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Fox Chase Cancer Center Hosts First Regional Workshop for Hospitals Seeking Magnet Recognition

PHILADELPHIA (April 3, 2002) — Fox Chase Cancer Center, the nation's first comprehensive cancer center and first Pennsylvania hospital to receive Magnet recognition, will host the first regional workshop for nurses interested in learning more about gaining Magnet status. The half-day workshop is scheduled for Friday, May 3, 2002 from 8:00 a.m. to noon, and includes lunch. Individual consultations will be offered by appointment on May 3, 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m ., May 4, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and May 5, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Consultation is $300 an hour.

Consultants from the American Nursing Credentialing Center will offer an overview of the Magnet standards and process, insights on gauging organizational readiness for Magnet, tips on thriving during the process, and onsite consultations. Fox Chase Cancer Center nurses leaders who were involved in Magnet process at Fox Chase Cancer Center will offer their experiences with the Magnet process.

Registration for the workshop is $50 per person and includes lunch on May 3. To register, Call Leah Benson at (202) 651-7259. The workshop is hosted by Institute for Research, Education and Consultation (IREC) American Nurses Credentialing Center in cooperation with Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment 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 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 four 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.  For more information, call 1-888-FOX CHASE or (1-888-369-2427).

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