September 20, 2022

Sydney Adventist Hospital Ranked with the World’s Best

Health-care institution included in Newsweek ranking in oncology and cardiology.

[Photo: Adventist Record]

Sydney Adventist Hospital in New South Wales, Australia, has once again been ranked in the Newsweek World’s Best Specialized Hospitals survey for oncology, while also being ranked for the first time for cardiology.

The annual Newsweek survey features the top 300 hospitals for cardiology and 250 for oncology, with Sydney Adventist Hospital listed in both categories.

The research included 20 countries and was conducted by market research company Statista in partnership with Newsweek. Data was gathered from three sources: recommendations by doctors via an online survey from these countries; publicly available patient satisfaction survey results; and publicly available medical key performance indicators (KPIs) on hospitals.

Gavin Marx, clinical director at the San Integrated Cancer Centre, said the hospital is delighted with the news.

“This is the second time we’ve made it into Newsweek’s world top ranking oncology centers, and it is wonderful to see we are also climbing up the ranks and coming in higher than last year,” he said.

“Over many years, we have developed a high-volume cancer service at the San run by some of the most outstanding health professionals in New South Wales. It’s clear that our highly skilled team and constant innovation have led to excellent patient outcomes and an impressive reputation in Australia and internationally.”

Marx said the San is consistently leading the way in state surveys as well. “For three consecutive years the San Integrated Cancer Centre has achieved some of the highest ratings in the Bureau of Health Information patient survey, conducted in partnership with the Cancer Institute of New South Wales.”

Key features of the multidisciplinary San Integrated Cancer Centre include state-of-the-art imaging, a full range of high-quality surgical and reconstructive services, comprehensive medical oncology services, expert onsite cancer genetics, extensive cancer support services, and patient navigators.

Providing patients with access to novel medical therapies, the centre’s Clinical Trials Unit participates in international trials in breast, colorectal, prostate, melanoma, and other cancers. Patients also have access to lifestyle programs designed to reduce their cancer risk.

Adventist HealthCare Limited (AHCL) CEO Brett Goods said he is incredibly proud of the excellent work by all members of the San’s cancer teams and their recognition in an international context.

“It is wonderful to see us appear in the Newsweek ranking again this year for oncology,” Goods said. “I would also like to commend our San cardiology team who have been ranked in the world’s top cardiology centers for the first time. This is a truly outstanding achievement.”

The San has established a reputation as one of New South Wales’s leading providers of private cardiac care since 1979.

“The San is fortunate to have an outstanding cohort of cardiologists, supported by specialist nurses, allied health and other support staff,” San Cardiology department head Elizabeth Shaw said. “It enables us to undertake complex cardiology procedures and provide the best care for our patients.”

The original version of this story was posted by Adventist Record.