BUFFALO, N.Y. — U.S. News and World Report has released its annual national rankings for hospitals by specialty. Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center comes in at #14 on the Best Hospitals for Cancer list.
U.S. News complies an overall Best Hospitals list each year, as well as the top-performer in 16 specialties. To be ranked in a specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the most medically complex patients.
The cancer rankings compared 885 hospitals across all fifty states.
"We're so excited that U.S. News and World Reports has recognized not only the top quality care that we provide, but that we have consistently provided an exceptional patient-family experience, putting the patients at the center of their care," says Kara Eaton-Weaver, Executive Director of Patient and Family Experience. "This puts in the top 1.5% of all cancer centers in the country."
"It recognizes that we are among the highest in survival rates," adds Holly Bowser, Vice President of Organizational Performance Improvement. "That's due to the cutting-edge clinical research we do at Roswell Park, the innovative therapies that we offer, and also our advanced technologies."
Roswell Park also achieved the highest hospital rating possible for the success of lung and colon cancer operations.
This is a huge jump for Roswell, which was ranked as the #30 cancer hospital by U.S. News and World Report last year.