Fox Chase Cancer Center Among Nation's Best for Supporting Nurses
PHILADELPHIA (May 28, 1999) -- Fox Chase Cancer Center has received a 1999 Employer Recognition Award for demonstrating sustained support of oncology nursing certification from the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation.
The Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC), an affiliated organization of the Oncology Nursing Society, administers and evaluates programs for certification in oncology nursing. The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is a national organization of more than 27,000 oncology nurses and other healthcare professionals committed to promoting excellence in oncology nursing and quality cancer care. ONS is the largest professional membership oncology association in the world.
Fox Chase Cancer Center was one of only two hospitals in the nation to receive honorable mention from the ONCC for their support of oncology nursing certification. The Center employs approximately 250 nurses. The Department of Nursing provides support to benefit eligible nurses through financial reimbursement for certification and by providing review courses. Nurses who achieve certification are eligible for promotion on the Clinical Ladder. In addition, Fox Chase offers yearly scholarships to a select number of nurses for continuing medical education.
Fox Chase Cancer Center is one of 35 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation. The Center's activities include basic and clinical research, prevention, detection and treatment of cancer and community outreach programs.
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).