Fox Chase Cancer Center Accreditations
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A sample of some of Fox Chase Cancer Center's accreditations.
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Full Accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP)
(Aug 5, 2004)
Temple Bone Marrow Transplant Program
The Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Fox Chase is fully accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) and the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP). Temple Health System physicians actively participate in protocols from our own institutions, the Eastern Clinical Oncology Group (ECOG) and the Bone Marrow Clinical Trials Network (BMT-CTN).
NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
Fox Chase Cancer Center is one of only 40 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country. Fox Chase physicians and researchers are frequently involved in setting new guidelines for breakthrough medicine and comprehensive care.More
Fox Chase Cancer Center is accredited by the
American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
Fox Chase Cancer Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) of the American College of Surgeons.
The Department of Radiation Oncology main campus, Buckingham and the KOP-AUA facility have all received accreditation from the American College of Radiology.
This is a tremendous accomplishment in our ongoing effort to assure that we meet the highest national quality standards and provide the best care for our patients.
Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
Fox Chase Cancer Center has been named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for mammography, breast ultrasound, ultrasound-guided biopsy, and stereotactic biopsy.More
Blue Distinction by Blue Cross
Fox Chase Cancer Center has been designated as one of the Blue Distinction CentersSM for Complex and Rare Cancers by Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and Independence Blue Cross. The designation is for esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer, gastric cancer, rectal cancer, bladder cancer, head and neck cancer, thyroid cancer and soft tissue sarcoma.More
Fox Chase Awarded Magnet Status for Excellence in Nursing
In September 2000, the Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center became the nation's first comprehensive cancer center and Pennsylvania's first hospital to receive Magnet status for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which renewed this honor everytime it's come up for renewal, in 2004 and again in 2009.
Institutions applying for Magnet status must pass a rigorous review, designed to demonstrate superior nursing and excellence in patient care. Magnet status is valid for 4 years, after which the recipient must reapply. Fox Chase Cancer Center was the 19th institution in the country to receive the Magnet Nursing Services Recognition Award and the third to be redesignated. The Center is also the first in Pennsylvania and the first acute specialty hospital in the country to receive Magnet status.
Magnet institutions are recognized nationally for their commitment to quality nursing care. "The overall goal of the program is to identify excellence in nursing and to recognize institutions that act as a 'magnet' by creating a work environment that recognizes and rewards professional nursing," says Joanne Hambleton, Vice-President, Nursing and Patient Services at Fox Chase.
The Magnet Nursing Recognition Program, established in 1993, is the American Nurses Association's highest honor. Thanks to superb nursing specialists, Fox Chase Cancer Center can offer each patient the highest quality care.
Fox Chase is CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accredited
Organizations that are accredited to the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ demonstrate a commitment to improving the health and lives of their employees and their family members by maintaining a culture that fosters healthy lifestyles and provides support when a diagnosis of cancer becomes a reality. Fox Chase Cancer Center and other accredited members offer benefits and programs that lower the risk of cancer, detect it earlier, and provide access to high-quality treatment, including clinical trials.
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Fox Chase Cancer Center Day-Care Receives National NAEYC Accreditation
In November 2007, Creative Beginnings, the child-development program for children of Fox Chase Cancer Center employees, became one of the first early-childhood programs to earn accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) under the revised standards. NAEYC is the nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals. More