Moffitt moves up in U.S. News & World Report list of America’s Best Hospitals for cancer

July 07, 2006

TAMPA, Fla. – H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute has made the “America’s Best Hospitals for cancer” list in U.S. News & World Report. The #11 ranking is up from #13 last year. This is the eighth year in a row Moffitt has appeared on the newsmagazine’s prestigious “America’s Best Hospitals” list of 50 hospitals.

The hospital guide is scheduled for the July 17 edition, which hits newsstands July 10, or can be viewed online at

“We are honored to make the U.S. News & World Report’s list of America’s Best Hospitals,” says Dr. William Dalton, CEO and Center Director. “Even more impressive is the fact that this reflects the support for our mission, to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer, by the State of Florida, the community, our colleagues and partners throughout the state and S.E. region, and reflects the dedication of our staff, faculty and board members.”

Administration attributed Moffitt’s high ranking to a number of advances:

  • Recruitment of top notch clinicians and scientists
  • The quality of Moffitt’s research initiatives
  • Phenomenal growth

“America’s Best Hospitals” is an assessment of the nation’s hospitals based on an index made up of three equal parts related to quality of care: reputation, mortality, death rate and a mix of care-related factors such as nursing and patient services. “America’s Best Hospitals” is a resource for consumers who are seeking maximum care in diagnosis, treatment and management of a difficult medical problem.

In 2001, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute earned NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center status in recognition of its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.