City of Hope, an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, has been recognized as one of the top 10 best hospitals for cancer in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-24 Best Hospitals: Specialty Ranking.
This is the second consecutive year City of Hope has been listed in the top 10 and the 17th consecutive year it has been distinguished as one of the nation’s elite cancer hospitals.
City of Hope is one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the United States. In 2022, City of Hope opened City of Hope Orange County Lennar Foundation Cancer Center in Irvine, the most advanced comprehensive cancer center in Orange County. Construction is now underway on Orange County’s only hospital exclusively focused on treating and curing cancer, opening in 2025.
City of Hope’s high placement on the U.S. News & World Report list was aided by several factors, including high reputation scores, improved mortality rates and discharge to home metrics, and the overall patient experience.
The cancer hospital ranking is compiled based on data from 899 eligible cancer hospitals nationwide; U.S. News & World Report’s rankings cover 15 specialty areas in total. A cancer hospital’s overall score reflects performance in such areas as structure, designation as a National Cancer Institute (NCI) comprehensive cancer center, expert opinion and survival.
Earlier this year, City of Hope received the highest rating possible — a rating of “Exceptional” — from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. The rating puts the center in the top echelon of the nation’s 54 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers. City of Hope was also recently recognized by Newsweek as one of “America’s Best Cancer Hospitals,” ranking it in the top 7% of cancer hospitals in the country.