WVU Cancer Institute named to Newsweek’s “America’s Best Cancer Hospitals”

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The WVU Cancer Institute at WVU Hospitals has been named to Newsweek’s 2023 list of “America’s Best Cancer Hospitals.” It is the only facility in West Virginia to be included on the list.

“Through a culture of service, respect, inclusivity, and accountability, we are committed to lead the way to better health and wellness with cancer prevention, treatment, and research. That’s our mission; it’s at the core of everything we do,” Hannah Hazard-Jenkins, M.D., director of the WVU Cancer Institute, said. “This national recognition is confirmation that we are fulfilling our mission. I’m grateful for every team member who helped make this possible.”

The America’s Best Cancer Hospitals ranking was created to provide patients and family members with a comprehensive resource for informed decision making. The underlying data analysis is based on three data sources:

  • Nationwide Online Survey: Healthcare professionals and hospital managers with knowledge about oncology (e.g., oncologists, hematologists, and oncology nurses) were asked to recommend leading cancer hospitals in the U.S.
  • Hospital Quality Metric: Hospital quality metrics with a focus on indicators relevant to oncology care were considered.
  • Results from Patient Surveys: Publicly available data from hospital patient surveys were used to analyze patient experience.

The WVU Cancer Institute is a regional network of care centers offering access to highly advanced experts and technologies close to home, allowing for better outcomes.

The flagship location in Morgantown boasts some of the state’s most specialized programs, such as multidisciplinary teams, psycho-oncologyoncologic physical therapists, and unique programs, including the only Gamma Knife (stereotactic radiosurgery for brain tumors)transplant and cellular therapy (TCT), and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) programs.

Patients and families receive support from nurses, dietitians, social workers, and financial counselors, ensuring that everyone who seeks the WVU Cancer Institute out for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up has access to the latest advancements and innovations in cancer care.

According to Newsweek, the America’s Best Cancer Hospitals 2023 title reinforces the WVU Cancer Institute’s “reputation as a hospital that provides benchmark-leading care and excellent services for cancer patients.”

The Newsweek announcement comes less than two weeks after Gov. Jim Justice announced a $50 million in state surplus funding that will support the WVU Cancer Institute’s efforts to attain National Cancer Institute Designation – a first for West Virginia.

For more information on the WVU Cancer Institute, visit WVUMedicine.org/Cancer.

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