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Cancer Treatment Centers of America Philadelphia Earns Prestigious Designations in Nursing Excellence and Patient Experience

November 23, 2020

Honors include ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® Designation and Press Ganey’s Pinnacle of Excellence Award

Philadelphia, Pa.– (November 23, 2020) – Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) Philadelphia today announced it has achieved Magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). CTCA® Philadelphia is one of only a small and select group of hospitals nationwide to receive this honor, the highest national honor for nursing excellence.

In addition, CTCA Philadelphia was recently named a 2020 Pinnacle of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey. This award recognizes top-performing health care organizations nationwide based on extraordinary achievement and consistently high levels of excellence in patient experience for at least three consecutive years.

“There is no understating what these achievements mean—both to us here at CTCA Philadelphia and within the industry as a whole,” says Joanne McGovern, MSN, RN, CCRN, Chief Nursing Officer of CTCA Philadelphia. “These honors demonstrate our culture of unyielding patient centricity that drives every single decision we make. I’m beyond proud of nurses for their elevated level of professionalism, and our team as a whole for consistently delivering an outstanding level of excellence in quality care and patient satisfaction.”

As the most prestigious nursing recognition bestowed on an organization, a Magnet designation is awarded for the delivery of high-quality and safe patient outcomes, innovation in practice, growth in professionalism, and overall nursing excellence. A hospital that has been recognized by the Magnet Recognition Program® is one that has met and/or exceeded these standards. CTCA Philadelphia achieved Magnet designation, with 12 exemplary category ratings, through a rigorous application process which began in July 2017.

About Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is a national oncology network of hospitals and outpatient care centers offering an integrated approach that combines surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and advancements in precision medicine with supportive therapies to manage side effects and enhance quality of life during treatment and into survivorship. CTCA®publishes treatment results bi-annually including patient experience, length of life, quality of life, patient safety and quality of care. CTCA also offers qualified patients a range of clinical trials that may reveal new treatment options supported by scientific and investigational research. CTCA patient satisfaction scores consistently rank among the highest for all cancer care providers in the country. Visit for more information.

About ANCC: The mission of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, is to lead the profession to shape the future of nursing and health care. ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify and recognize individual nurses in specialty practice areas. ANCC recognizes healthcare organizations that promote nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes while providing safe, positive work environments. In addition, ANCC accredits healthcare organizations that provide and approve nursing continuing professional development and accredits transition to practice programs and prepares nurses for new practice roles. For more information about ANCC, visit us at and follow us on Twitter. ANCC is the only nurse credentialing organization to successfully achieve ISO 9001: 2015 certification.

About the Magnet Recognition® Program

The Magnet Recognition® Program recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice. Consumers rely on Magnet® designation as the ultimate credential for high-quality nursing. Developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Magnet is the leading source of successful nursing practices and strategies worldwide.

About Press Ganey

Press Ganey pioneered the health care performance improvement movement 35 years ago. Today Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enable enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform built on a foundation of data security, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience, and workforce engagement. The company works with more than 41,000 health care facilities in its mission to reduce patient suffering and enhance caregiver resilience to improve the overall safety, quality, and experience of care.