PHILADELPHIA (July 16, 2013)—Once again, Fox Chase Cancer Center has been ranked among the best hospitals in the nation for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report. In the just-released 2013-14 rankings, Fox Chase is ranked 30th in the nation in the specialty of cancer care.
“This important national ranking gives everyone at our Center—from physicians to nurses to administrators and even volunteers—a sense of pride in what we do here at Fox Chase every day,” says Richard I. Fisher, MD, director of Fox Chase Cancer Center and senior associate dean for cancer programs at Temple University School of Medicine. “Everyone’s hard work is certainly reflected in these rankings and gives us even more momentum to build on our already strong mission of prevailing over cancer.”
Additionally, Fox Chase was ranked as high performing in the specialty areas of gynecology, nephrology and urology. Among all hospitals, it also ranked 11th in Pennsylvania and 7th in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
The rankings have been published annually by U.S. News & World Report for the past 24 years—evaluating hospitals strengths in16 adult specialties. In most specialties, it ranks the nation’s top 50 hospitals and recognizes other high-performing hospitals that provide care at nearly the level of their nationally ranked peers.
They are based on a number of variables, including a national survey that asks physicians to rate institutions on reputation. Among the other factors considered are types of facilities available, specific services offered, patient safety measures, Magnet nursing status, and selected outcomes metrics. Many of the data points are averaged over a rolling three-year period.
The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.
The rankings have been published at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook, available in bookstores and on newsstands August 27.