Cancer Accreditations and Awards




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.



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.





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.




Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Center of Excellence

Nebraska Medicine is a Lung Cancer Screening Alliance Screening Center of Excellence.




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, 2016 and 2018 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.

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