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Fox Chase Cancer Center Nurse Selected to Participate in Distinguished Fellows Program

PHILADELPHIA (June 2001) — Joanne Hambleton, MSN, director of Nursing and Patient Services at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia has been selected to participate in the esteemed Johnson and Johnson Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives.

A recipient of the Leadership in Nursing Practice medallion from Villanova University, Hambleton, a 1989 graduate from Villanova's College of Nursing Masters Degree Program in Nursing Administration, continues to demonstrate the charismatic leadership, vast knowledge, and personal motivation that won her this prestigious award.? It was under her guidance that Fox Chase became the first cancer specialty hospital to receive the celebrated Magnet Award for nursing excellence.? Her expertise and commitment to enhancing the quality of patient care is in large part why she was chosen to participate in this extremely competitive program that enrolls just 40 fellows each year.

The Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives, sponsored by Johnson and Johnson and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, teaches nurses how to effectively understand and manage the changes that occur across health care organizations.? Participants come away with the skills to be both better leaders and successful members of management teams. They learn specific approaches to financial planning and examine many of the everyday issues related to the economics of health care.? Through these studies, the fellows are able to analyze their organizations in a more strategic manner that helps their institutions enhance the level of patient care, a responsibility that is of the utmost importance to both Hambleton and Fox Chase.

Established in 1983, this three week program is the world's first effort to provide management and leadership education for nurse executives in a business setting and it is internationally recognized as the leading program in this field.? Hambleton credited Fox Chase's "commitment to the enrichment of its staff as well as its dedication to fighting cancer" as the reason that both patients and staff at the cancer center can be confident in their choice to come to Fox Chase.

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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