Top 10 cancer hospitals

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Top 10 cancer hospitals
U.S.A.'s top cancer hospitals (in hospital image by Mykola Velychko from Fotolia.com)

The U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals 2010-11 report compiled a list of the top 50 cancer hospitals and ranked them by score. However, the U.S. News & World Report list only contains those hospitals that treated at least 270 inpatients that needed a high level of specialised expertise in 2006, 2007 and 2008. The hospitals were ranked on five performance indicators including reputation with specialists, survival of patients, patient safety, patient volume and nurse staffing. This article focuses on the top 10 from the list of 50.

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University Of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

This 507-bed cancer facility is located in Houston and it accredited by the Joint Commission. The centre aims to eliminate cancer through patient care and research. MD Anderson Cancer Center is well known for its surgeons and for treating all types of cancer.

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

1515 Holcombe Blvd.

Houston, TX 77030

(713) 792-2121 ‎

e-mail: jtietjen@mdanderson.org

mdanderson.org

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is a 434-bed cancer facility. The cancer centre is well known around the world for providing excellent care facilities and treatment. The centre is also a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

East Drive

New York, NY 10024

(212) 639-2000 ‎

mskcc.org

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic is a 1,302-bed general medical and surgical facility. The non-for-profit organisation has been serving patient needs for more than 100 years. With more than 3,700 physicians and 49,000 medical support staff, the clinic aims to give the best service to its patients. Mayo Clinic oncologists treat almost all types of cancer.

Mayo Clinic

200 1st St. SW

Rochester, MN 55905-0001

(507) 284-9669 ‎

mayoclinic.org

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

This 925-bed general medical and surgical facility is accredited by the Joint Commission, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center is a part of the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

600 N Wolfe St.

Baltimore, MD 21287

(410) 516-7159 ‎

e-mail: eschaeffer@jhmi.edu

hopkinsmedicine.org

University of Washington Medical Center

The 389-bed general medical and surgical facility is accredited by the Joint Commission, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

University of Washington Medical Center

325 9th Avenue

Seattle, WA 98104

(206) 598-7688 ‎

uwmedicine.washington.edu

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a 27-bed cancer facility accredited by the Joint Commission. The institute is a part of a Comprehensive Cancer Center network and is a major affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Dana-Farber is supported by the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and many private foundations and individuals.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

44 Binney Street

Boston, MA 02115

(617) 632-3000 ‎

e-mail: dana-FarberContactUs@dfci.harvard.edu

dana-farber.org

Massachusetts General Hospital

The 907-bed general medical and surgical facility and teaching centre is accredited by the Joint Commission. The Center for Cancers offers patients access to some of the best treatments in the country.

Massachusetts General Hospital

55 Fruit Street

Boston, MA 02114-2696

(617) 726--2000

massgeneral.org

University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

The 642-bed facility is located in San Francisco but attracts patients from all over the country. The centre treats almost 18 cancer specialisations in children and adults.

University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

500 Parnassus Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94143-0296

(415) 476--1000

ucsfhealth.org

Cleveland Clinic

The 1210-bed cancer facility is accredited by the Joint Commission, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The clinic was opened in 1921 when four renowned physicians got together to offer highest quality patient care with specialised research and education. The centre was popularised when it came up with the development of the 'no-touch' technique to prevent spreading of cancer cells during colorectal surgery, and the first coronary angiography. The cancer specialisation centre has 250 full-time specialists.

Cleveland Clinic

9500 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44195-5108

(216) 444--2200

clevelandclinic.org

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is a 595-bed facility that is located in Los Angeles on the campus of University of California and is accredited by the Joint Commission. The centre was founded in late 1960s and aims to offer mesothelioma care. The cancer centre employs more than 200 doctors and scientists.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

757 Westwood Plaza

Los Angeles, CA 90095

(310) 825--9111

uclahealth.org

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