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Accreditation Recognizes Commitment to Employee Wellness
MULLICA HILL, NJ (9/26/2017) — The CEO Roundtable on Cancer has accredited Inspira Health Network with the CEO Cancer Gold StandardTM, recognizing its efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for its employees and their covered family members.
“At Inspira, we have focused on employee health for many years,” said John DiAngelo, president and CEO of Inspira Health Network. “From walking tracks to healthy food choices to no-cost cancer screenings, we offer our employees many opportunities to lead active, healthy lives. It’s the right thing to do and it makes us a stronger organization.”
The CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a nonprofit organization of CEOs, founded by former President George H.W. Bush, created the Gold Standard to recognize employers for taking exceptional health and wellness measures on behalf of their employees and family members. Over 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.
“We are pleased to recognize the efforts of Inspira Health Network,” said Robert A. Bradway, chairman and CEO of Amgen and chairman of the CEO Roundtable on Cancer. “CEOs in healthcare industries see firsthand the benefit that improved workplace health and wellness can have in cancer prevention and improved overall health. I hope the leadership and commitment of Inspira Health Network will encourage other employers across all industries to become Gold Standard accredited.”
To earn Gold Standard accreditation, an employer must establish programs to reduce cancer risk by taking concrete actions in five key areas: emphasize prevention by prohibiting tobacco use and supporting tobacco cessation efforts; promoting physical activity, healthy nutrition and weight management; providing health insurance options that include detecting cancer at its earliest stages, ensuring access to quality care and participation in cancer clinical trials; promoting employee awareness of these initiatives; and supporting the needs of cancer survivors in the workplace.
The Gold Standard provides a framework through which employers can lead by example. Accredited employers include health and wellness influencers like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) and noted employers of choice like Johnson & Johnson, SAS, and State Farm. They also include academic institutions like the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Texas A&M School of Public Health and academic medical centers like the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
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™ which calls for organizations to evaluate their health benefits and workplace culture and take extensive, concrete actions in five key areas of health and wellness to address cancer in the workplace. For more information on the CEO Cancer Gold Standard and the no-cost, web-based accreditation process, please visit www.CancerGoldStandard.org.
About Inspira Health Network
Inspira Health Network is a charitable nonprofit health care organization serving communities across southern New Jersey. The network, which traces its roots to 1899, comprises three hospitals, a comprehensive cancer center, several multi-specialty health centers and a total of more than 125 access points. These include urgent care; outpatient imaging and rehabilitation; numerous specialty centers, including sleep medicine, cardiac testing, digestive health and wound care; home care and hospice; and more than 30 primary and specialty physician practices in Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem and Camden counties.
Together with its medical staff of more than 1,100 physicians and other care providers, as well as more than 5,700 employees, Inspira Health Network provides evidence-based care to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome. Accredited by DNV Healthcare, the network’s clinical and support staffs are focused on providing quality care in a safe environment. For more information about Inspira Health Network, visit www.InspiraHealthNetwork.org or call 1-800-INSPIRA.