MD Anderson Ranked Number One for Fourth Year Straight

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It's an annual national ranking that is much anticipated, but never taken for granted at MD Anderson.  

For the fourth year in a row, MD Anderson is the leading hospital in the nation for cancer care, according to the annual "Best Hospitals" survey published by U.S. News & World Report.
This is the seventh time in the last nine years that MD Anderson has ranked number one in the annual listing. Since the survey began in 1990, the institution has been ranked one of the top two cancer hospitals in the United States.

Five subspecialties at MD Anderson were singled out for high rankings, including ear, nose and throat (6); urology (10); gynecology (11); gastroenterology (19); and diabetes and endocrinology (21). MD Anderson's ranking in diabetes and endocrinology jumped 20 places this year, ranked number 41 in 2009 and unranked in 2008. Check out the complete survey results at

In May, in a separate survey of pediatric hospitals, also published by U.S. News & World Report, MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital was ranked 12th in the nation.

"We are proud to be ranked again as the top cancer center - an honor that reflects the expertise and accomplishments of our outstanding physicians, researchers, nurses, staff and volunteers, all focused on reducing the burdens of cancer for patients here and elsewhere," says John Mendelsohn, M.D., president. "The last decade of cancer research has yielded real benefit for patients worldwide, with declining death rates and improving five-year survival rates. To hasten our progress, the need for collaboration among the fine cancer programs recognized by U.S. News & World Report is greater than ever, and we must broaden our cooperation internationally and with government, industry and patients."

The annual U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" survey rankings are based on a reputation survey of board-certified physician specialists around the nation, nurse-to-patient ratios, nursing Magnet designation and technologies.

The faculty, staff and volunteers at MD Anderson share this recognition and pride with our patients, survivors, their families and caregivers.

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Today on 55 wonderful fans and friends of MD Anderson "Liked" this blog post, and eighteen of them left comments.

Here's what people said.

D. Lenzi
Congrats!!!! Saved my life....3 years cancer free!

A. Quinn Jeter
My Mom was there from June 2009 until she passed in January with AML Leukemia. I feel they did everything they could and my family made the right choice to send her there. We wanted the best treatment possible for her and you definitely get it at MD Anderson .I highly recommend this hospital to anyone.

I. Kaur
love working at MDACC. great place

J. Harper Evans
MD Anderson has been taking care of my Dad for 7 mths now. He has MDS. MD Anderson and everyone I have come in contact with is just AWESOME! Very blessed to live so close to the #1 Cancer Hospital! God Bless all the staff & patients!!!!!!! :)

T. Ironhead Red Ranges
Blessed to be a patient as well as an employee! Love MD Anderson!

L. Maley Haskett
It is a privilege to work here!

S. Morrison Richard
So thankful for MD Anderson!!!!

K. Yaeger Dunlap
Congratulation. I, too, believe it is a very accurate ranking. I have no signs of AML 3 years and 9 mo. after chemo and stem cell transplant.

R. Wilkins
Wish you were close to the Florida Keys.. I am being prepared for a Bone Marrow Transplant in Miami.

S. Willheit Frederickson
They are the best!

S. Willheit Frederickson
R-, I am certain everything will work out for you in Florida. I will keep you in my prayers...

D. Wilson Okogwu
That is way we are seeking treatment there. MD Anderson keep up the good work.

K. Rogers
MD Anderson is the BEST place there is for Cancer Care!!!!!

T. Holmes
I so wish I could go here!

M. Guevara-Hinojosa
The one and only! Home away from home!

G. Lazo
Just the best

Leigh Anne Olson Corredor

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