For Immediate Release August 02, 2016

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The rankings are in and, once again, the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) has been ranked in the top 25 cancer centers in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

For its 2016-17 Best Hospitals rankings, U.S. News reviewed 902 hospitals that provide cancer care services. This ranking took into account UMGCCC’s National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation (at the time as a “cancer center”), outstanding patient outcomes, excellent nurses, nursing Magnet status, technical capabilities and more. Especially key to the rankings are consideration of a hospital’s ability to care for patients who present with challenging cases, as well as performance measures that yield hard data such as those related to patient outcomes.

This has been a big week for the cancer center, as UMGCCC’s elevated NCI designation as a comprehensive cancer center became official on August 1.

The University of Maryland Medical Center was also nationally ranked in the top 50 hospitals for Urology (#33), Diabetes & Endocrinology (#40) and Ear, Nose & Throat (#45).

Read more about the cancer center rankings at the U.S. News website: http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/rankings/cancer.