Baltimore, MD; July 19, 2011: The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center (UMGCC) has been ranked among the top 25 cancer centers is the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Hospitals list for 2011. The cancer center ranked 22nd out of approximately 900 cancer programs in the country, putting it among the very top centers nationwide for cancer care.
“We are extremely proud of the outstanding physicians, nurses, researchers and staff who work here. This is a testament to their hard work, dedication and commitment to the cause of defeating cancer,” said Kevin J. Cullen, M.D., director of the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center and professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. “It is also indicative of the support we have received in recent years from the State of Maryland through the Cigarette Resititution Fund Program, the Medical Center and Medical System, the School of Medicine and our wonderful community advocates.”
Other specialties of the University of Maryland Medical Center that also ranked among America’s Best Hospitals were our programs in Diabetes & Endocrinology (#29), Ear, Nose & Throat (#38), Geriatrics (#47), Heart & Heart Surgery (#31), Kidney Disorders (#27), Orthopaedics (#28), Pulmonology (#20), and Urology (#44).
U.S. News created Best Hospitals more than 20 years ago to identify hospitals exceptionally skilled in handling the most difficult cases, such as brain tumors typically considered inoperable and delicate pancreatic procedures.
RTI International in Research Triangle Park, N.C., generated the 2011-12 Best Hospitals rankings on behalf of U.S. News & World Report.
The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center offers comprehensive multidisciplinary treatment for all types of cancer. For more information about our programs or services, please call 1-800-888-8823.