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Fox Chase Cancer Center Appoints Riehs Vice President for Ambulatory Care Services

PHILADELPHIA (January 29, 2003) — Dorothy A. Riehs of Fort Washington, Pa., has been appointed vice president for ambulatory (outpatient) care services at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

In her new role, she will oversee re-engineering efforts associated with the implementation of new, hospital-wide information systems. Over the next few years, Riehs will work with the hospital's system implementation teams to design and establish more efficient and effective processes to support Fox Chase Cancer Center's patients and staff members. She retains administrative responsibility for operations within the Center's ambulatory care, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging and pathology departments.

Riehs joined Fox Chase as assistant controller 18 years ago after working as a certified public accountant in a large, international public accounting firm. She has held a variety of positions at Fox Chase, most recently, administrator for clinical services.

Riehs graduated with honors from La Salle University with a bachelor's degree in business administration. She is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives.


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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