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 are now available online at www.usnews.com/besthospitals.
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.
"The best cancer care comes from people who think about it intensely all the time," said Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD, president of Dana-Farber. "At Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, it also comes from the combination of personalized, innovative care, deep experience, and understanding of the many forms of cancer and the latest technology."
"This ranking is a clear reflection of the commitment and talent of the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center staff and employees who day in and day out deliver the best, safest care possible to our patients and their families," 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 second among all pediatric cancer hospitals in the country and first in New England.
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, generated the 2012-13 rankings based on data provided on 4,793 hospitals in the U.S. The guide ranks medical facilities in cancer and 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.