Fox Chase Ranked Among America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report
The annual listing ranks over 5,000 hospitals in 16 adult specialties and 10 pediatric specialties
Philadelphia (July 15, 2010) – Fox Chase Cancer Center is once again ranked among the leading cancer centers in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report's annual "Best Hospitals" listing. For 16 consecutive years, Fox Chase has been one of the top-ranked cancer centers in all of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. In the nation, the Center is ranked 28th overall this year and 16th in reputation, a measure of how oncology peers assess Fox Chase's expertise in cancer research and treatment.
The rankings appear in the August 2010 issue of U.S. News and World Report, which hits newsstands on July 27.
"We are pleased to see that Fox Chase is again listed among the leading cancer centers in the country," says Michael V. Seiden, MD, PhD, president and CEO of Fox Chase Cancer Center. "Additionally, our Center has been evolving rapidly in recent years, with new faculty joining the team and new programs and initiatives coming online that we are confident will help us become an even stronger cancer center in the future.”
U.S. News and World Report lists the top 50 institutions in the country within different specialties based on an index that indicates the overall quality of patient care. The ranking methodology scrutinizes more than 5,000 hospitals in 16 adult specialties and 10 pediatric specialties.
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).