Dana Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report. For the 20th straight year, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center is ranked as the best hospital for cancer care in New England and is ranked #6 in the nation this year.
The annual Best Hospitals ratings 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.
“This recognition speaks to the skill and commitment of our staff to the patients and families who entrust us with their care,” said Laurie H. Glimcher, president and CEO, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. “In addition to providing the highest quality and compassionate patient care, we are also committed to finding new cures and treatments for patients with cancer around the world.”
"This ranking reflects the work of our compassionate and innovative colleagues at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, who have dedicated their careers in the tireless pursuit of conquering cancer and improving cancer care through scientific research and discovery. We are incredibly proud of them and the hope that they bring to patients and their loved ones," said Betsy Nabel, MD, president of Brigham Health.
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center brings together specialists from two world-class medical centers. With deep experience in treating various cancers and including experts from a wide span of disciplines, such as medical and radiation oncologists, cancer surgeons and many others, patients have access to the latest treatments along with clinical trials for promising new therapies.
For the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 26 specialties, 10 procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 134 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized best regional hospitals based on high performing rankings across multiple areas of care.
“For more than 30 years, U.S. News & World Report has been helping patients, along with the help of their physicians, identify the Best Hospitals in an array of specialties, procedures and conditions,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “The hospitals that rise to the top of our rankings and ratings have deep medical expertise, and each has built a track record of delivering good outcomes for patients.”
The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.
In June, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Dana-Farber Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center the #2 pediatric cancer program in the country.