U.S. News ranks University of Texas MD Anderson as leading hospital for cancer care

June 04, 2017

An eight-story expansion of the Albert B. and Margaret M. Alkek Hospital opened in January with three new inpatient floors. The new units have cut-through corridors and individual work stations outside patient rooms so nurses can have better, faster access to patients. They also feature work areas where interdisciplinary teams can review and discuss patients' care plans. Patient rooms are spacious with a large picture window, private bathroom, cozy sitting area and pull-out bed for family members and visitors. The new rooms each have two large flat-screen televisions, a computer work desk and Internet service. The five remaining floors of the new tower will be built out for future patient care needs.

??Žand Outward To provide additional, convenient services in the greater Houston area, MD Anderson has expanded into four regional care centers in The Woodlands, Bay Area (Nassau Bay), Sugar Land and Katy. Each center offers radiation and medical oncology care, outpatient chemotherapy, clinical trials and support services such as pain management, nutrition and social work; three of the four centers offer surgical services. The regional care centers are growing rapidly with plans to add even more specialized clinical programs and services in the coming year.

This year, MD Anderson celebrates the 70th anniversary of its creation as a part of The University of Texas System. Since opening its doors to patients in 1944, more than 800,000 patients have turned to MD Anderson for care. Last year, nearly 10,000 registrants enrolled in MD Anderson clinical trials, which spur new discoveries for cancer patients across the globe.

Source University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center