Fox Chase Ranked Among America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report

Philadelphia (July 15, 2010) – Fox Chase Cancer Center is once again ranked among the leading cancer centers in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report's annual "Best Hospitals" listing. For 16 consecutive years, Fox Chase has been one of the top-ranked cancer centers in all of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. In the nation, the Center is ranked 28th overall this year and 16th in reputation, a measure of how oncology peers assess Fox Chase's expertise in cancer research and treatment.

The rankings appear in the August 2010 issue of U.S. News and World Report, which hits newsstands on July 27.

"We are pleased to see that Fox Chase is again listed among the leading cancer centers in the country," says Michael V. Seiden, MD, PhD, president and CEO of Fox Chase Cancer Center.  "Additionally, our Center has been evolving rapidly in recent years, with new faculty joining the team and new programs and initiatives coming online that we are confident will help us become an even stronger cancer center in the future.” 

U.S. News and World Report lists the top 50 institutions in the country within different specialties based on an index that indicates the overall quality of patient care. The ranking methodology scrutinizes more than 5,000 hospitals in 16 adult specialties and 10 pediatric specialties.

Fox Chase Cancer Center (Fox Chase), which includes the Institute for Cancer Research and the American Oncologic Hospital and is a part of Temple Health, is one of the leading comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase is also one of just 10 members of the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence six consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. It is the policy of Fox Chase Cancer Center that there shall be no exclusion from, or participation in, and no one denied the benefits of, the delivery of quality medical care on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, age, ancestry, color, national origin, physical ability, level of education, or source of payment.

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