UK Named One of "Top Hospitals with Great Oncology Programs" by Becker's Hospital Review

The University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital is one of the nation’s “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs” in Becker’s Hospital Review magazine's recently released compilation of leading cancer care providers in the United States. The UK Markey Cancer Center, whose clinical programs are integrated with UK Chandler Hospital, received a National Cancer Institute cancer center designation in July 2013.

According to the health care industry trade publication, organizations included on the 2016 list are “leading the way in terms of clinical expertise, patient outcomes and influential cancer research.” In choosing UK as a top oncology program, Becker’s noted Markey's NCI designation; its status as a Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers; and its role in caring for the patients of central Appalachia, one of the most economically disadvantaged and medically underserved regions in the U.S.

Additionally, Becker's noted that Markey is one of just a few institutions across the country offering multidisciplinary care through Clinical Care and Research Teams.

The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on rankings and awards they have received from a variety of reputable sources. The following awards were considered as part of the criteria for inclusion on the list: U.S. News & World Report cancer rankings, CareChex cancer care rankings, National Cancer Institute designations, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer accreditations, and Blue Distinction Center recognition from the BlueCross BlueShield Association.

Media Contact: Kristi Lopez, kristi.lopez@uky.edu