For the 22nd consecutive year, Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center has been recognized as a Best Hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report. This year, Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center is ranked as the best hospital for cancer care in New England and #4 in the nation.
The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings and ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive quality care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.
“This honor recognizes the outstanding work of everyone at Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center. It affirms our ongoing commitment to provide the highest quality and most compassionate care to our patients and their families. We will never waver in our pursuit of excellence, and in our ongoing quest to find new cures and treatments for patients with cancer around the world,” said Laurie H. Glimcher, MD, president and CEO, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
“This ranking reflects the incredible breadth of talent and dedication exemplified day in and day out by our Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center team,” Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA, president, Brigham and Women’s Hospital said. “This recognition is a testament to our collective dedication to our mission and commitment to meet the needs of our patients by providing compassionate and high-quality care.”
Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center brings together specialists from two world-class medical centers, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 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 at Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center have access to the latest treatments for their disease along with clinical trials for promising new therapies.
For the 2022-2023 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. For the first time, U.S. News rated eligible hospitals in Ovarian Cancer Surgery, Prostate Cancer Surgery and Uterine Cancer Surgery. In the 15 specialties, 164 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. State and metro area rankings reflect the highest performing hospitals in the area across multiple areas of care.
“When patients and their medical professionals are considering their options for care, the rankings are designed to help them identify hospitals that are superior in the kind of care they may need,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News.
U.S. News evaluated each hospital’s performance using a variety of measures such as survival rates, complication rates, patient experience and level of nursing care. The Best Hospitals methodology factors in data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, American Hospital Association, professional organizations and medical specialists.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital once again was named to the Honor Roll of Best Hospitals, ranking No. 14 in the country and ranking in 13 out of 15 specialties. In addition to the cancer ranking, the Brigham’s Obstetrics and Gynecology specialty was ranked first in the nation. Rheumatology and Cardiology & Heart Surgery ranked among the top 10 in the country, with Rheumatology in the top 5. The Brigham also earned the highest distinction in 18 out of the 20 of the most serious and complicated medical conditions and procedures ranked by U.S. News. For more information on the Brigham’s rankings, please click here.
In June, U.S. News ranked the Dana-Farber Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center the #1 pediatric cancer program in the country.
For more information and the full rankings list, visit Best Hospitals