From Moffitt Cancer Center:
, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, is ranked 22 in cancer in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-13 Best Hospitals rankings.
The rankings, published annually by U.S. News for 23 years, are featured at in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2013” guidebook. This is Moffitt’s 14th consecutive year of recognition.
The 2012-13 rankings showcase more than 720 of about 5,000 hospitals nationwide. Fewer than 150 are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties.
“This national recognition by U.S. News & World Report is a reflection of Moffitt’s world-renowned expertise, groundbreaking research and unparalleled multidisciplinary, personalized approach to cancer care,” said Alan F. List, M.D., incoming chief executive officer of Moffitt. “Our faculty and staff strive to make each patient’s experience the best it can be and work together toward achieving Moffitt’s mission to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.”
U.S. News also recognized Moffitt as high performing in gynecology. Moffitt is at the forefront of personalized medicine with its commitment to Total Cancer Care, a comprehensive approach to cancer care enabling teams of researchers and physicians to identify and meet all the needs of a patient and family members during the patient’s lifetime and for future generations. Moffitt patients have the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research to use emerging biomarker technology to enhance their care.
The core mission of Best Hospitals is to help guide patients who need an especially high level of care because of a difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age.
“All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News health rankings editor. “They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases.”
Driven by hard data, the rankings took into account death rates, patient safety, procedure volume and other objective data. To be considered, a hospital first had to meet at least one of four criteria—it had to be a teaching hospital; affiliated with a medical school; have at least 200 beds; or have four or more key medical technologies considered important in a high-quality medical facility, such as robotic surgery and precision radiation therapies.
The rankings are compiled and published by U.S. News in collaboration with RTI International, a research organization based in Research Triangle Park, NC.