HOUSTON, Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center again has ranked No. 1 for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report's annual "Best Hospitals" survey. Since the survey began in 1990, MD Anderson has been named one of the top two cancer hospitals, and it has ranked first 13 times in the last 16 years.
"To consistently be recognized for the quality and compassionate cancer care we provide patients who come to MD Anderson seeking our innovative approaches, world-renowned expertise and decades of experience is a true honor," said Marshall Hicks, M.D., president ad interim of MD Anderson. "This ranking recognizes the passion of our 20,000 extraordinary employees and 1,000 volunteers for serving our patients and realizing our mission to end cancer. We are grateful, honored and proud to be the top-ranked cancer center in this national survey."
Two MD Anderson subspecialties also were ranked high in the survey. In the Ear, Nose and Throat specialty, the Head and Neck Surgery service was ranked No. 15, and in Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine ranked No. 17. These two specialties consistently have been ranked for the last two decades. The survey also ranked MD Anderson as "High Performing" in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Orthopedics and Urology.
MD Anderson's commitment to patients and its mission to end cancer have driven the institution for more than 75 years and continues to fuel its efforts to raise the level of cancer care all over the world. Serving nearly 135,000 patients last year in the Texas Medical Center and throughout the Houston region, MD Anderson also extends its standard of care by collaborating with community hospitals and health systems all over the world. Combined with other initiatives in prevention, research and education, MD Anderson's outreach enables millions of local, domestic and international patients to have greater access to its expertise, experience and innovation.
"This recognition from U.S. News & World Report is a reminder that patients are at the center of all we do now and all we envision for the future," said Stephen Hahn, M.D., deputy president and chief operating officer. "Our mission is bold, but it's through innovative care, research, education and prevention that we will fulfill our promise to end cancer. It's what we strive for every day."
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About MD Anderson
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston ranks as one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. The institution's sole mission is to end cancer for patients and their families around the world. MD Anderson is one of only 47 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). MD Anderson is ranked No.1 for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" survey. It has ranked as one of the nation's top two hospitals for cancer care since the survey began in 1990, and has ranked first 13 times in the last 16 years. MD Anderson receives a cancer center support grant from the NCI of the National Institutes of Health (P30 CA016672).
SOURCE The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center