TAMPA, Fla. — Moffitt Cancer Center is No. 8 on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for Cancer rankings released today. The ranking solidifies Moffitt as the best cancer hospital in Florida and top ranked in the Southeast.
Moffitt has been included in the annual Best Hospitals list for 20 years in a row.
“Moffitt has come quite far since we opened in 1986. To be named one of the nation’s top 10 Best Hospitals for Cancer is a huge honor, and to make the list for 20 years shows our team’s commitment to its mission to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer,” said Alan F. List, M.D., president and CEO of Moffitt. “This would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our team members and our patients who inspire us.”
U.S. News compiles its Best Hospitals list to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition or extra risk because of age or multiple health problems. Criteria such as patient survival and safety data, quality of nursing and other measures largely determine the rankings in most specialties.
“For 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to health care consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available on nearly every hospital across the United States, we give patients, families and physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of procedures, conditions and specialties.”
U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. This year, 165 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty.
Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 50 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt is a Top 10 cancer hospital and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2 million square feet to research and patient care. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 6,000 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.5 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.