Markey ranked as top 50 cancer hospital


The UK Markey Cancer Center for a seventh straight year earned a national ranking from the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals. For the eighth year in a row, UK HealthCare was ranked the No. 1 hospital in Kentucky.

Every accolade we earn, and every patient we care for, is reflective of the extraordinary care that happens here. Our expertise, innovation and treatments lead the region, and are at the forefront of cancer care in Kentucky.

Together, it all gives Kentuckians even more reasons to believe in Markey.

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The Importance of the US News & World Report Rankings As Explained by Markey Cancer Center Director


The 2023-24 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals survey reviewed the performance of 899 hospitals in cancer care. In addition to our overall ranking, these conditions and specialty procedures at UK Markey Cancer Center were nationally recognized:

  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Leukemia, lymphoma & myeloma
  • Lung cancer surgery
  • Ovarian cancer surgery
  • Uterine cancer surgery

Two other UK HealthCare programs that provide care for cancer patients — Ear, Nose & Throat and Obstetrics & Gynecology — were also nationally ranked, and Gastroenterology and GI surgery was recognized as high-performing.

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NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center - A Cancer Center Designated by the National Cancer Institute

Markey Cancer Center is designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center – a distinction that recognizes our commitment to accelerating precision cancer research and care to patients. We are the first and only NCI-Comprehensive Cancer Center in Kentucky, and one of 57 in the nation.