SEATTLE – (Aug. 14, 2018) – Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) / University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) is ranked among the best in the nation for adult cancer care by U.S. News & World Report for 2018-2019. In addition to receiving a ranking in the Top 10 for the 13th year in a row, SCCA/UWMC received “High Performing” ratings for colon cancer surgery and lung cancer surgery for the third consecutive year and evaluations of “very high” or “excellent” in several categories including nurse staffing and discharging patients to home.
“The tremendous commitment, expertise and support delivered by our team members to patients and their families every day is the primary reason that Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is once again ranked in the Top 10 in the nation for adult cancer care by U.S. News & World Report,” said Dr. Nancy Davidson, president and executive director of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 158 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.
“For nearly 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available, we give patients and their physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of specialties.”
Earlier this year, more than 70 SCCA doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants were recognized in Seattle Magazine and Seattle Met magazines’ Top Doctors lists.
About Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists from Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s and UW Medicine – one extraordinary group whose sole purpose is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. Based in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, SCCA has six clinical care sites, including a medical oncology clinic at Evergreen Health in Kirkland, Washington; medical and radiation oncology clinics at UW Medicine/Northwest Hospital & Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, as well as Network affiliations with hospitals in five states. For more information about SCCA, visit seattlecca.org.
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