“Best Hospitals” cancer-care score: 47.7/100
Robotic and minimally invasive cancer surgery; clinical trials.
Henry Ford Hospital is a general medical and surgical facility that also serves as a teaching hospital. In the span of a year it handles nearly 44,000 admissions and performs more than 26,000 surgeries. Contained within Henry Ford Hospital is the Josephine Ford Cancer Institute. It is one of the largest adult cancer specialty facilities in Michigan. It is known for the research and development of cancer-fighting drugs and techniques. Josephine Ford currently has more than 200 cancer research projects and clinical trials underway. The facility makes extensive use of robotic technology to improve the accuracy of cancer surgeries. This was the first medical institution in Michigan with a high-field intraoperative MRI. Patients come from across the U.S. and around the world. Josephine Ford Cancer Institute is accredited (with commendation) by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Doctors, nurses, clinicians and researchers function as multidisciplinary teams when treating patients. Treatment is tailored to each patient’s unique needs.