Fox Chase doctors rank among the region’s best, according to Philadelphia magazine, which lists 31 Center physicians of varying specialties in its “Top Doctors” issue. Published in May 2011, the annual list highlights physicians who are peer-nominated, then screened by physician-led research teams based on criteria such as education and experience.
Two Fox Chase nurses also were featured in the issue’s cover story, “What Nurses Wish You Knew.” Joanne Hambleton, vice president for nursing and patient services, and Theresa Pody, clinical director of inpatient medical oncology, served on a panel of 33 of the region’s top nurses, convened by the magazine to answer questions ranging from “Does the nurse-to-patient ratio affect outcomes?” to “Should patients self-diagnose using Google?”
“It takes a lot to be there while someone suffers,” Hambleton says in the article, reflecting on the unique characteristics of nursing. Pody adds: “We always feel we have to fix things. Sometimes you don’t have to fix anything. You just have to be there.”
For more information and a full list of Fox Chase “top docs,” visit foxchase.org/topdocs.