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Hendrick earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard™​re-accreditation

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Hendrick earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard™​re-accreditation
Hendrick Health has earned CEO Cancer Gold Standard re-accreditation for maintaining a strong commitment to the health of its employees and satisfying the latest comprehensive requirements of the Gold Standard.

“This accreditation showcases Hendrick Health’s commitment to provide the highest quality of care in regards to the health of its employees and the fight against cancer," said Ali Holamon, senior practice manager for Hendrick Cancer Center. “Through the efforts of Hendrick Cancer Center and Hendrick Employee Wellness, we can assure that our employees are educated on cancer risk reduction, survivorship programs and health promotion, as well as given access to screenings for early detection and offered clinical trials.

Employers from many industries are keenly aware of the life-improving impact they can have on health and controlling healthcare costs when they take steps to address cancer and other chronic diseases. More than 200 private, nonprofit and government employers in a wide range of industries have earned Gold Standard accreditation, including the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and a number of NCI-designated cancer centers.

The CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a nonprofit organization of CEOs founded by President George H.W. Bush, created the Gold Standard to recognize employers for taking exceptional health and wellness measures on behalf of their employees.

To earn Gold Standard accreditation, an employer must take concrete actions to reduce the risk and burden of cancer: prohibit tobacco use and support tobacco cessation efforts; promote physical activity, healthy nutrition and weight management; provide health insurance options that include detecting cancer at its earliest stages, access to quality care and participation in cancer clinical trials; promote employee awareness of these initiatives; and support the needs of cancer survivors in the workplace. 

Hendrick Health first received this accreditation in 2015.