SEATTLE – July 28, 2020 – In addition to being recognized as a Best Hospital, SCCA earned “High Performing” ratings for colon cancer surgery and lung cancer surgery, 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.
“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.”
For more information about the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ. The rankings will be published in the “Best Hospitals 2021” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469951), available in stores October 6.
Fred Hutch Media Team