U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals guide has ranked Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center the top cancer center in New England and fifth overall in the country. The rankings, now available online at http://www.usnews.com/besthospitals, will be published in the magazine's 2011-2012 Best Hospitals guide on Aug. 30.
The center is a collaboration of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital to provide comprehensive, specialized care for adults with cancer.
"This recognition by U.S. News & World Report reflects the strength of our collaboration with Brigham and Women's, built upon the commitment, compassion and experience of our collective caregivers and staff," said Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD, president of Dana-Farber. "We work together every day to provide the best possible care for our patients."
"The U.S. News ranking reflects the tremendous dedication that the Brigham and Dana Farber demonstrate every day to care for our cancer patients in the best possible way," said Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD, president of Brigham and Women's.
This past May, U.S. News & World Report ranked Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center the top pediatric cancer hospital in the country.
U.S. News & World Report publishes the hospital guide each year as a reference for patients who are reviewing their medical care options. RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC, compiled all hospital data and generated the 2011-2012 rankings.
In addition to cancer, the guide ranks medical facilities in 15 other specialties. The overall score is based on professional reputation, mortality rates, patient safety, and a grouping of care-related factors such as nursing and patient services.