One of the best: Upstate oncology program makes lift of top 100

 

The TrueBeam linear accelerator is one of the radiation treatment options available in the Upstate Cancer Center.

The TrueBeam linear accelerator is one of the radiation treatment options available in the Upstate Cancer Center.

Upstate University Hospital has a great oncology program. That’s according to Becker’s Hospital Review, a health industry publication that creates an annual list of 100 hospital and health systems with great oncology programs.

The list is not ranked, and hospitals cannot pay to be included. Rather, hospitals are chosen based on a number of factors, including recognitions received, accreditations earned and cancer-oriented group memberships held.

“We are committed to the fight against cancer,” says hospital Chief Executive Officer John McCabe, MD. “From our biomedical research and training of future health professionals, to the state-of-the-art care offered in both the Upstate Cancer Center and our inpatient settings, we are on the front lines of that fight every day.”

Upstate offers the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies for adults and children and has more than 90 physicians who specialize in cancer care.

The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer accredits the Upstate Cancer Center, and the hospital received the program’s Outstanding Achievement Award in 2015. The cancer center has also earned accreditation from the American College of Radiology and the American College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancers.

This article appears in the spring 2016 issue of Cancer Care magazine.

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