We are delighted to announce that Memorial Sloan Kettering has been named the number one hospital for cancer care in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2014–15 listing of Best Hospitals. This is the 25th year in a row that Memorial Sloan Kettering has been ranked by U.S. News as a best hospital.
Among all US hospitals, Memorial Sloan Kettering was also ranked for excellence in gynecology (fourth); urology (ninth); and ear, nose, and throat (28th). Our care teams were commended as well for high performance in the fields of gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery and in geriatrics. We were also acknowledged this year by U.S. News as one of the top hospitals for pediatric cancer care.
“We are honored to be number one,” says President Craig Thompson. “But this recognition is really about our staff — their unflagging dedication, hard work, and compassion, which is continually on display — as well as our patients, who have placed their trust in our care. They are the number one we have in mind every single day.”
This week and in the weeks to come, we’ll be shining a light on some of our staff and patients, sharing stories from the people who help make this institution great. It’s our way of saying thanks.
The U.S. News & World Report rankings are determined using a complex set of factors. These include the hospital’s patient survival and safety data, adequacy of nurse staffing levels, and other information. For a complete list and methodology of rankings, please visit U.S. News & World Report.