Quality Care: Awards and Reports

We're proud of our exceptional record for cancer care. For a full report on quality scores across the UC San Diego Health System, see Quality and Safety at UC San Diego Health System or the links below.

Awards and Achievements

U.S. News & World Report badge: Top 25 in Nation
  • Our cancer services were ranked among the top 25 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its 2014-15 "Best Hospitals" survey, which recognized UC San Diego Health System as the top adult hospital in San Diego. 
  • Also in 2014, we were named one of "100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs" by Becker's Hospital Review.

Commission on Cancer Quality of Care Measures

UC San Diego Health System's cancer program is accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS), which collects standardized data from CoC-accredited health care settings to measure cancer care quality. The CoC sets quality of care measures for breast and colorectal cancer.

Comission on Cancer

Reports for UC San Diego Health System:

Leapfrog Hospital Survey

The Leapfrog Group is a coalition of public and private purchasers of employee health coverage founded in 2000 to work for improvements in health care safety, quality and affordability. The Leapfrog Group surveys over 1,300 hospitals and assesses performance on several metrics, including high-risk surgeries such as pancreatic resection and esophageal resection.

Other Memberships and Affiliations

  • One of 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
  • American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
  • Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) 
  • Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI)
  • Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy
  • National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
  • American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
National Comprehensive Cancer Network American College of Radiology Magnet  
 QOPI Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy NAP BC