Vital Statistics

3,432 employees, including 332 faculty members and 668 nurses
Hospital Admissions: 5,068
Outpatient Visits: 248,670
Patients Under Active Care: 39,089
Patient Origin: 44 U.S. states, 1 foreign country
Number of Beds: 133
Average Length of Stay: 7.6 days
Grants/Contracts: $86 million
Funded Research Projects: 573
Academic Affiliation: State University of New York at Buffalo
License Agreements: 97
U.S. Patents: 65

(Figures current as of Fiscal Year 2018)

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 the only upstate New York facility to hold the National Cancer Institute designation of "Comprehensive Cancer Center" and one of 49 such centers in the United States. 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.

Since 1974 Roswell Park has been recognized by the NCI as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. It was the nation's first, has served as a national model and is the only one in Upstate New York.

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; improves the effectiveness of cancer care delivery through the ongoing collection and analysis of outcome data on a national basis; enhances communications and collaboration among member institutions; offers access to the latest, most promising clinical trials; and provides 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 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
  • 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