Aug 14, 2018 10:01 PM

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Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah has been recognized as one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation by U.S News and World Report for the third consecutive year.

As the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the five-state Mountain West—Utah, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming—to be ranked, HCI serves the largest geographic region in the country, and continues to be a top leader in the nation for cancer care and treatments.

“It is a true honor to see HCI recognized as one of the best cancer hospitals in the United States,” said Mary Beckerle, PhD, CEO and Director of Huntsman Cancer Institute. “We believe that our patients deserve the most innovative compassionate, and top-of-the-line cancer care, and it is gratifying to see HCI included in such a distinguished group of hospitals across the nation.”

The rankings are based on a review of HCI’s national reputation by other oncology experts, as well as an assessment of metrics including patient safety, nurse staffing level, 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 2018–19 rankings, U.S. News and World Report evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures, and conditions.

Cancer touches all of us.

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