UF Health Shands earned a top position in a new ranking of cancer hospitals across the country, placing third in the state and 57th nationally.
American’s Best Cancer Hospitals is a new ranking by Newsweek and Statista. Hospitals are marked based on an online survey of health care professionals, hospital quality metrics and results from patient experience surveys.
“This ranking is a wonderful honor for our cancer program and our team of outstanding cancer physicians at UF Health,” Merry Jennifer Markham, associate director for medical affairs at the UF Health Cancer Center, said in a press release. “It reflects the excellence in innovative and personalized cancer care we provide to our patients each day.”
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa earned 10th place in the nation, and the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville received 26th. The ranking included 175 hospitals.
Earlier in June, the UF Health Cancer Center became a designated facility with the National Cancer Institute, the 72nd in the nation.
“Coming as the UF Health Cancer Center has achieved designation from the National Cancer Institute, this news will add to our momentum as we strive to reach new heights with our cancer programs so that we can better serve our patients,” Markham said.
UF Shands Children’s Hospital earned its highest ever rankings for its diabetes and endocrinology program, ranked by U.S. News and World Report in June.
Last week, UF Health also broke ground on an Eastside Urgent Care Center in Gainesville.