For the 24th year in a row, Memorial Sloan Kettering is ranked as one of the best hospitals for cancer care nationally according to U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals, appearing at No. 2 on the 2013-14 list. Among all US hospitals, Memorial Sloan Kettering is also ranked for excellence in gynecology (No. 9) and urology (No. 15), and is commended for high performance in the fields of gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, geriatrics, and psychiatry.
The special print guidebook includes a story about Memorial Sloan Kettering’s collaboration with IBM in “training” the supercomputer Watson for applications in cancer care. The article features medical oncologist Mark G. Kris, Lead Physician, MSKCC-IBM Watson Collaboration, who discusses how IBM Watson will help doctors identify the best cancer management options for individual patients. The system uses Memorial Sloan Kettering’s vast repository of clinical data and research along with the collective wisdom, experience, and best practices of the institution’s experts, gleaned from decades of expertise in treating cancer.
The U.S. News & World Report rankings are determined using a complex set of factors. These include the hospital’s reputation among board-certified physician specialists around the nation, the technologies and services it makes available to patients and the community, and the ratio of nurses to patients, among other criteria. For a complete list and methodology of rankings, please visit the U.S. News & World Report website.