MD Anderson Cancer Center ranked No. 1
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has been named the nation's top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report magazine.
The periodical recently published its annual survey of best hospitals and gave MD Anderson the top ranking for the sixth consecutive year, according to a press release.
In that same survey, MD Anderson was ranked fifth for ear, nose and throat; sixth for gynecology; and 23rd in urology. In a separate magazine survey for pediatric hospitals, MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital was ranked 15th in the nation.
"Everyone at MD Anderson, each one of our 19,000-plus employees and 1,100 volunteers, contributed to us remaining the No. 1 cancer center in the nation," said Dr. Ronald A. DePinho, president of MD Anderson, in the press release. "It's an honor we share with all of our patients, survivors and their loved ones, who challenge and motivate us every day to pursue our mission, advance our knowledge and improve each person's experience at our institution."
MD Anderson is one of Houston's largest employers and is currently seeking new employees at its four regional care centers as well as the Texas Medical Center location, according to the press release. Construction and expansion are under way at several medical facility sites.
This year, MD Anderson anticipates seeing its 1 millionth patient since opening in 1944. The hospitals saw more than 108,000 patients in 2011. Also last year, MD Anderson research efforts totaled more than $623 million.
MD Anderson has regional care centers in the Bay Area, The Woodlands, Katy and Sugar Land.
MD Anderson is located at 17198 St. Luke's Way in The Woodlands.
For more information, call 713-745-9940 or visit www.mdanderson.org.
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