“Best Hospitals” cancer-care score: 41/100
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Allegheny General Hospital is the flagship general-medical hospital of the Allegheny Health Network. It functions as a teaching hospital for Drexel University College of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. When players from the Pittsburgh Pirates are injured or have other health problems requiring surgery, this is their go-to hospital. It is a facility that takes pride in offering cutting-edge treatments, many of which are developed in-house. U.S. News & World Report gives Allegheny General Hospital a high score for use of advanced technologies to fight cancer, including image-guided radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, and shaped-beam radiation. Of all the American Society for Radiation Oncology and American College of Radiology-accredited cancer-treatment programs in the country, Allegheny’s is said to be the largest. U.S. News & World Report gives the hospital highest grades for the quality of its hospice, pain management and palliative care services.