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Fox Chase Cancer Center Nurse Takes Top Honors -Vice President of Nursing Receives Award from Pennsylvania State Nurses Association

PHILADELPHIA (November 7, 2005) -- Fox Chase Cancer Center's vice president of nursing and patient services, Joanne Hambleton, RN, MSN, CNA, of Warminster, Pa., has been selected by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association as recipient of its Administration-Management Award.

Hambleton was honored for her strength of character, commitment and contributions to the provision of nursing care through her ability to lead other nurses. Hambleton has provided exemplary leadership, evident in the successful effort to attain the American Nurses Association's Magnet Nursing Services Recognition Award in 2000 and 2004 (four-year accreditations).

Hambleton was honored in September at the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association annual awards ceremony, which was co-sponsored by the Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania. The event honored other award recipients for their outstanding contributions and accomplishments to the nursing profession as well as registered nurses and supporters of the nursing community.

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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