July 24, 2014 | by Tami Dennis
To be a great cancer hospital, you need a great oncology program. Just ask City of Hope – and Becker’s Hospital Review.
The health care publishing industry stalwart, described as the “leading hospital magazine for hospital business news and analysis for hospital and health system executives,” recently selected City of Hope to its 2014 edition of “100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs.”
The inclusion on the list likely comes as no surprise to City of Hope patients and their families, but outside recognition of top quality is always welcome. In offering its list, Becker's Hospital Review includes this important note: “Organizations cannot pay for inclusion on this list.”
That’s an important distinction, one that isn’t always true for many such lists.
Becker's writes that the hospitals on the list "have all received recognition from several reputable ranking agencies, including U.S.News & World Report, Truven Health Analytics, the National Cancer Institute, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, CareChex and the BlueCross Blue Shield Association."
So far, July has been a month of public acknowledgment for City of Hope. Earlier this month, U.S. News included the cancer research and treatment institution on the magazine’s 2014-2015 list of best hospitals for cancer, ranking the institution 12 out of 900 eligible for consideration. The annual rankings recognize the nation’s premier hospitals, and inclusion on the list is widely considered an indicator of quality care.
As these organizations and publications know, in cancer, expertise matters.
Learn more about becoming a patient at City of Hope by visiting us online or by calling 800-826-HOPE (4673). City of Hope staff will explain what's required for a consult at City of Hope and help you determine, before you come in, whether or not your insurance will pay for the appointment.