Comprehensive Cancer Center Lands Spot on Top 100 List

September 29, 2015

Becker's Hospital Review has published the 2015 edition of its list of "100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs" and the Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) of Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital is on the list.

The CCC is the only Rhode Island health system on this year’s list.

The list features organizations dedicated to treating cancer patients as well as researching the deadly disease. The hospitals and cancer centers stand out in terms of quality patient care, clinical outcomes and research achievements.

“Once again, an independent organization has scrutinized cancer programs across the country and includes ours as among the best,” said David Wazer, MD, interim medical director of the CCC. “We acknowledge this recognition with pride and renew our steadfast commitment to providing high-quality care and support systems to our patients.”

The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on recognition received, accreditations earned, and memberships held in cancer care-oriented groups. Specifically, the Becker's team examined U.S. News & World Report's hospital rankings for treating cancer, CareChex cancer care rankings, BlueCross BlueShield Association Blue Distinction Center designation, National Cancer Institute designations, and Commission on Cancer accreditations and awards received, as well as membership in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Hospitals on this list have several of these recognitions.

The full list features individual profiles of all 100 organizations and can be read here.

Becker's Hospital Review has published a version of this list every year since 2012, and this is the third year it has included 100 hospitals. The list is not an endorsement of included hospitals, health systems or associated healthcare providers, and organizations cannot pay for inclusion on this list. Hospitals are presented in alphabetical order.

David Levesque

Director, Media Relations