Peter Mac jumps in World's Best Specialised Hospital rankings

Monday, 18 September, 2023

Peter Mac jumps in World's Best Specialised Hospital rankings

The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre has ranked 14th out of 300 oncology hospitals around the globe for 2024 in the latest release of the World’s Best Specialised Hospitals, rising from 19th on the list in 2023.

Peter Mac was the only Australian centre in the top 100, with the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital the next Australian centre in the oncology list at 105. The latest list features 1500 hospitals across a range of specialties such as cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, gynaecology, neurology, neurosurgery, obstetrics, orthopaedics, paediatrics, pulmonology and urology.

Partnering with global research firm Statista, Newsweek says the rankings are released to assist patients with finding information on which hospital would be best for them. Rankings are based on a global survey of doctors and healthcare professionals, using publicly available hospital quality metrics and patient satisfaction data.

“This is fantastic recognition for the work done by the staff at Peter Mac and the quality care we provide to our patients every day,” Acting Peter Mac CEO Karen Fox said.

“Our clinical staff and researchers are at the forefront ... when it comes to caring for patients with cancer and looking for new ways to achieve even better outcomes.”

The centre also ranked 135th in the World’s Best Smart Hospitals of 2024 in recognition for its use of artificial intelligence. This ranking was based on an assessment of 330 hospitals from 28 countries looking at their use of electronic functionalities, telemedicine, digital imaging, artificial intelligence and robotics.

Image credit: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

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