100 hospitals & health systems with great oncology programs | 2015

Becker's Hospital Review has named the following hospitals to the 2015 edition of "100 hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs."

The hospitals and health systems included on this list lead the way in care for patients with cancer. These organizations have received recognition for their clinical outcomes, multidisciplinary care teams, clinical expertise and oncology research. They are also influential in cancer education and prevention efforts.

Hospitals were selected for inclusion on this list based on a number of factors, including recognition received, accreditations earned and cancer-oriented group memberships held. Specifically, the Becker's editorial team examined U.S. News & World Report cancer care rankings, CareChex cancer care rankings, BlueCross BlueShield Association Blue Distinction Center designation, National Cancer Institute designations, Commission on Cancer accreditations and awards and National Comprehensive Cancer Network membership. Hospitals on this list have several of these recognitions.

Note: This list is not a ranking and is also not an endorsement of included hospitals or associated healthcare providers. Organizations cannot pay for inclusion on this list. They are presented in alphabetical order.

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Abbott Northwestern Hospital (Minneapolis). The Virginia Piper Cancer Institute at Abbott Northwestern is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as an Academic Comprehensive Cancer Program. [READ MORE]

Abington (Pa.) Memorial Hospital. The Rosenfeld Cancer Center at Abington Memorial, a Magnet hospital, was recognized as a Blue Distinction Center for Complex & Rare Cancers in 2008 and received a 2012 American College of Surgeons Outstanding Achievement Award. [READ MORE]

Advocate Christ Medical Center (Oak Lawn, Ill.). The Cancer Institute at the Advocate Christ Medical Center has received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. [READ MORE]

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center (Milwaukee). Aurora Health Care earned the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer in 2015. [READ MORE]

Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis). The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the Washington University School of Medicine is the only cancer center within a 240-mile radius of St. Louis to hold a Comprehensive Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute and membership in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. [READ MORE]

Beaumont Hospital (Royal Oak, Mich.). In 2013, the Beaumont Cancer Center received a three-year accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. [READ MORE]

Capital Health Medical Center-Hopewell (Pennington, N.J.). Capital Health Medical Center-Hopewell is a two-time recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. [READ MORE]

Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte, N.C.). The Levine Cancer Institute, part of CMC, boasts more than 25 locations across the Carolinas. [READ MORE]

Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca (N.Y.). The Cayuga Cancer Center has maintained continuous approval status from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer since 1985. [READ MORE]

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles). The Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai was ranked as one of the best cancer programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report for 2015-16. [READ MORE]

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was ranked as the No. 3 pediatric cancer hospital in the nation for 2015-16 by U.S. News & World Report. [READ MORE]

Christiana Care Health Services (Wilmington, Del.). The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, part of Christiana Care, was one of the first sites awarded in the National Cancer Institute's Community Cancer Centers Program. [READ MORE]

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. The Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children's was ranked No. 2 in the country for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report for 2015-16. [READ MORE]

City of Hope (Duarte, Calif.). The City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center began focusing on cancer research and treatment in the late 1940s. [READ MORE]

Cleveland Clinic. The Taussig Cancer Institute of Cleveland Clinic is designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the hospital is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the best cancer center in Ohio and among the best in the country. [READ MORE]

Columbia St. Mary's Cancer Center Milwaukee. This cancer center was presented with an Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer in 2015. [READ MORE]

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (Martinez, Calif.). Contra Costa's Cancer Program has received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer twice, first in 2009 and again in 2015. [READ MORE]

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center (Boston). Named a Blue Distinction Center for Complex & Rare Cancers in 2008, the Dana-Farber Brigham and Women's Cancer Center is also designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. [READ MORE]

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Lebanon, N.H.). The Norris Cotton Cancer Center at DHMC is designated by the National Cancer Institute as one of nine Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence in the country. [READ MORE]

Duke University Hospital (Durham, N.C.). The Duke Cancer Center is designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute and is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. [READ MORE]

