Cancer Accreditations and Awards

Nebraska Medicine is routinely recognized for our leadership and extraordinary care related to cancer. The list below is regularly updated with places which we've received some sort of accreditation or award from.

U.S. News & World Report

We have been ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News and World Report. Each year, U.S. News and World Report surveys the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals to come up with the year’s list of Best Hospitals. Just 3 percent of the hospitals analyzed for Best Hospitals earn national ranking in even one specialty.

  • Recognized as a high-performing hospital in cancer in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ranking.
  • Ranked nationally in cancer in the 2012 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals.
  • Ranked nationally in cancer in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals.
  • Ranked nationally in cancer in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals.
  • Recognized as a high-performing hospital in cancer in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals.

According to Newsweek’s list of “Top Cancer Doctors 2015,” 75 percent of the top cancer doctors in the state are at Nebraska Medicine.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is an alliance of the world’s leading cancer centers, working together to develop national treatment guidelines for cancers based on the latest research. The UNMC Eppley Cancer Center with Nebraska Medicine as its clinical partner is one of the founding members.

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designation

This designation recognizes that Nebraska Medicine offers patients options for prevention, diagnosis and treatment and access to clinical trials not available elsewhere.

Quality Oncology Practice Initiative

Nebraska Medicine has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The QOPI® Certification Program (QCP™) certifies oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for cancer care. This certification reaffirms our commitment to providing patients with high quality cancer care. For more information, please visit:

American College of Radiology

The American College of Radiology (ACR) recognizes the highest standards for quality practice in clinical imaging, personnel expertise and an ongoing commitment to quality improvement.

American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

This accreditation ensures that patients will receive comprehensive, state-of-the-art services provided by a multi-specialty team coordinating all aspects of cancer care.

Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT)

The FACT Accreditation demonstrates our commitment to quality in cellular therapy and blood and marrow transplantation and verifies that our transplant program has met rigorous international standards.

Magnet Status

Magnet Status awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and is the highest level of recognition for excellence in nursing practice.

Oncology Certified Nurses

Oncology Certified Nurses (OCN) working at Nebraska Medicine have obtained their certification in Oncology Nursing.

Blue Distinction Center

First hospital in the state to receive the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska - Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers.

Best Doctors of America

176 physicians at Nebraska Medicine are recognized among the “Best Doctors of America”

Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Center of Excellence