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Fox Chase Cancer Center's Susan J. Niskey Named Fellow in American College of Healthcare Executives

PHILADELPHIA (May 31, 2001) -- Susan J. Niskey, of Landsdale, Pa., Associate Administrator of Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pa., has advanced to Fellow status in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an international professional society representing nearly 30,000 healthcare executives.

Fellow status is the highest level of professional achievement in ACHE, and at present, approximately 3,000 healthcare executives in the nation have earned fellow status. With comprehensive programs in credentialing, education, career development, publications, research, and public policy, ACHE works towards its goal of improving the health status of society by advancing healthcare leadership and management excellence.

To obtain Fellow status, affiliates must demonstrate their education, experience, and leadership in the healthcare field over a period of several years. They must also complete a significant project on a subject related to healthcare management.

The announcement of Niskey's advancement was made at ACHE's 67th annual Convocation ceremony during the ACHE's 2001 Congress on Healthcare Management. Ceremonies in Chicago marked the 68th anniversary of the organization, which was founded in 1933.

Niskey has been with Fox Chase Cancer Center for more than 5 years. Currently, she oversees the administrative duties of the Center's Institutional Review Board, the Fox Chase medical office located in Bryn Mawr, strategic planning and the Fox Chase-Temple Affiliation.

Fox Chase Cancer Center, one of the nation's first comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute in 1974, conducts basic and clinical research; programs of prevention, detection and treatment of cancer; and community outreach. For more information about Fox Chase activities, visit the Center's web site at

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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