Emory University Hospital (Atlanta). The Winship Cancer Institute, an affiliate of Emory Healthcare, is designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. [READ MORE]

Fox Chase Cancer Center (Philadelphia). In addition to being designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, the Fox Chase Cancer Center is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. [READ MORE]

Franciscan St. Anthony Health (Crown Point, Ind., and Michigan City, Ind.). Both of Franciscan St. Anthony Health's hospitals — in Crown Point and Michigan City, Ind. — received Outstanding Achievement Awards from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer this year. [READ MORE]

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (Washington, D.C.). Established in 1970, the center was the 16th National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, named in 1974, only four years after opening its doors. [READ MORE]

Greater Baltimore (Md.) Medical Center. The Sandra & Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at GBMC has received a full accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and is the largest facility in the state to have this designation. [READ MORE]

Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center. The John Theurer Cancer Center at HackensackUMC is the largest volume cancer care provider in the state, offering comprehensive care across 14 specialized divisions. [READ MORE]

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia). The Abramson Cancer Center, part of Penn Medicine, has been awarded Comprehensive Cancer Center status by the National Cancer Institute for the past 30 years. [READ MORE]

Houston Methodist Hospital. Houston Methodist Hospital was ranked nationally for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report in 2015-16. [READ MORE]

Indiana University Health (Indianapolis). The Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center was established in 1992 at Indiana University, earned its first National Cancer Institute-designation in 1999 and has had it renewed since. [READ MORE]

Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore). Established in 1973, the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the state of Maryland. [READ MORE]

Lehigh Valley Hospital (Allentown, Pa.). The John and Dorothy Morgan Cancer Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and the American College of Radiology. [READ MORE]

Loyola University Medical Center (Maywood, Ill.). Loyola University Medical Center offers cancer care though the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, the first freestanding facility in the state dedicated to cancer research, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. [READ MORE]

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC (Houma, La.) Terrebonne General Medical Center offers cancer care through the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC. [READ MORE]

Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). Massachusetts General Hospital ranks among the top 10 hospitals in the nation when it comes to cancer care, according to U.S. News & World Report's most recent rankings. [READ MORE]

Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). Spread across three sites in Scottsdale, Ariz., Jacksonville, Fla., and Rochester, Minn., the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is both a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and part of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. [READ MORE]

MedStar Health Baltimore Cancer Network. The Cancer Network, which comprises MedStar Franklin Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan, MedStar Harbor and MedStar Union Memorial hospitals, was granted three-year accreditation with commendation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer in June. [READ MORE]

Memorial Healthcare System (Hollywood, Fla.). The Memorial Cancer Institute holds accreditations from the American College of Radiology, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancer Centers. [READ MORE]

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York City). The world's oldest and largest private cancer center, providers at Memorial Sloan Kettering have been treating cancer patients for more than 130 years. [READ MORE]

Methodist Dallas Medical Center. The cancer services program at Methodist Dallas holds an accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, including an Outstanding Achievement Award in 2013. [READ MORE]

Middlesex Hospital (Middletown, Conn.). The Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center strives to provide individualized physical, educational, spiritual and emotional care to each of its patients. [READ MORE]

Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, Fla.). Moffitt Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Florida. [READ MORE]

Mount Sinai Hospital (New York City). The Tisch Cancer Institute at Icahn School of Medicine was established in 2007, is a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center and plays a key role in the Mount Sinai Health System. [READ MORE]

Nebraska Medicine (Omaha). The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at UNMC is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in the state. [READ MORE]

NewYork-Presbyterian University Hospital (New York City). One of the largest hospitals in the nation by bed size, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital compromises both the National Cancer Institute-designated Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at the 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. [READ MORE]

NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston, Ill.). The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer has continuously accredited NorthShore's Kellogg Cancer Center as an Academic Comprehensive Cancer Program since 1981. [READ MORE]

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago). A National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. [READ MORE]

NYU Langone Medical Center (New York City). NYU Langone's National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, is also a recipient of a three-year accreditation with commendation from the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer. [READ MORE]

