UC Davis Medical Center ranked among the top 50 U.S. hospitals for cancer
July 17, 2012
UC Davis Medical Center ranks among the top 50 in the nation for cancer care, according to the newly released U.S. News Best Hospitals report.
Each year, U.S. News evaluates about 5,000 hospitals to identify the top 50 in the nation in 16 adult medical specialties. UC Davis in one of about 150 hospitals – and the only in the Sacramento region – to rank at the national level in at least one medical specialty.
UC Davis Medical Center’s ranking in cancer care places it among the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide.
The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, for example, is recognized for its patient-centered and collaborative approach to care, where specialized teams of doctors work together to develop the ideal treatment or combination of treatments for each patient and each type of cancer. The expertise and compassion of its physicians combined with leading-edge cancer research and therapies make UC Davis a top-rated cancer center – and the only cancer center in Sacramento and all of inland Northern California recognized by the National Cancer Institute for leading-edge treatments and role and for developing new standards of cancer prevention and care.
The U.S. News ranking summarizes the quality of inpatient care. The ranking examines reputation as well as several measurable and verifiable factors that have a direct link to the quality of patient care. These include the balance of nurses to patients; mortality statistics; patient safety; the numbers of procedures conducted; and other care-related measures such as technology and patient services.