MD Anderson Cancer Center Joins Castle Connolly’s Partnership for Excellence Program

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Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America’s trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors, is pleased to announce that the internationally renowned cancer treatment and research center, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has recently joined the Partnership for Excellence program.

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America’s trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors, is pleased to announce that the internationally renowned cancer treatment and research center, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has recently joined the Partnership for Excellence program. As a participant in this important consumer-focused program, the online profiles of MD Anderson’s more than 220 affiliated Castle Connolly Top Doctors Top Doctors® will now be fully accessible, free of charge, to all the visitors to the Castle Connolly website – This will enable people seeking the very best in medical care related to the diagnosis, treatment and management of both adult and pediatric cancers to have the option of identifying the most appropriate and outstanding physicians on the Castle Connolly website. MD Anderson Cancer Center joins another recent participant, U C Irvine Health, as well as long time participating institutions such as: The Cleveland Clinic, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Penn Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Mount Sinai Health, NYU Langone Medical Center, Hospital for Special Surgery, Temple Health/Fox Chase Cancer Center, Barnabas Health; Maimonides Medical Center, Hackensack UMC, Wills Eye Hospital, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Northside Hospital System, North Shore University Health System; Jefferson University Hospitals; Cancer Treatment Centers of America and many other leading academic medical centers, specialty hospitals and regional health systems. The Partnership for Excellence hospitals all value the identification of Castle Connolly Top Doctors and the participation in the Partnership for Excellence program as a means to further extend their ability to bring their outstanding services and centers of excellence to consumers who seek the best in American medicine for themselves and their loved ones.

About MD Anderson Cancer Center
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, located in Houston on the campus of the Texas Medical Center, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. Its mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention. U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” survey has ranked MD Anderson the nation’s leading cancer care hospital for 10 of the past 13 years, and it has been named one of the nation’s top two cancer centers every year since the survey began in 1990. In 2014, more than 127,000 people sought care at the institution, with more than 8,000 participants enrolled in clinical trials, making its cancer clinical trials program the largest in the nation.

In addition to MD Anderson’s main campus in the Texas Medical Center and two research campuses in Bastrop County, Texas, the institution has developed a number of local, national and international locations. Houston-area care centers include: Bay Area, Katy, West Houston (diagnostic imaging), Bellaire (diagnostic imaging), Sugar Land, The Woodlands, Memorial City (surgical clinic). MD Anderson is now the exclusive provider of breast radiology services for five of Memorial Hermann’s 10 breast care centers in the Houston area — Memorial City, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, and Northeast and Southwest Houston. MD Anderson physicians provide cancer care to patients at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital. The MD Anderson Cancer Network® across the United states has as its partner members: Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center (Gilbert, Arizona), MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper (Camden, New Jersey), and Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center (Jacksonville, Florida); as an associate member, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in São Paulo, Brazil; and 12 hospitals and health systems in 10 states as certified members. Finally, MD Anderson affiliates include: MD Anderson Cancer Center Madrid (Spain); MD Anderson Radiation Treatment Center at American Hospital (Istanbul); and MD Anderson Radiation Treatment Center at Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

About Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
The mission of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is to help consumers find the best healthcare. To this end, it has identified and displays online the detailed profiles of more than 44,000 outstanding physicians in virtually all medical specialties and throughout the United States. These top doctors have been nominated by their peers in an extensive survey process of many tens of thousands of American doctors each year. The Castle Connolly physician-led research team thoroughly reviews the educational and professional credentials of those nominated - their medical education, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories – before selecting those deemed to be reflective of the very best in their specialty in the nation, America’s Top Doctors, and those deemed to be reflective of the very best in their specialty within their region. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be included in any Castle Connolly Guide or online directory.

In addition to appearing online at its website, Castle Connolly has numerous online and print partnerships with national and regional newspapers and magazines to enable the broadest distribution of its valuable information. National magazine partners have included Ladies Home Journal, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Worth and Town & Country. Newspaper partners for online Top Doctor’s features include The Washington Times, The Baltimore Sun, The Dallas morning News, The Arizona Republic and The Hollywood Reporter. And among its more than 45 regional magazine partners for annual top Doctors features are: New York, Boston, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Honolulu, Austin monthly, Philadelphia, Inside Jersey, Oklahoma, Sarasota, Indianapolis monthly, Orange Coast, Palm Springs Life, Memphis, Nashville Lifestyles, Greenwich, Westchester and many others. Castle Connolly also licenses its top doctors databases to other leading corporations and offers several corporate programs of personalized assistance services to help consumers identify and access the very best physicians.

The company was founded in 1991 by two respected leaders in healthcare, John K. Castle and John J. Connolly, Ed.D. Dr. Connolly was the President of New York Medical College for more than ten years. Mr. Castle served for six years as a commissioner and executive officer of the Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO); he also served as Chairman of the Board of New York Medical College for eleven years and served on its Board for twenty-two years. The professional staff at Castle Connolly is led by Jean Morgan, M.D., Vice President, Chief Medical & Research Officer and William Liss-Levinson, Ph.D., VP, Chief Strategy & Operations Officer.

For further information contact: William Liss-Levinson, Ph.D, VP, Chief Strategy & Operations Officer, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, 212.367.8400, ext. 114; bliss-levinson(at)castleconnolly(dot)com

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