Roswell Park Named U.S. News "Best Hospital" for Cancer

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 10:25am
Dr. Johnson and Dr. Edge announced Roswell Park's U.S. News and World Report ranking to third shift nurses to thank them for their hard work and compassionate care.

Roswell Park has earned a spot on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 list of Best Hospitals for cancer, placing it in the top 4 percent of the nation’s cancer centers. The only facility in Western and Central New York to be included on this year’s list, Roswell Park was also recognized for high performance in the categories of urology and lung cancer surgery.

Outcomes, patient safety, patient experience, capabilities, quality of nursing care and reputation all contributed to its ranking of 33 among the 900 U.S. cancer hospitals reviewed.

“Cancer patients today have more options to choose from than ever before, and more data to guide and inform their decisions,” says Roswell Park President and CEO Candace S. Johnson, PhD, “so it’s especially rewarding when a trusted source says we stand out from the crowd because of the quality and impact of our care.”

“You have to excel in a lot of different areas in order to be nationally ranked,” adds Stephen Edge, MD, FASCO, Vice President of Healthcare Outcomes and Policy at Roswell Park and a nationally renowned cancer care quality expert. “This year’s rankings are based on as broad a picture of the care U.S. centers provide as U.S. News has ever evaluated, and you get to see the components that add up to the best care in the country. Specifically, this year’s rankings have been adjusted to account for factors including the higher-risk patients treated at centers like Roswell Park.”

In addition to its status as a U.S. News Best Hospital for cancer, Roswell Park has been recognized as a BlueCross BlueShield Association Blue Distinction Center in the areas of Transplants and Complex & Rare Cancers, and received Guardian of Excellence Awards for patient satisfaction from Press Ganey Associates in both 2015 and 2016.

The full list of 2017-18 Best Hospital rankings is available from U.S. News & World Report.