DUARTE, Calif., July 16, 2013 - The 2013-2014 edition of U.S.News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” has listed City of Hope as one of the best cancer hospitals in the nation. This marks the tenth year that City of Hope has appeared in the cancer rankings of the “Best Hospitals” report, which recognizes elite hospitals in the U.S.
“I am thrilled that City of Hope is highlighted by U.S. News as one of the nation’s best hospitals for cancer care,” said Michael A. Friedman, M.D., City of Hope’s chief executive officer and Irell & Manella Cancer Center Director’s Distinguished Chair. “This recognition reflects our efforts to bring the best of scientific discoveries, advanced technologies and compassionate care to ensure optimal outcomes for our patients.”
The ranking is based on data from nearly 5,000 eligible hospitals nationwide in 16 specialty areas. The hospitals are analyzed in each specialty according to multiple factors, including patient volume, safety and outcomes data, nurse staffing ratios, reputation survey scores, accreditations earned, availability of high-tech equipment and number of patient services offered. Fifteen percent of eligible hospitals are recognized for their regional high performance, and only 3 percent are included on a nationwide “Best Hospitals” list for any specialty. City of Hope also was noted as the 36th best hospital for gynecological services.
"Patients who seek our care recognize that it makes a difference where they go first for cancer care," said
City of Hope's president. “Our physicians, nurses and staff have worked hard to deliver the outcomes that deserve this recognition, and this ranking – our highest to date – is testament both to their dedication and to City of Hope’s strategic priorities.”
According to California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, City of Hope is the fourth-largest provider of cancer care in the state, and the second-leading provider in Southern California. City of Hope also has the state’s largest programs in treating breast, prostate and hematological – or blood – cancers.
Additionally, City of Hope is one of only 41 institutions in the nation to be designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute, a factor considered by the U.S. News rankings. To earn this designation, a center must undergo a rigorous peer-review process, maintain a high number of cancer research projects, be heavily involved in community outreach, as well as meet other academic and public service requirements. City of Hope earned its comprehensive cancer center designation in 1998 and has maintained it since.
Complete lists of U.S. News’ Best Hospitals by specialties and their ranking methodology are available online at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals
About City of Hope
City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope’s main hospital is located in Duarte, Calif., just northeast of Los Angeles, with clinics in Antelope Valley and South Pasadena. It is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S.News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics. For more information, visit www.cityofhope.org