Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) is proud to be ranked among the top 10 cancer hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-2021 “Best Hospitals” survey.
As the No. 1 cancer hospital in the Pacific Northwest and Washington state's only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center, SCCA and its partnership with UWMC are at the forefront of cutting-edge approaches to treatment and prevention.
SCCA/UWMC ranks ninth among all U.S. cancer hospitals. The cancer treatment center also earned “High Performing” ratings for colon cancer surgery and lung cancer surgery specialties, in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors including patient outcomes. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for these types of care.
The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 31st year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.
“We are honored to be recognized among the top ten cancer hospitals in the nation, and number one in the Pacific Northwest,” said Nancy E. Davidson, MD, president and executive director of SCCA. “This recognition from U.S. News & World Report is especially meaningful as the evaluation was conducted in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that in addition to reflecting our more than 20 year-long commitment to providing the highest-quality, patient-centered care, this year’s ranking underscores the tireless work of our physicians and patient-facing staff in ensuring our patients had access to the cancer care they needed even as we face a global health crisis that has greatly disrupted our community.”
For the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 26 specialties, 10 procedures and multiple conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 134 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized best regional hospitals based on high-performing rankings across multiple areas of care.
“For more than 30 years, U.S. News & World Report has been helping patients, along with the help of their physicians, identify the Best Hospitals in an array of specialties, procedures and conditions,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “The hospitals that rise to the top of our rankings and ratings have deep medical expertise, and each has built a track record of delivering good outcomes for patients.”