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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - CentraState Receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ Reaccreditation

Contact: Karen Lippai, Public Relations & Marketing (732) 294-7080

CentraState Receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ Reaccreditation 

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP—CentraState Medical Center has recently received CEO Cancer Gold Standard reaccreditation by the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a nonprofit organization of cancer-fighting CEOs in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, many of its designated cancer centers, and leading health non-profit organizations and professionals. CentraState was recognized for its extraordinary commitment to the health of its employees and their families.

Today, more than two and a half million employees and family members are benefiting from the vision and leadership of employers who have chosen to become Gold Standard accredited. “As a community hospital and advocate for wellness and disease prevention, CentraState strives to maintain a healthy and safe environment and model healthy behaviors with a genuine concern for everyone’s well-being, including its employees, physicians, and volunteers,” says John Gribbin, president and CEO, CentraState Healthcare System. “We are honored to receive this designation and to be lauded for our efforts in reducing the risk of cancer of our employees and patients.”

The CEO Cancer Gold Standard calls for companies to evaluate their health benefits and corporate culture and take extensive, concrete actions in five key areas of health and wellness to fight cancer in the workplace. To earn Gold Standard accreditation, a company must establish programs to reduce cancer risk by discouraging tobacco use; encouraging physical activity; promoting healthy nutrition; detecting cancer at its earliest stages when outcomes may be more favorable; and providing access to quality care, including participation in cancer clinical trials.

CentraState earned Gold Standard recognition through many employee health and wellness efforts that have yielded a positive impact on the entire community in which CentraState serves, including the establishment of a tobacco-free policy, and the opening of the Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus—allowing patients, their families, and employees access to fitness, nutrition, and health and wellness programs and services, health screenings, and group activities. Along with providing various cancer health screenings throughout the year, CentraState’s comprehensive cancer program offers eligible patients and staff the opportunity to participate in promising new developments in cancer treatment and prevention. The Cancer Center at CentraState is affiliated with the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack Medical Center.

For more information about all of the cancer services and health and wellness programs at CentraState, call (732) 866-CENTRA7.

About CentraState Healthcare System:

CentraState Healthcare System is a nonprofit community health organization consisting of an acute-care hospital, a health and wellness campus, three senior living communities, a Family Medicine Residency Program, and a charitable foundation. CentraState’s teaching program is sponsored by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

About The CEO Roundtable on Cancer:

The CEO Roundtable on Cancer was founded in 2001, when former President George H.W. Bush challenged a group of executives to "do something bold and venturesome about cancer within your own corporate families." The CEOs responded by creating and encouraging the widespread adoption of the CEO Cancer Gold Standard, a comprehensive program designed to combat cancer from every angle by focusing on prevention, early detection and quality care.  For more information on the CEO Cancer Gold Standardand the web-based accreditation process and support, visit www.CancerGoldStandard.org.

CentraState Healthcare System
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