Aug 07, 2017 10:01 PM

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Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah has been recognized again this year as one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. HCI was ranked #38 this year, nine positions up from the cancer center’s rank the prior year.

“It is a great honor to see HCI again acknowledged as one of the top cancer hospitals in the United States,” said Mary Beckerle, PhD, CEO and director of HCI. “Our patient satisfaction surveys have frequently placed the cancer center in the top percentile nationally. It is gratifying to see HCI included in such a distinguished peer group of hospitals through this rigorous assessment of our cancer care programs.”

HCI is the only hospital in the five-state Mountain West—Utah, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming—to be ranked among the best cancer programs in the United States. The rankings are based on qualitative review of our national reputation by other oncology experts, as well as a quantitative assessment of our cancer center including patient safety, nurse staffing ratio, availability of key technologies and patient services, and survival outcomes. Among the qualitative metrics, HCI performs on par with the top 10 cancer hospitals nationwide, including scoring in the highest possible range for cancer patient survival and availability of key technologies and services available to our patients.

For the 2017–18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures, and conditions.

“For nearly three decades, we’ve strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. "By providing the most comprehensive data available, we hope to give patients the information they need to find the best care across a range of specialties.”

Learn more about the U.S. News Best Cancer Hospitals rankings process.

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