Congratulations to the Lurie Cancer Center's primary teaching affiliate, Northwestern Memorial Hospital! In the 2012 ranking of the nation's "Best Hospitals" published by U.S. News & World Report, Northwestern Memorial was ranked No. 1 in both Illinois and Chicago. In addition, Northwestern Memorial ranks 12th among 18 hospitals to make U.S. News' 2012 Honor Roll, a prestigious citation given only to a handful of hospitals in the country each year.
Of the nearly 5,000 medical centers evaluated nationwide, only 148 hospitals were chosen and ranked according to the Top 50 programs in 16 clinical areas. The rankings were driven by data such as mortality rates, procedure volume, and balance of nurses and patients. Northwestern Memorial is rated in 12 specialties, including cancer.
The Lurie Cancer Center and its affiliated hospitals and physician practices treat nearly 10,000 new cancer cases annually providing an extensive range of treatment options, including more than 300 interventional clinical trials. In addition to the Lurie Cancer Center's coordinated use of chemotherapy, surgery, radiation oncology, and interventional oncology, we facilitate cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, survivorship, and recovery through patient education and the use of complementary therapies.
Read more about Northwestern Memorial's U.S. News' 2012 "Best Hospitals" ranking.
In addition, the Lurie Cancer Center has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The QOPI Certification Program provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet the highest standards for quality cancer care.
Lurie Cancer Center Receives National Recognition for Quality Cancer Care
"Cancer patients and their families should expect nothing less than accountability and the highest standards from their cancer care providers," said Allen S. Lichter, MD, CEO of ASCO and President of the QOPI Certification Program. "QOPI participation reflects a commitment to quality of care that leads to fundamental changes in the clinical practice of oncology. Oncology practices that commit to quality and safety are those that provide the most optimal cancer care."
Read more about the Lurie Cancer Center's QOPI Certification