The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center (UMGCC) has again been ranked as one of the nation’s top 50 cancer centers in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Hospitals list. The ranking puts the UMGCC among the best centers nationwide for cancer care. Out of more than 900 cancer programs evaluated in the United States, the UMGCC moved to 33rd in the nation, up from 48th last year.
The Greenebaum Cancer Center was also featured in the magazine’s Best Hospitals issue cover story, “Practicing Art on Medicine’s Front Lines: Tales from the OR and the Bedside.” The story focuses on several cancer patients treated at UMGCC and the difficult treatment decisions they faced. (See U.S. News photo gallery highlighting UMGCC surgical oncologist Nader Hanna, M.D., and one cancer patient’s story.)
“This is a wonderful and fitting tribute to the physicians, nurses, researchers and staff who work here and to their joint commitment to address the problem of cancer in Maryland and beyond.” said 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. “It is also an affirmation of the support we have received in recent years from the State of Maryland through the Cigarette Resititution Fund, the Medical Center and Medical System, the School of Medicine and our wonderful local philanthropic community.”
Other specialties of the University of Maryland Medical Center that also ranked among America’s Best Hospitals were our programs in kidney disease, urology respiratory disorders and ear, nose and throat (ENT). This is the 20th year that U.S. News has published its hospital rankings. The 2009 “Best Hospitals” rankings were produced by RTI International, of Research Triangle Park, N.C.
For more information about the programs or services of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, please call 1-800-888-8823.