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IU Simon Cancer Center among "best," according to U.S. News & World Report

INDIANAPOLIS -- (July 17, 2009) -- One cancer program in Indiana has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report in its 2009 publication of America’s Best Hospitals.

Cancer clinical care programs at Clarian Health/Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), including those at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, ranked #32 in the magazine's "2009 America's Best Hospitals" guide. The IU Simon Cancer Center is the only cancer center in Indiana ranked in the guide.

The guide is accessible online at www.usnews.com/besthospitals.

Nine clinical programs at Clarian Health/IUSM are ranked among the top 50 national programs. Clarian's Methodist Hospital and Indiana University Hospital are the only Indiana hospitals included in the rankings and are among only 174 hospitals recognized out of the 4,861 evaluated nationwide.

Published in the July 21 issue of U.S. News & World Report, the guide ranks clinical programs at Clarian in nine of the 16 specialties evaluated.  

This is U.S. News' 20th year of ranking America's elite medical centers "to help patients find the best hospital when the need is great"; it is Clarian/IUSM's 12th consecutive appearance in the guide.