The U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll 2023-2024 has been published and includes several mesothelioma cancer centers

Hundreds of hospitals around the country are evaluated and scored in order to compile a list of the most outstanding hospitals based on the condition of the facility, specialty treatments and procedures among other criteria. The honor roll is an annually generated report intended to aid patients in finding the best care and medical treatment. 

To rank on the honor roll list, a hospital must be a well-rounded medical facility and excel in various treatment fields. The doctors, surgeons and oncologists leading the programs at the nation’s best hospitals have many specialties including mesothelioma, lung cancer, ovarian cancer and all types of cancer. 

Mesothelioma is one of the rarest forms of cancer, so it’s important to find a cancer center and specialists with experience treating this aggressive cancer. Many of these top-ranked cancer centers have mesothelioma specialists on staff. 

 

Rankings for Best Overall Hospitals in America

The U.S. News & World Report generates a list of the best hospitals in the country. Many of these hospitals consistently make the list, including hospitals specializing in mesothelioma.  

The full honor roll list is below. The hospitals in bold are distinguished mesothelioma cancer centers: 

  1. Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis, MO)
  2. Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA)
  3. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA)
  4. Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH)
  5. Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian (Philadelphia, PA)
  6. Houston Methodist Hospital (Houston, TX)
  7. Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, MD)
  8. Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA)
  9. Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)
  10. Mount Sinai Hospital (New York, NY)
  11. New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell (New York, NY)
  12. North Shore University Hospital at Northwell Health (Manhasset, NY)
  13. Northwestern Medicine-Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago, IL)
  14. NYU Langone Hospitals (New York, NY)
  15. Rush University Medical Center (Chicago, IL)
  16. Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital (Stanford, CA)
  17. UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA)
  18. UC San Diego Health-La Jolla and Hillcrest Hospitals (La Jolla, CA)
  19. UCSF Health-UCSF Medical Center (San Francisco, CA)
  20. University of Michigan Health-Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  21. UT Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, TX)
  22. Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, TN)

 

Best Hospitals for Cancer Treatment 

The U.S. News & World Report generates several lists focusing on hospital specialties. Below are the top 20 hospitals for cancer treatment:

  1. MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX)
  2. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York, NY)
  3. Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)
  4. UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA)
  5. Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center (Boston, MA)
  6. Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian (Philadelphia, PA)
  7. UCSF Health-UCSF Medical Center (San Francisco, CA) 
  8. City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center (Duarte, CA)
  9. Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, MD)
  10. Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH) 
  11. Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital (Stanford, CA)
  12. Mount Sinai Hospital (New York, NY)
  13. New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell (New York, NY)
  14. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA)
  15. USC Norris Cancer Hospital-Keck Medical Center of USC (Los Angeles, CA) 
  16. University of Chicago Medical Center (Chicago, IL) 
  17. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston, MA)
  18. Northwestern Medicine-Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago, IL)
  19. UT Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, TX)
  20. Houston Methodist Hospital (Houston, TX)*
  21. UC San Diego Health-Moores Cancer Center (La Jolla, CA)*

*Houston Methodist Hospital and UC San Diego-Moores Cancer Center received the same score of 70.5 with 10 of each hospital’s adult specialties ranking nationally. 

 

Best Hospitals for Cancer Surgery

There are also lists ranking hospitals by specialty cancer surgery performance and effectiveness. For the purpose of this blog, we will focus on lung cancer surgery and gastrointestinal cancer surgery rankings. 

Pleural mesothelioma is the most commonly diagnosed type of mesothelioma, which forms in the pleura (lining of the lungs). Below are the top 10 hospitals for lung cancer surgery: 

  1. Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)
  2. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA)
  3. NYU Langone Hospitals (New York, NY)
  4. UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA) 
  5. Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian (Philadelphia, PA)
  6. National Jewish Health, Denver-University of Colorado Hospital (Denver, CO)
  7. Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital (Stanford, CA)
  8. UCSF Health-UCSF Medical Center (San Francisco, CA) 
  9. UC San Diego Health-La Jolla and Hillcrest Hospitals (La Jolla, CA)
  10. North Shore University Hospital at Northwell Health (Manhasset, NY)

Peritoneal mesothelioma is the second most diagnosed type of mesothelioma, which forms in the peritoneum (lining of the abdomen). Below are the top 10 hospitals for gastrointestinal cancer surgery: 

  1. Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)
  2. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA)
  3. UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA) 
  4. NYU Langone Hospitals (New York, NY)
  5. Houston Methodist Hospital (Houston, TX)
  6. Mount Sinai Hospital (New York, NY)
  7. New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell (New York, NY)
  8. Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH) 
  9. Northwestern Medicine-Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago, IL)
  10. Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital (Stanford, CA)

 

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and need help connecting with a specialty cancer center, contact our patient advocate and registered nurse, Karen Ritter. She can guide you through your diagnosis and connect you with experienced mesothelioma specialists to find you the best treatment possible. 

Sources & Author

  1. Best Hospitals Honor Roll. U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved from: https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/rankings. Accessed: 08/02/2023.
  2. Best Hospitals for Pulmonology & Lung Surgery. U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved from: https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/rankings/pulmonology. Accessed: 08/02/2023.
  3. Best Hospitals for Gastroenterology & GI Surgery. U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved from: https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/rankings/gastroenterology-and-gi-surgery. Accessed: 08/02/2023.
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About the Writer, Camryn Keeble

Camryn Keeble is the senior content writer and editor for Mesothelioma Guide. She creates mesothelioma-related content for the Mesothelioma Guide website. Camryn's goal is to decipher advanced information regarding mesothelioma into informative, simplified content to educate those affected by mesothelioma. She also works diligently to raise awareness of mesothelioma and its effects on patients and their loved ones.

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About the Writer, Camryn Keeble

Camryn Keeble is the senior content writer and editor for Mesothelioma Guide. She creates mesothelioma-related content for the Mesothelioma Guide website. Camryn's goal is to decipher advanced information regarding mesothelioma into informative, simplified content to educate those affected by mesothelioma. She also works diligently to raise awareness of mesothelioma and its effects on patients and their loved ones.