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Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center recognized as the best in the region, and among the nation’s best, for 18th consecutive year

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center has been ranked the highest for cancer care in New England for the 18th straight year, by U.S. News & World Report. This year, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center was ranked #4 in the nation.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 29th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

"A cancer diagnosis can be frightening and daunting and patients can count on Dana-Farber/ Brigham and Women's Cancer Center to provide the very best care possible. Being recognized as a top cancer center is affirmation of the exceptional care delivered to our patients and their families by our talented and compassionate caregivers," said Laurie H. Glimcher, MD, President and CEO, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

"This recognition is an acknowledgement of the collaborative environment at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, and affirmation of the unique combination of advanced medical care and extraordinary compassion that our dedicated professionals deliver every day to our patients and their families,” said Betsy Nabel, MD, President of Brigham Health. “We strive to provide hope to people around the world who bravely face this disease with our commitment to pursuing meaningful advancements in cancer care through our work in innovation and biomedical research.”

In June, U.S. News ranked Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center the #3 pediatric cancer program in the country.

For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 158 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.

 

The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 29th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

 

“For nearly 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available, we give patients and their physicians’ information to support their search for the best care across a range of specialties.”

 

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

 

Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

 

For more information visit Best Hospitals.

Posted on August 14, 2018

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