Ochsner Medical Center (New Orleans). The Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center at Ochsner has been a National Cancer Institute-designated Community Clinical Oncology Program since 1983. [READ MORE]

Ohio State's Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. The OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute features a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, an aligned academic medical center and the Midwest's only freestanding cancer hospital. [READ MORE]

Oregon Health and Science University Hospital (Portland). An international leader in cancer research known for its personalized medicine for cancer treatment, the Oregon Health and Science University Knight Cancer Institute first received a Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute in 1997. [READ MORE]

Providence Portland (Ore.) Medical Center. Providence Portland Medical Center, Magnet-recognized for nursing excellence, is designated a Blue Distinction Center for Complex & Rare Cancers. [READ MORE]

Rhode Island Hospital (Providence). Rhode Island Hospital is designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Complex & Rare Cancers and is a founding partner of the Comprehensive Cancer Center. [READ MORE]

Riverside Methodist Hospital (Columbus, Ohio). The OhioHealth Arthur G.H. Bing, MD, Cancer Center, a five-story, freestanding center on the campus of Riverside Methodist and is part of Columbus-based OhioHealth. [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 The Cancer Institute of New Jersey and is a 123-bed hospital within a hospital. [READ MORE]

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 as the nation's first cancer center. [READ MORE]

Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). The Rush University Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and received an Outstanding Achievement Award in 2014. [READ MORE]

Scott & White Memorial Hospital (Temple, Texas). The Scott & White Cancer Institute, located at Scott & White Memorial Hospital, boasts integrated care teams of healthcare professionals for 12 site-specific cancers. [READ MORE]

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Comprising the Seattle Children's Hospital, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington Medical Center, the SCCA is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Northwest. [READ MORE]

South Nassau Communities Hospital (Oceanside, N.Y.). The Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and earned an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer this year, the third consecutive time it earned the award. [READ MORE]

St. John Medical Center (Tulsa, Okla.). The LaFortune Cancer Center at St. John Medical Center is an American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer-accredited cancer resource provider as well as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program. [READ MORE]

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis, Tenn.). St. Jude Children's is Magnet-recognized for excellence in nursing and is the first National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. [READ MORE]

St. Vincent Hospital and Health Services (Indianapolis). St. Vincent Hospital & Health Services is an accredited cancer center by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. [READ MORE]

St. Vincent Hospital Regional Cancer Center (Green Bay, Wis.). The St. Vincent Hospital Regional Cancer Center received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer this year. [READ MORE]

Stanford (Calif.) Hospital. A Blue Distinction Center for Complex & Rare Cancers, the Stanford Cancer Institute has a staff of more than 300 clinicians and researchers working to advance new developments in cancer treatment. [READ MORE]

Texas Children's Hospital (Houston). As the largest pediatric cancer center in the country, Texas Children's cancer and hematology centers treat all pediatric cancer and blood disorders, even the most rare. [READ MORE]

Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth. The Klabzuba Cancer Center at Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth is recognized by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as an approved Comprehensive Community Cancer Program. [READ MORE]

Thibodaux (La.) Regional Medical Center. The Thibodaux Regional Cancer Center was both the first freestanding cancer center in the region and the only cancer program in Louisiana to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer three times. [READ MORE]

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Philadelphia). First established in 1991, today the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson is a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center that includes six research programs and approximately 150 physicians and scientists specializing in cancer. [READ MORE]

UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center (Birmingham, Ala.). The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center to is the only center in a six-state area including Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, South Carolina and Georgia to hold a National Cancer Institute designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. [READ MORE]

UC Davis Medical Center (Sacramento, Calif.). Founded in 1991, the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center received a National Cancer Institute designation in 2002 and attained comprehensive status in 2012. [READ MORE]

UC Irvine (Calif.) Comprehensive Cancer Center. UC Irvine's Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, located UC Irvine Medical Center, is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. [READ MORE]

UC San Diego Medical Center. Ranked among the top 25 best cancer centers in the country for 2015-16 by U.S. News & World Report, Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. [READ MORE]

UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles). The Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA was designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute in 1967. [READ MORE]

UCSF Medical Center (San Francisco). The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is consistently ranked among the top cancer hospitals in the nation by U.S News & World Report — for 2015-16, it was ranked No. 9 in the nation for cancer care. [READ MORE]

UF Health Shands Hospital (Gainesville). UF Health Shands Hospital is one of the top 50 hospitals in the nation for cancer care, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2015-16 rankings. [READ MORE]

University Hospitals Case Medical Center (Cleveland). The Seidman Cancer Center, recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top cancer centers in the nation, is part of the National Cancer Institute designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University. [READ MORE]

University of Chicago Medical Center. The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of two National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in Illinois. [READ MORE]

University of Colorado Hospital (Aurora). University of Colorado Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the state. [READ MORE]

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City). Found in 1980, the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only center in the state to hold that designation from the National Cancer Institute. [READ MORE]

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 for 2015-16. [READ MORE]

University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital (Lexington). The five-year goal of the Markey Cancer Center, founded in 1983, is to decrease Kentucky's cancer deaths by 50 percent, as the state is currently first in the nation for overall cancer mortality. [READ MORE]

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. [READ MORE]

University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers (Ann Arbor). A National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. [READ MORE]

University of Minnesota Medical Center (Minneapolis). Cancer care at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, is offered by University of Minnesota Physicians Cancer Care specialists. [READ MORE]

University of North Carolina Hospitals (Chapel Hill). UNC Hospitals includes the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, which was established in 1975. [READ MORE]

University of Tennessee Medical Center (Knoxville). The only academic medical center and largest provider of cancer care in the region, the UT Medical Center Cancer Institute is also a Magnet-recognized hospital and Level I trauma center. [READ MORE]

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston). MD Anderson clinicians saw their first patient in 1944, and approximately 1 million patients have been treated there since. [READ MORE]

University of Toledo (Ohio) Medical Center. University of Toledo Medical Center established The Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center in 2013. [READ MORE]

University of Utah Health (Salt Lake City). Both a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a member of the nonprofit National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the Huntsman Cancer Institute, part of the University of Utah Health Care, treats patients across Utah and various other mountain states. [READ MORE]

University of Virginia Medical Center (Charlottesville, Va.). Currently a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, the UVA Cancer Center aims to achieve the Comprehensive Cancer Center designation by 2020. [READ MORE]

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (Madison, Wis.). As the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Wisconsin, the UW Carbone Cancer Center sees more than 30,000 patients annually for diagnosis, therapy and follow-up cancer care. [READ MORE]

UPMC (Pittsburgh). UPMC CancerCenter partners with the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The UPCI celebrated its 30th anniversary in September. [READ MORE]

Upstate University Hospital (Syracuse, N.Y.). The Upstate Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and Upstate University Hospital received the program's Outstanding Achievement Award recognition in 2012 and 2015. [READ MORE]

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center (Los Angeles). USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of the original National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation. [READ MORE]

UT Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas). The Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, which is responsible for cancer care and research at UT Southwestern Medical Center, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in North Texas. [READ MORE]

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, Tenn.). The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is one of only two programs in the state to be designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. [READ MORE]

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Wake Forest's Comprehensive Cancer Center was accredited by the National Cancer Institute in 1990, and the hospital was recognized among the best cancer centers in the country and the best in North Carolina by U.S. News & World Report for 2015-16. [READ MORE]

Westchester Medical Center (Valhalla, N.Y.). The Cancer Center at Westchester Medical Center has a full three-year accreditation with commendation as a Teaching Hospital Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. [READ MORE]

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare All Saints (Racine, Wis.). Accredited by both the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, Wheaton Franciscan Cancer Care offers a variety of advanced treatments for patients. [READ MORE]

Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Hospital. The Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven was ranked as one of the top hospitals for cancer care in the country by U.S. News & World Report for 2015-16. [READ MORE]

 

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