ANCC Magnet® Designation

What Magnet® means to Fox Chase Nurses

We are Magnet® nurses. We work at Fox Chase Cancer Center because something special is in air.  We are dedicated and passionate.  When visitors arrive, they feel the ‘it’ factor in the interactions they have with everyone and through the care they receive from their nurses, physicians and all health care providers.  Magnet designation means we consistently strive towards nursing excellence every moment of every day:

From this passion comes many accomplishments.  A few projects we have worked on to improve our nurse’s workflow and patient satisfaction include:

  • Scalp cooling caps for breast cancer patients
  • Emoji education cards improved communication about medications
  • Supported community education
  • Increasing on time OR start times
  • Improvement in wait time for tests and treatments
  • Decreased falls and fall with injury
  • Decreased central line and urinary catheter infections
  • Improvement in radiation therapy patient experience

In September 2000, Fox Chase Cancer Center became the nation's first comprehensive cancer center and Pennsylvania's first hospital to receive ANCC Magnet®  designation for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which renewed this honor in 2004, 2009, 2013, 2018, and again in 2023, making it the first hospital in Pennsylvania to have achieved six successful Magnet renewals. This designation is the nation's highest form of recognition for nursing excellence and is one of the benchmarks used to measure the safety and quality of care patients receive.