Press Ganey Recognizes Fox Chase Cancer Center with 2018 Guardian of Excellence Award

PHILADELPHIA (November 12, 2018) – Press Ganey has formally recognized Fox Chase Cancer Center with its 2018 Guardian of Excellence Award for outstanding clinical performance by physicians and support staff in its outpatient clinics.

This award is given annually to practices that sustain performance in the top five percent of Press Ganey clients throughout the four quarters of the award year. Performance data comes from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CGCAHPS) survey, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through its Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), since 2007.

CGCAHPS is a standardized tool that measures patients’ perception of care provided by physicians in an office setting. It is a sister survey to the more well-known HCAHPS survey, which focuses on inpatient hospital care. The current version of the CGCAHPS survey includes 31 core questions for patients, and is viewed as the industry benchmark for patient assessment of healthcare providers.

“I would like to commend the Fox Chase Medical Group for its exceptional performance in the CGCAHPS survey, which led to this recognition,” said Richard I. Fisher, MD, president and CEO of Fox Chase.

Press Ganey is an independent market leader in helping healthcare institutions measure patient satisfaction and better understand the patient experience.

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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