Aug. 1, 2023

Winship’s cancer care ranks in the nation’s top 50, according to U.S. News & World Report

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Cancer care provided by Winship at Emory University Hospital is ranked in the top 50 in the United States and number one in Georgia and metro Atlanta, according to U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News & World Report’s highly anticipated list, released today, ranks cancer care provided by Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University among the best in the United States. Emory University Hospital is the only hospital in Georgia to be named in the top 50 for cancer care, ranking at No. 45 in the country in the national news outlet’s annual survey of the nation's best hospitals. Medical care provided via Emory University Hospital was ranked No. 1 in Georgia and across metropolitan Atlanta.

"We are honored to be recognized again this year as a top cancer center nationally. We are especially proud of the quality of care we deliver, and the favorable patient outcomes that contribute to this ranking," said Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD, Winship's executive director and Roberto C. Goizueta Chair for Cancer Research in Emory University School of Medicine. "As Georgia's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, we remain fully dedicated to delivering top-notch cancer care, discovering cures for cancer and inspiring hope for all."

"We are pleased that Winship once again has been recognized as one of the country's best, as our entire team strives to put our patients at the center of all we do," says Sagar Lonial, MD, FACP, Winship's chief medical officer and professor and chair of the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. “With the addition of our first-of-its-kind cancer care center at Emory University Hospital Midtown this year, we’re now even more equipped to provide the most innovative, comprehensive and convenient cancer care for patients across metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia.”

Winship Cancer Institute provides its award-winning care from locations across metro Atlanta including Druid Hills, Decatur, Johns Creek, Sandy Springs and Buford, in addition to the Emory Proton Therapy Center and the new 17-story custom-designed cancer care center, Winship at Emory Midtown, which offers inpatient and outpatient care, plus all oncology-related services patients need in one state-of-the-art building.

For the twelfth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranked Emory University Hospital as the No. 1 hospital in Georgia and metro Atlanta in the regional rankings. Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital ranked No. 2 in Georgia and metro Atlanta for the eighth consecutive year. Emory University Hospital Midtown moved up to fourth place this year, after three consecutive years ranking in fifth place in Georgia and metro Atlanta rankings.

U.S. News & World Report began publishing hospital rankings in 1990, as "America's Best Hospitals," to identify medical centers in various specialties that were best suited for patients whose illnesses pose unusual challenges because of underlying conditions, procedure difficulty, advanced age or other medical issues that add risk. Hospitals are assessed in 15 specialty areas for the rankings. In 12 of the 15 specialties, ranking is determined by an extensive data-driven analysis combining performance measures in three primary dimensions of health care: structure, process and outcomes. In the three other specialties, ranking relies solely on expert opinion. Nearly 5,000 hospitals are evaluated each year.

U.S. News & World Report first published Best Regional Hospitals in 2011. Within a state or major metropolitan area, regional hospital rank is determined by a hospital's performance in the national adult specialty rankings analysis and by its scores across 20 procedure and condition areas evaluated.

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