Roswell Park Named One Of The Best Hospitals For Cancer

Ranked 33 by U.S. News & World Report

Richard Root
August 08, 2017 - 3:18 am
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Roswell Park Cancer Institute


Buffalo, NY (WBEN) — Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been named a Best Hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. They ranked 33rd among nearly 900 cancer hospitals reviewed nationwide for the annual Best Hospitals rankings.

Roswell Park was also recognized as high-performing within two other categories: urology and lung cancer surgery.

Roswell Park is the only facility in Western and Central New York State to be included on the Best Hospitals–Cancer list for 2017–18. Only 152 hospitals, or 3% of the more than 4,500 centers evaluated nationwide, were ranked in even one of the 16 main specialties this year.

“This acknowledgment is a window into the quality of the cancer care we provide, and reflects the specialized expertise of every single Roswell Park team member,” says Roswell Park President and CEO Candace Johnson. 
“Cancer patients today have more options to choose from than ever before and more data to guide and inform their decisions, so it’s especially rewarding when a trusted source says we stand out from the crowd because of the quality and impact of our care.”

To compile this year’s rankings, U.S. News reviewed several sources of data on U.S. hospitals, including the American Hospital Association’s Annual Survey Database and information from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The methodology for this year’s list uses indicators such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing care, as well as each center’s reputation and available medical technologies.

In addition to its status as a U.S. News Best Hospital for cancer, Roswell Park has been recognized as a BlueCross BlueShield Association Blue Distinction Center in the areas of Transplants and Complex & Rare Cancers, and received Guardian of Excellence Awards for patient satisfaction from Press Ganey Associates in both 2015 and 2016. 

See the full 2017–18 Best Hospitals rankings at

Hear more from Roswell President & CEO Dr. Candace Johnson and Roswell VP Dr Stephen Edge below:

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