CentraState Medical Center has once again 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 and wellbeing of its employees and their families and access to quality cancer prevention and treatment services.
Today, nearly five million employees and family members are benefiting from the vision and leadership of employers who have chosen to become Gold Standard accredited. The CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ calls for companies to evaluate their health benefits and corporate culture and take extensive, concrete actions in six 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; providing access to quality care, including participation in cancer clinical trials; and supporting the needs of cancer survivors in the workplace.
CentraState earned Gold Standard recognition through the many efforts that have yielded a positive impact on the entire community in which CentraState serves, including the establishment of a tobacco-free policy, the opening of the Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus that provides patients, their families, and employees access to fitness, nutrition, health and wellness programs and services, and offering a plethora of cancer health screenings throughout the year. CentraState also developed and offers an innovative, plant-powered nutrition program to its employees and their spouses that provides the participants with the education and tools necessary to successfully make lifestyle changes to improve their overall health.
“CentraState firmly believes that the health of its own physicians, employees, and their families is as important as that of its patients,” says John Gribbin, president and CEO, CentraState Healthcare System. “We’re proud to be among those organizations that make reducing the risk of cancer for its employees a top priority. This reaccreditation is affirmation that we stand by our culture of helping our patients, employees, families and friends to live life well.”
For more information about all of the cancer services offered at The Statesir Cancer Center and the many health and wellness programs offered at CentraState, call
866-CENTRA7 or visit centrastatecancercenter.com.