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News Room: Press Releases

Virtua receives achievement award for cancer care

The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer announced the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award winners in May 2014. Virtua's cancer program was one of 74 programs nation-wide to receive this award.

This makes Virtua:

  • One of ONLY two hospitals in New Jersey to be recognized in 2013
  • The ONLY New Jersey hospital to receive the award four consecutive times
  • One of ONLY 10 hospitals in the country to receive the award four consecutive times

The award acknowledges cancer programs that excel in providing quality care to cancer patients.

"It's important for the community to know that the Virtua Fox Chase Cancer Program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer," says Rich Miller, Virtua President and CEO . "The requirements for accreditation are very stringent, and we've met every one of them. In collaboration with Fox Chase, Virtua has one of the largest comprehensive cancer programs in the region seeing about 2,500 newly diagnosed cancers each year.

"Choosing an accredited program ensures that patients are getting the most comprehensive, high quality care that's coordinated throughout diagnosis, treatment and recovery," explained Miller.

"Coordinated care is exactly what people receive here at Virtua," says Miller. "Our comprehensive program includes services for prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials , and LifeCare (ongoing support services) in collaboration with the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia." The collaboration means that Virtua's oncology panel of doctors has been recognized by Fox Chase, and ensures that they meet Fox Chase's high standards.

For more information about Virtua's cancer program, visit Virtua.org or call 1-888-VIRTUA-3 (1-888-847-8823).

As one of New Jersey’s largest health systems, Virtua helps people be well, get well and stay well through a comprehensive range of health care services. Services are delivered through three health and wellness centers, three fitness centers, four acute care hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices with more than 240 physicians, urgent care centers, seven ambulatory surgery centers, home health services, two long-term care and rehabilitation centers, 12 paramedic units and a wide range of outpatient services. A leader in maternal and child health services, Virtua delivers more than 8,000 babies a year. Virtua also provides employment and wellness services to 1,700 businesses and corporations. An innovator in clinical and information technology such as electronic medical records, Virtua is recognized for its ground-breaking partnerships with GE Healthcare, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Fox Chase Cancer Center. It is the official orthopedic provider for the Philadelphia Flyers. Virtua employs more than 8,400 people and has been honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley every year since 2007. It is the recipient of the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation. For more information, visit  www.virtua.org or www.virtuabroadcastnetwork.org.