Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Rankings & Ratings

#27 in Cancer | Overall Score 65.8/100

Cancer Scorecard

A hospital's overall Cancer score is based on various data categories, including volume of high-risk patients, nurse staffing and patient survival. The 50 top-scoring hospitals are nationally ranked. See the full U.S. News national rankings in Cancer or hospital ratings in lung cancer surgery and colon cancer surgery.

Overall

National Rank #27
Overall Score 65.8/100
National Score Distribution
Ineligible for Scoring (4419)
Scored / Not Ranked (804)
High Performing (40)
Ranked (50)

Outcomes and Experience (48.2% of score)

Higher numbers suggest better survival odds, fewer complications and more patients treated.

30-day cancer survival

Survival 30 days after being admitted relative to other hospitals treating similarly complex conditions.

Excellent ?
30-day cancer survival

Excellent score of 9/10

Patient safety

Ability to prevent four types of accidents and medical errors across the hospital.

Average ?
Patient safety

Average score of 5/9

See more patient safety metrics

Success in preventing deaths from treatable complications after surgery.

Average ?
Success in preventing deaths from treatable complications after surgery.

Average score of 2/3

Success in preventing major bleeding and bruising after surgery.

Average ?
Success in preventing major bleeding and bruising after surgery.

Average score of 2/3

Success in preventing respiratory failure after surgery.

Average ?
Success in preventing respiratory failure after surgery.

Average score of 2/3

Success in preventing harm to patients during surgery.

Average ?
Success in preventing harm to patients during surgery.

Average score of 2/3

Number of patients

Relative volume of high-risk patients treated for cancer-related disorders over three years. Higher volume is associated with better outcomes.

Very High ?
Number of patients

Very High score of 2463 discharges

Key Programs, Services and Staff (15.7% of score)

Care of challenging patients demands hands-on attention and highly specialized expertise.

Nurse staffing

More nursing care per patient is associated with better outcomes and better patient experience.

Average ?
Nurse staffing

Average ratio of 1.6

Intensivists

Whether hospital has at least one adult intensive-care unit staffed by a doctor specifically certified or trained to care for ICU patients.

Advanced technologies

Such as image-guided radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy and shaped-beam radiation.

Excellent ?
Advanced technologies

Excellent score of 8/8

Patient services

Such as programs for hospice, pain management and palliative care.

Excellent ?
Patient services

Excellent score of 8/8

Professional Recognition (36.1% of score)

Endorsements by respected national organizations demonstrate high standards.

Recognized as Nurse Magnet hospital

Indicates hospital meets high nursing standards. Based on American Nurses Credential Center designation as of April 1, 2017.

NCI-designated cancer center

Recognized by the National Cancer Institute as a "comprehensive" or "clinical" cancer center.

Accredited by FACT

Certified for bone marrow and tissue transplantation by Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy.

Fully accredited ?
Accredited by FACT

Fully accredited score of 2/2

Reputation with physicians in specialty

% of cancer specialists responding to surveys in 2015, 2016 and 2017 who named hospital as among best for very challenging patients.

Average ?
Reputation with physicians in specialty

Average score of 1.8%

Most hospitals are named by a few specialists or not at all.

Conditions/Procedure Applicable to Cancer

Lung Cancer Surgery

High performing
Colon Cancer Surgery

High performing

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