U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals" Ranks Fox Chase Cancer Center As Tops In Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware
PHILADELPHIA (July 13, 2007) — For 13 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Fox Chase Cancer Center among the leading cancer centers in the nation. On its "America's Best Hospitals" list for 2007 released today, Fox Chase is the top ranked cancer center in all of Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey and is ranked 11th in the country. The rankings appear in the July 25, 2007 issue of U.S. News & World Report, which hits newsstands on July 16.
"Cancer care is a team effort involving clinicians, researchers, nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists and many others," said , president of Fox Chase Cancer Center. "We're pleased that our excellent cancer care and reputation are reflected in these national rankings. We're proud to be a part of the Fox Chase community both as a good neighbor and as a nationally recognized cancer care provider."
U.S. News & World Report lists the top 50 institutions in the country within different specialties based on an index that indicates the overall quality of patient care. The ranking methodology scrutinizes more than 5,400 hospitals. For more information about the rankings, log on to www.usnews.com.
Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of 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 also was among the first institutions to receive the National Cancer Institute’s prestigious comprehensive cancer center designation in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has achieved Magnet status for excellence three consecutive times. Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research and oversees programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. For more information, call 1-888-FOX-CHASE (1-888-369-2427).