The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center (UMGCC) has been ranked as one of the nation’s top 50 cancer centers in the latest list of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. This prestigious ranking puts the UMGCC among the best centers nationwide for cancer care.
“We are honored and pleased to be recognized by U.S. News and World Report with this distinction,” says Kevin J. Cullen, M.D., director or the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center and professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. “This prestigious achievement affirms that we are one of the leading centers in the country for cancer care, and affirms the hard work and dedication of everyone who works at UMGCC.”
Rankings were based on defined criteria, including membership in the Council of Teaching Hospitals, affiliation with a medical school, or the availability of leading technologies such as robotic surgery, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) or digital mammography. Centers also received scores for such measures as reputation, mortality rate, and care-related factors such as nursing and patient services.
Other specialties of the University of Maryland Medical Center that also ranked among America’s Best Hospitals were our programs in heart/cardiac care, kidney disease, urology and ear, nose and throat (ENT). This is the 19th year that U.S. News has published its hospital rankings. The 2008 “Best Hospitals” rankings were produced by RTI International, of Research Triangle Park, N.C.
The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center is a major referral center for patients throughout Maryland and the surrounding region and offers comprehensive treatment programs for all types of cancer. It is recognized for its multidisciplinary approach to cancer care, with teams of specialists working together to evaluate and treat patients. For more information on any of the programs or services of the cancer center, please call 1-800-888-8823.