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Fox Chase Cancer Center Ranked Among the Nation's Top 50 Hospitals for Cancer Care by U.S. News & World Report

July 14, 2014fccc us news 2014


Fox Chase Cancer Center has been ranked among the nation's top 50 hospitals for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals 2014-2015 rankings. Fox Chase was also cited as high performing in the areas of nephrology, urology, and gynecology, as well as a new area – ear, nose, and throat.


"Our remarkable standing in this year's U.S. News & World Report national ranking reflects not only the hard work and mission-driven mindset of everyone who works at Fox Chase, but illustrates the great strides our Center is making in cancer science and medicine," says Richard I. Fisher, MD, President and CEO of Fox Chase.


The U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings are published online annually in July, showcasing the best of the nation's roughly 5,000 hospitals. The national rankings evaluate hospitals strengths in 16 adult specialties. In most specialties, it ranks the nation's top 50 hospitals and recognizes other high-performing hospitals that provide care at nearly the level of their nationally ranked peers.


They are based on a number of variables, including a national survey asking physicians to rate institutions on reputation. Among the other factors considered are types of facilities available, specific services offered, patient safety measures, Magnet nursing status, and selected outcomes metrics. Much of the data is averaged over a rolling three-year period.


The complete rankings are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in print in the U.S. News "Best Hospitals 2015" guidebook, available in bookstores and on newsstands in August.


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 status 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.