Roswell Park Again Included on ‘Great Oncology Programs’ List

Annual Becker’s Hospital Review feature highlights leaders in research, prevention, treatment and education
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Highlights: 
RPCI cited as leader in cancer research, prevention, treatment, education
Becker's editorial team selects centers for inclusion
Profile notes patient satisfaction scores, research programs and collaborations

BUFFALO, NY — Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) has once again been included on Becker’s Hospital Review’s annual list of centers that serve as leaders in cancer research, prevention, treatment and education. In selecting facilities for its “Great Oncology Programs” feature, the Becker’s editorial team analyzed data from such sources as U.S. News & World Report, HealthGrades, Thomson Reuters, the National Cancer Institute, the American College of Surgeons and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

RPCI is one of 70 hospitals and health systems recognized this year for providing full-spectrum care and support services, access to clinical trials, cutting-edge oncology treatment and groundbreaking research.

“Roswell Park was the country’s first cancer center and remains the first and only facility in upstate New York designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute,” Becker’s notes in its description of RPCI. “Its patient satisfaction scores are consistently well-above the national average. In the past 10 years, the center has added more than 1,000 new jobs, dedicated an entire hospital facility to Phase I cancer research and formed international strategic partnerships with researchers.” 

Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2012 Great Oncology Programs list, including a longer profile of RPCI, can be found at: http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/lists/hospitals-and-health-systems-with-great-oncology-programs.html

RPCI has frequently been recognized for high-quality care and overall excellence. The Institute was again recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2011-12 Best Hospitals list for Cancer Care; holds Magnet Recognition Program designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center; has been named one of the eight best hospitals in the nation for complex or “extremely difficult” cancer cases by AARP The Magazine; and has received other special commendations from BlueCross BlueShield, Optum Health, The Scientist magazine and others.

Becker’s Hospital Review is a bimonthly news publication with approximately 18,500 readers.

The mission of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. RPCI, founded in 1898, was one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. The Institute is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit RPCI’s website at http://www.roswellpark.org, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or email askrpci@roswellpark.org.

Media Contact: 

Annie Deck-Miller, Senior Media Relations Manager
716-845-8593; annie.deck-miller@roswellpark.org