U.S. News & World Report Ranks Moffitt Cancer Center No. 19 in Cancer

July 16, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. Moffitt Cancer Center has been ranked 19 in Cancer by U.S. News & World Report, up from No. 22 last year. Based on the national list, Moffitt is also the top ranked cancer hospital based in Florida. The national Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. U.S. News has recognized Moffitt, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, for 15 years in a row.

“Moffitt is honored to be recognized once again by U.S. News & World Report,” said Alan F. List, M.D., president and CEO of Moffitt. “We not only embrace personalized patient- and family-centered care, but also spearhead cutting-edge research that supports our mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.”

Moffitt is also ranked No. 8 for hospitals in Florida; recognized among the Best Hospitals in Central Florida; and ranked No. 2 for hospitals in the Tampa-St. Petersburg metro area. U.S. News also recognizes Moffitt as high performing in Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; and Gynecology.

U.S. News evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties. In most specialties, it ranks the nation’s top 50 hospitals and recognizes other high-performing hospitals that provide care at nearly the level of their nationally ranked peers.

“A hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings editor. “Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best. Just 3 percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.”

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, the adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.

The rankings have been published at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in print in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2014”guidebook available Aug. 27.

About Moffitt Cancer Center

Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Since 1999, Moffitt has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. With more than 4,200 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact on the state of nearly $2 billion. For more information, visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, twitter and YouTube.