About the Program

January 20, 2009

While some centers are known throughout the medical community for their overall expertise, we saw a need for a physician's guide to the best in various specialties.

While some centers are known throughout the medical community for their overall expertise, we saw a need for a physician's guide to the best in various specialties.

In response to this, Medical Economics is proud to launch what will be a regular series: Clinical Centers of Excellence. The purpose is to recognize those hospitals that bring a little something extra to a specialty, whether through research, patient care, or community outreach.

We've chosen the centers based on information from key opinion leaders (KOLs) in various specialties and through physician surveys. We then asked the centers to report data and other information, which was verified whenever possible.

Geography is a factor as well. Doctors are more likely to recommend-and patients are more likely to visit-a center that is nearby rather than one across the country.

Though we could not profile them all, we have included a list of other Centers of Excellence identified by our surveys and key opinion leaders. We do not rank the centers relative to each other, but explain what makes each one unique.

Return to the CCE home page.