network, which includes 10 partner hospitals across five states and aims to expand the availability and quality of cancer services in patients' local communities.

University of Arizona Medical Center (Tucson). The University of Arizona Cancer Center was founded in 1976 and designated as one of the first comprehensive cancer centers by the National Cancer Institute in 1990. Hundreds of physicians, scientists, postdoctoral fellows and students work in the center's 73 research laboratories, which emphasize personalized medicine and research for cancer prevention. The hospital has received Magnet designation for nursing excellence.

University of California Davis Medical Center (Sacramento). The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, designated as comprehensive by the National Cancer Institute, draws more than $100 million annually for cancer research. Clinicians and researchers at the center have a special focus on understanding why cancer affects people differently and are working to eliminate disparities and improve outcomes for all cancer patients. UC Davis Medical Center was ranked as the No. 1 hospital for cancer in the Sacramento area and among the top 50 nationally by U.S. News & World Report in 2014-15.

University of Chicago Medical Center. University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center includes more than 200 cancer specialists and is one of two National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in Illinois. In May 2014, a team from UChicago Medicine received a five-year, $3.9-million NCI grant to serve as the only lead site in Illinois for the newly created National Clinical Trials Network. The hospital is home to several cancer-related breakthroughs, such as that of Janet D. Rowley, MD, a professor of medicine at UChicago who discovered specific chromosomal changes caused certain types of leukemia.

University of Colorado Hospital (Aurora). University of Colorado Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the state. The center treated 2,750 new adult patients in 2013 and the hospital has reported its five-year survival rates for many types of cancer are as much as 30 percent higher than state, regional and national averages. U.S. News & World Report ranked University of Colorado Hospital as No. 15 in the country for cancer care in 2013-14.

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City). Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center was founded in 1980 and has held National Cancer Institute designation as a comprehensive cancer center — the only such institution in the state — since 2000. U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital as one of the top 15 in the country for cancer care for 2014-15. In 2011, the American College of Surgeons Committee on Cancer awarded Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center a three-year accreditation with commendations in cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach and quality improvement.

University of Kansas Hospital (Kansas City). The University of Kansas Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. U.S. News & World Report ranks KU Hospital among the top 50 programs for cancer care in the nation, and the cancer center achieved designation as a cancer center by the National Cancer Institute in June 2012.

University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital (Lexington). The clinical programs at Markey Cancer Center, founded in 1983, are integrated with UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital. Markey was designated as a cancer center by the National Cancer Institute in July 2013, and the cancer center has seen a 29 percent growth in patient visits compared to five years ago. UK Chandler Hospital is a Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers for 10 cancer types.

University of Maryland Medical Center (Baltimore). The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, part of the UMMC, is a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. It offers more than 200 clinical trials, and its nursing staff has achieved Magnet status for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. UMMC was ranked as one of the top 50 hospitals in the nation for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report for 2014-15.

University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers (Ann Arbor). The U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of just 41 organizations designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute, is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, which develops national guidelines for the delivery of quality care. The center constantly ranks in the top 10 nationally for funding from the National Cancer Institute. U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital among the top 35 in the nation for cancer care in 2014-15.

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview (Minneapolis). The cancer program at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, is run through the University of Minnesota Physicians Cancer Care at Fairview, a specialized team of clinicians dedicated to providing cancer care. This team is also the primary group practice associated with the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. The physician team performed the world's first successful blood and marrow transplant for Burkitt's lymphoma.

University of North Carolina Hospitals (Chapel Hill). UNC Hospitals includes North Carolina Cancer Hospital, the clinical home of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Lineberger Center is designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute. The N.C. Cancer Hospital opened in 2009 and offers more than 225 clinical trials. U.S. News & World Report ranked UNC Hospitals as one of the nation's top 40 for cancer care for 2014-15.

