University of Colorado Cancer Center’s clinical practice sites on the Anschutz Medical Campus are once again ranked among the best in the country for cancer care.
U.S. News and World Report analyzes data from nearly 5,000 adult hospitals and 184 pediatric hospitals, recognizing those that excel in treating rare conditions and the most challenging patients.
The 2015 hospital rankings were just released and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), is ranked No. 15 in cancer care for adults. In pediatric cancer, Children’s Hospital Colorado is ranked No. 9 by U.S. News. The rankings are driven by physician reputation by their peers and measures including patient outcomes and patient safety.
“High performing clinical practice sites at UCH and Children’s Colorado are critical to success of the cancer center since most of our physicians see our cancer patients there,” says Dan Theodorescu, MD, PhD, director of CU Cancer Center. “The patient experience is driven by clinical outcomes and by interaction with the hospital as a whole.”
Cancer care at UCH has made a significant jump in the U.S. News rankings in recent years, going from No. 34 in 2011 to now holding steady at No. 15.
In addition to being No. 9 in oncology, Children’s Colorado is among the Top Five pediatric facilities in the country according to rankings released by U.S. News last month.
CU Cancer Center is the only comprehensive cancer center in Colorado as designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). It also is a member of exclusive organizations setting the standards in cancer care:
• National Comprehensive Cancer Network®, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers working to establish and deliver the gold standard clinical guidelines used in cancer care.
• Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN), a unique research partnership among cancer centers to use multiple data sources and match patients to targeted treatments and discover new biomarkers.
Center members include faculty at 3 state universities including University of Colorado Denver, University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado State University (CSU). Companion animals with cancer are treated and clinical trials are conducted at the Flint Animal Cancer Center at CSU in Fort Collins.
“Our physician/scientists are committed to discovering and delivering the best cancer care to all of our patients,” Theodorescu says. “These rankings show that our commitment leads to results.”