Cancer Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Gets Top Rating From Becker’s Hospital Review

Cancer care at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is receiving high marks from a leading health and business publication. Becker’s Hospital Review has rated the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital as one of the top “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs.”

April 4, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) – Cancer care at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is receiving high marks from a leading health and business publication. Becker’s Hospital Review has rated the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital as one of the top “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs.” Becker’s editorial team selected the cancer center based on clinical accolades, quality care and contributions to the field of oncology. Georgetown Lombardi, a part of Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC), is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Washington, DC area.

The medical centers selected for this honor are recognized for excellence in oncology by healthcare rating resources in addition to a history of cancer prevention and research. The Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center’s focus on patient-centered cancer care and cutting edge treatments and services further establishes its place in the top 100 oncology programs, noted Becker’s.

John Marshall, MD, chief of Hematology/Oncology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and professor of medicine at GUMC says, “It is very rewarding to be recognized for the outstanding care and cutting edge access we provide our community. This honor gives validation to our department for all of our hard work.”

Georgetown Lombardi at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is the cornerstone of the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Network.

About MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute-care teaching and research hospital with 609 beds located in Northwest Washington, D.C. Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personalis—caring for the whole person—MedStar Georgetown is committed to offering a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options within a trusting and compassionate environment.

MedStar Georgetown’s centers of excellence include neurosciences, transplant, cancer and gastroenterology. Along with Magnet® nurses, internationally recognized physicians, advanced research and cutting-edge technologies, MedStar Georgetown’s healthcare professionals have a reputation for medical excellence and leadership. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital—Knowledge and Compassion...Focused on You.

About Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University Medical Center is an internationally recognized academic medical center with a three-part mission of research, teaching and patient care (through MedStar Health). GUMC’s mission is carried out with a strong emphasis on public service and a dedication to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis – or “care of the whole person.” The Medical Center includes the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing & Health Studies, both nationally ranked; Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute; and the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization (BGRO), which accounts for the majority of externally funded research at GUMC including a Clinical Translation and Science Award from the National Institutes of Health.

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