Medical Center garners U.S. News rankings
UMMC has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a high-performing hospital in several categories on the publication's annual "Best Hospitals" list.
The Medical Center was cited as a high-performing hospital for gynecology, nephrology and urology. For the third year in a row, University Cancer Care also was listed as a high-performing regional cancer hospital.
Dr. Lucio Miele, director of the UMMC Cancer Institute and Ergon Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Radiation Oncology, said UCC's recognition especially is shared by UMMC's entire medical staff.
"Our multidisciplinary teams include medical and radiation oncologists and hematologists - who work primarily with cancer patients - as well as surgeons, radiologists, pathologists and multiple specialists in every field," Miele said. "These teams work together to provide the individualized care our patients need and deserve.
"In the end, a geneticist, a cardiologist, a pulmonologist can be as important in cancer treatment as can a surgeon or oncologist."
For a complete list of rankings, including qualifications for inclusion and other criteria, visit http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/.