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Roman Named Infection Control and Quality Management Coordinator at Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (October 30, 2002) -- Lisa Roman, R.N., B.S.N., O.C.N., of Neshaminy Valley, Bensalem Township, Pa., has become infection control and quality management coordinator at Fox Chase Cancer Center, adding to her 10 years of service at the Center.

In her new position, Roman is involved in hospital-wide surveillance for nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infections. She serves on various committees that address infection control and prevention at Fox Chase. Roman also researches quality improvement issues pertaining to infection control and patient satisfaction.

"Lisa's wealth of knowledge about Fox Chase inpatient care and her skill in interacting with patients and all levels of staff has made her a valuable asset not only to the nursing department, but also to the whole Center," says Delinda Pendleton, R.N., M.S.N., director of infection control and quality management at Fox Chase. "We look forward to her continued efforts in her latest role at Fox Chase."

Already, Roman has researched and implemented policies based on the most current guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). She has continued development of Fox Chase's Bioterrorism Readiness Plan, which was created after last year's September 11 attacks, and become actively involved with staff education efforts in the form of in-services and newsletters.

"I am excited about my ability to impact the entire patient population as well as my new group of 'patients,' the staff of Fox Chase Cancer Center," says Roman. "This population-based care fits very nicely with my community health goals."

Roman worked most recently in Fox Chase's same day surgery/a.m. admission unit as a level V (expert) staff nurse. She began her nursing career at Fox Chase on 2 South, an inpatient surgical oncology unit where she cared for patients with various diagnoses including breast, skin, head and neck, lung, abdominal, gynecologic and genitourinary cancers.

Roman earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Holy Family College in 1992. Currently, she is pursuing her master's degree in nursing with a specialty in community health at Holy Family.

A recent member of APIC, Roman has belonged to the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) since 1994. She also earned her certification in oncology nursing (O.C.N.) through ONS, a national organization of more than 30,000 registered nurses and other healthcare professionals dedicated to excellence in patient care, teaching, research, administration and education in the field of oncology. Roman is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society.

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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