For more than two centuries, Penn Medicine has been committed to the highest standards of patient care, education and research. Penn's commitment has been recognized by peers, as well as by others throughout the Philadelphia region and across the nation.
Comprehensive Cancer Centers – National Cancer Institute
The Abramson Cancer Center is one of a very select group of cancer centers in the country rated 'exceptional' and awarded the prestigious designation of Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. This status has been continuously awarded to the Abramson Cancer Center for more than 40 years.
Commission on Cancer®
The Abramson Cancer Center is a proud accredited member of the Commission on Cancer® (CoC) as a result of its voluntary commitment to providing high quality, patient-centered care. As a CoC-accredited cancer program, this institution demonstrates an important commitment to providing all patients with access to services they need from diagnoses through treatment, rehabilitation, and survivorship care. Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving patient outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.
The CoC awarded the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center's Cancer Program an Outstanding Achievement Award for our 2017 survey. We were one of 16 accredited programs in the country to receive this designation and great honor.
Blue Distinction Centers® – Independence Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association recognized the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital as Blue Distinction Centers for Complex and Rare Cancers (2008).
"Honor Roll" of America's Best Hospitals
U.S. News & World Report ranks the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania as #10 in the nation for Best Hospital for Cancer (2018), and #1 overall in the Philadelphia region (2018). Learn more about Penn Medicine's U.S. News ranking.
Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs™
Each year, Philadelphia Magazine compiles its Top Docs™ list of the region's best physicians. The physicians at Penn Medicine always figure prominently on this list, and 2018 was no exception.