Vital Statistics

Employees:                                  3,695, including 351 faculty members and 795 nurses

Hospital admissions:                  4,958

Outpatient visits:                        268,329

Patients under active care:       42,955

Patient origin:                              37 states, 2 foreign countries

Number of beds:                        133

Average length of stay:               8.35 days

Grants/Contracts:                       $99M

Funded research projects:          609

License agreements:                    101

U.S. patents:                                  81

(Figures current as of Fiscal Year 2021)

Seals of Approval

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is a member of several prestigious organizations. Please select a link for more information.

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is among a select group to hold the National Cancer Institute designation of "Comprehensive Cancer Center" and New York State's only one outside of New York City. This designation means that a cancer center's combined research, treatment and educational programs have weathered extensive peer review, met rigorous national standards, and made fundamental contributions to reducing the cancer burden.

Roswell Park was among the first to be recognized by the NCI as a Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974, serving as a national model ever since.

Roswell Park is also a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers. A not-for-profit organization, the NCCN brings together the best minds in science to engineer continuous quality improvements in cancer care; improve the effectiveness of cancer care delivery through the ongoing collection and analysis of national outcomes data; enhance communications and collaboration among member institutions; offer access to the latest, most promising clinical trials; and provide best practice guidelines and measurement tools.

Roswell Park has achieved accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) as a result of its demonstrated compliance with the Joint Commission's nationally recognized health care standards.

Accreditations, Certifications & Membership

Roswell Park holds accreditations or certifications from many organizations, including:

  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education – for Medical and Surgical Oncology Training Programs
  • American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
  • American Dental Association – Dentistry and Maxillofacial Prosthetics
  • Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs
  • Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC International)
  • American Association of Blood Banks (AABB)
  • Blue Distinction Center for Cancer Care
  • Blue Distinction Center for Cellular Immunotherapy
  • Blue Distinction Center for Transplants
  • Cancer Immunotherapy Trials Network Member (CITN)
  • Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons
  • Forbes Best Employers for Diversity 
  • Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT)
  • Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Center of Excellence
  • National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancers (NAPBC)
  • National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
  • National Marrow Donor Program
  • New York State Department of Health
  • Optum® Cancer Center of Excellence (COE)
  • Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) Certification from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • The Joint Commission
  • The Joint Commission Certification for Palliative Care
  • The Joint Commission Laboratory Accreditation