Temple's Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS, Appointed to American Hospital Association Council

PHILADELPHIA (January 7, 2014) – Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS, Dean of Temple University School of Medicine and President/CEO of Temple University Health System, of which Fox Chase is a part, has been appointed to the Governing Council of the American Hospital Association's Constituency Section for Health Care Systems. Appointed leaders represent premier health systems throughout the country. Dr. Kaiser will serve a three-year term, beginning January 2014.

"This Council is an important voice of advocacy for health care systems nationwide, and it is a privilege to serve on it," Dr. Kaiser said, noting that the council's mission is to develop public policy, political strategies, and member services on behalf of hospital and health systems nationwide.

A not-for-profit association of 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks and care providers, the American Hospital Association is a leading source of information and leadership on health care issues and trends.

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 five 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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