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MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital Ranked No. 12 in Cancer Care in U.S. News & World Report Survey

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U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Children's Hospitals survey has ranked the MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital as the No. 12 hospital in the nation for pediatric cancer care.

The annual rankings are based upon a survey of board-certified physicians around the country, patient survival data and a mix of care-related factors such as nurse-to-patient ratio, infection control and services for patients and the community. MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital has been included in the survey for the last three years and was ranked No. 13 last year.

"To be ranked in the top 15 among the nation's best children's cancer hospitals is a testament to the compassionate, expert care that we extend to our children, teens, young adults and their families," says Eugenie Kleinerman, M.D., head of the Children's Cancer Hospital. "Every day, we leverage all of our clinical, educational and social resources available on behalf of each patient and their family. It's what they expect from us, and it's what they deserve."

At the forefront of care is a family-centered approach adopted by faculty and staff. Within the past year, the hospital has enhanced its family-centered culture with the formation of a patient-led Adolescent and Young Adult Advisory Council and Supportive Care Committee and the addition of more parents and staff to the Family Advisory Council.

 

Parents now participate in the interview and hiring process for potential employees, and patient and family educational materials are developed with input from parents. In addition, the Children's Cancer Hospital recently adopted a new mission and vision that was written by its staff, faculty and Family Advisory Council.

The Children's Cancer Hospital continues to listen to families, develop new programs and refine current practices to make each patient's experience better. Whether it's the robust research program bringing new therapies to patients or the advanced technologies and support programs that improve quality of life for patients - the faculty and staff look to their patients to guide them in making the Children's Cancer Hospital one of the best in the nation.

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Four people commented on this post on Facebook.com/Kidsandcancer

S. Velasco
This hospital is amazing!! my daughter is a patient there and the people that work there are sooo caring.. from the Doctors to the parking people... I have never experienced this at a hospital before ...at times I wonder the halls looking for this or that and it never fails someone always ask if I need help.. alot of time they take the time lead me to where I need to be ...I have also noticed they not only care for the patient but really the family too..I know our very first visit there we were so nervous but the min. we entered the pedi clinic they really make you feel like you just dont have to think ..they really just swoop you up and take over ..I have to say that felt good because we had no idea of what to do. thanks :)
06/03/10 at 3:22pm

M. Elizondo
My daughter is a patient there too... and we are so grateful to be in the best place. thank you .
06/03/10 at 4:23pm

W. Jend
May God bless your children, help them by giving doctors the knowledge to treat them correctly, the staff to care for them and YOU their parents to hold on with good hope so your precious children will again one day be cured and well !!!
06/03/10 at 5:28pm

A. Moore
My son is a patient there as well. We spent 3 years there for him to recieve chemo. Every person we came into contact with at MD Anderson was so wonderful. I have never met so many wonderful people in my life. They are so amazing!!! I feel so blessed we live so close and he was able to recieve treatment from the best doctors and nurses in the WORLD!!!
06/03/10 at 6:01pm

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