City of Hope has been named one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer and urology by the national publication U.S. News & World Report.
City of Hope ranked 30th on this year’s list of top cancer hospitals and 29th for urology. City of Hope is one of only five centers in California — one of only two in the Los Angeles area — to appear on the cancer list. It is one of six hospitals in California ranked in urology.
“It is gratifying that the dedication of our health-care professionals, researchers and staff is recognized on a national level by U.S. News & World Report,” said Michael A. Friedman, M.D., president and chief executive officer.
“As we near our century mark of treating patients with serious conditions, our ranking among the country’s top hospitals for cancer and urology reaffirms our commitment to rapidly finding new and better treatments for patients battling cancer and other diseases.”
City of Hope is one of only 40 institutions in the nation designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). U.S. News based its cancer hospital rankings on several criteria: reputation among board-certified physicians, mortality rate, the number of Medicare patient discharges, the ratio of nurses to patients, NCI and nurse magnet hospital designations, accreditation by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), the use of specific advanced technology, the availability of certain patient services and other factors.
Urology was ranked on similar criteria except the presence of an on-site trauma center was considered instead of NCI designation and FACT accreditation.
“Our designation as a top cancer and urology hospital was not earned solely by the advances in medical science that are discovered and developed at City of Hope, but also by the value we place on compassionate care,” said Alexandra Levine, M.D., City of Hope’s chief medical officer. “We consider the needs of our patients in the full sense, and endeavor to provide excellence in all aspects of their treatment and care.”
Complete rankings of “America’s Best Hospitals” are available online at http://www.usnews.com/ and appear in the July 23 issue of U.S.News & World Report.