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For Immediate Release:
March 11, 2013

Becker's Hospital Review Names 100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs

Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care among only four Massachusetts hospitals to make the list

CHICAGO — Becker's Hospital Review has published its annual list of hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs. This list recognizes 100 hospitals across the country that serve as leaders in cancer research, prevention, treatment and education.

The multi-faceted nature of cancer makes it a difficult disease to combat. However, hospitals and health systems across the nation are far from giving up, as this list highlights hospitals at the forefront of the fight against cancer. These health systems, hospitals and affiliated cancer centers offer multidisciplinary and patient-centered care in addition to the latest therapies and technologies. In addition to robust patient care, each organization strives to prevent and treat all forms of cancer through cutting-edge clinical innovation and research.

The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team analyzed data from prominent sources including U.S. News & World Report, CareChex, Thomson Reuters (now known as Truven Health Analytics), the National Cancer Institute, the American College of Surgeons and the American Nurses Credentialing Center to establish the 2013 list. Nominations were also accepted.

    Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital (Barrington, Ill.).
    Aultman Hospital (Canton, Ohio).
    Aventura (Fla.) Hospital & Medical Center.
    Banner Gateway Medical Center (Gilbert, Ariz.).
    Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis).
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston).
    Boca Raton (Fla.) Regional Medical Center.
    Boone Hospital Center (Columbia, Mo.).
    Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte, N.C.).
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles).
    Christiana Care Health System (Wilmington, Del.).
    Christus Santa Rosa Hospital (San Antonio).
    City of Hope National Medical Center (Duarte, Calif.).
    Cleveland Clinic.
    Community Medical Center (Toms River, N.J.).
    Covenant Medical Center (Waterloo, Iowa).
    Dan Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston).
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston).
    Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Lebanon, N.H.).
    Duke University Hospital (Durham, N.C.).
    Eisenhower Medical Center (Rancho Mirage, Calif.).
    Emory University Hospital (Atlanta).
    Fox Chase Cancer Center (Philadelphia).
    Froedtert Hospital (Milwaukee).
    Geisinger Medical Center (Danville, Pa.).
    Georgetown University Medical Center (Washington, D.C.).
    Greater Baltimore Medical Center (Towson, Md.).
    Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center.
    Hartford (Conn.) Hospital.
    Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit).
    Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian (Newport Beach, Calif.).
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia).
    Indiana University Simon Cancer Center (Indianapolis).
    Johns Hopkins Medicine (Baltimore).
    Loyola University Medical Center (Maywood, Ill.).
    Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston).
    Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.).
    Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (Houston).
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York City).
    Methodist Hospital (Houston).
    Mission Hospital (Asheville, N.C.).
    Missouri Baptist Medical Center (St. Louis).
    Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, Fla.).
    Montefiore Medical Center (New York City).
    Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York City).
    Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha).
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (New York City).
    NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston, Ill.).
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago).
    Norton Hospital (Louisville, Ky.).
    NYU Langone Medical Center (New York City).
    Ochsner Medical Center (New Orleans, La.).
    The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Columbus).
    Oklahoma University Medical Center (Oklahoma City).
    Palmetto General Hospital (Hialeah, Fla.).
    Peninsula Regional Medical Center (Salisbury, Md.).
    Pocono Medical Center (East Stroudsburg, Pa.).
    Providence Regional Medical Center (Everett, Wash.).
    Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (New Brunswick, N.J.).
    Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles).
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Buffalo, N.Y.).
    Rush University Medical Center (Chicago).
    Sanford USD Medical Center (Sioux Falls, S.D.).
    Shands at the University of Florida (Gainesville).
    Sierra Providence Health Network (El Paso, Texas).
    Sinai Hospital (Baltimore).
    Skyline Medical Center (Nashville, Tenn.).
    Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care (New Bedford, Mass.).
    St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital.
    Stanford (Calif.) Hospital & Clinics.
    Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.
    The Toledo (Ohio) Hospital.
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals (Philadelphia).
    UH Case Medical Center (Cleveland).
    University of Alabama Hospital at Birmingham.
    University of Arizona Medical Center (Tucson).
    University of California Davis Medical Center (Sacramento).
    University of California San Diego Medical Center.
    University of California San Francisco Medical Center.
    University of Chicago Medical Center.
    University of Colorado Hospital (Aurora).
    University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City).
    University of Maryland Medical Center (Baltimore).
    University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers (Ann Arbor).
    University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview (Minneapolis).
    University of North Carolina Hospitals (Chapel Hill).
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
    University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center.
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston).
    University of Virginia Medical Center (Charlottesville).
    University of Washington Medical Center (Seattle).
    University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (Madison).
    USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center (Los Angeles).
    USMD Hospital at Arlington (Texas).
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, Tenn.).
    Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center (Richmond).
    Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.).
    WellStar Kennestone Hospital (Marietta, Ga.).
    Winthrop-University Hospital (Mineola, N.Y.).
    Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Hospital.

The full list can be read here:

Note: This list is not an endorsement of included hospitals or associated healthcare providers. Hospitals cannot pay to be included on this list. The following content should be used for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice. Hospitals are presented in alphabetical order.

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