University of Tennessee Medical Center (Knoxville). Physicians at the UT Cancer Institute diagnose and treat more cancer patients annually than other facilities in the region. CareChex ranked UT Medical Center in the top 100 nationally for cancer care this year, and U.S. News & World Report has named it high-performing in the region for cancer care. The Cancer Institute's Breast Health Outreach Program recently received a $20,000 one-year grant from the National Breast Cancer Foundation to increase awareness of early breast cancer detection.

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston). MD Anderson Cancer Center has ranked as one of the top two cancer centers in the nation for the last 25 years by U.S. News & World Report. Physicians at MD Anderson saw their first patient in 1944, and in 2013 they treated more than 120,000 people. MD Anderson is the No. 1 recipient for grants awarded and total grant dollars by the National Cancer Institute, and the NCI has designated it as one of just 41 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation.

University of Virginia Medical Center (Charlottesville). Clinicians at the University of Virginia Cancer Center provide high-quality cancer care, as evidenced by the hospital's No. 8 ranking in cancer care by CareChex this year. The National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center formed clinical teams, made up of researchers, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists and other professionals, in 1995. The center currently has 12 cancer-specific care teams.

University of Washington Medical Center (Seattle). Magnet-recognized UW Medical Center is part of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, which unites physicians from UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children's Hospital. Together, they form the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest. More than 5,500 new cancer patients are treated at SCCA every year. U.S. News & World Report ranked UW Medical Center as the No. 6 hospital for cancer care in 2014-15.

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (Madison). The UW Carbone Cancer Center is Wisconsin's only comprehensive cancer center, as designated by the National Cancer Institute. Clinicians see more than 30,000 patients annually for diagnosis, therapy, follow-up care or consultations. The Magnet-recognized hospital consistently ranks among the top 25 for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report.

UPMC (Pittsburgh). The UPMC CancerCenter is partnered with the region's only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. Physicians at the CancerCenter facilities treat 74,000 patients annually in 15 areas of expertise. In 2014, UPCI was awarded two grants from the NCI totaling nearly $10 million to aid research developments.

Keck Hospital of USC (Los Angeles). Keck Hospital of USC offers cancer care through its affiliation with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital. The center was one of the first eight National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the country. Keck Hospital was named one of America's Top Quality Hospitals for cancer care in 2014 by CareChex.

Valley Hospital (Ridgewood, N.J.). Valley Hospital, a 451-bed Magnet-recognized hospital, was the first in New Jersey to receive The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Cancer. The hospital's Daniel and Gloria Blumenthal Cancer Center was named a Women's Choice Award recipient as one of America's Best Hospitals for Cancer Care this year, and CareChex ranked the hospital in the top 100 in the nation for cancer care.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville). The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the state. The center's physicians serve more than 6,252 new cancer patients and see more than 151,000 outpatient visitors each year. CareChex ranked the hospital in the top 15 nationally for cancer care, and U.S. News & World Report has ranked VUMC as the No. 1 hospital for cancer care in Tennessee.

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.). The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has more than 120 clinicians representing all aspects of cancer care. It is one of just 41 organizations designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute, and the Breast Care Center was the first in the region to be granted full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Wake Forest as one of the top 50 hospitals in the nation for cancer care, and CareChex ranked it as No. 26 for cancer care this year.

WellStar Kennestone Hospital (Marietta, Ga.). CareChex ranked WellStar Kennestone Hospital among the top 50 in the nation for cancer care in 2014. The hospital is home to Georgia's first CyberKnife robotic radiosurgery program, which can reduce eight weeks of radiotherapy to five two-hour sessions. WellStar Kennestone's cancer program has been accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

West Virginia University Hospitals (Morgantown). The Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center at West Virginia University's clinics are owned and operated by WVU Hospitals. MBRCC is recognized by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer for providing high-quality cancer care. U.S. News & World Report recognizes WVUH as the state's No. 1 hospital for cancer treatment.

Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Hospital. The Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven treats more cancer patients than any other hospital in Connecticut. It is affiliated with Yale Cancer Center, a comprehensive cancer center as designated by the National Cancer Institute. The Magnet-recognized hospital was ranked as No. 39 in the nation for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report in 2014.

 

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