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Gold Standard  CEO Messages

Late President George H.W. Bush, Forty-first President of the United States
Co-Founder CEO Roundtable on Cancer

…the CEO Roundtable's Gold Standard will most certainly save lives.

Robert A. Ingram, Past Chairman and Co-Founder, CEO Roundtable on Cancer, General Partner, Hatteras Venture Partners

The CEO Gold Standard is the best way I know for any organization to make a real difference in the fight against cancer.

Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K), Head Coach, Men's Basketball, Duke University

We're all on the same team when it comes to fighting cancer.

Michael E. Standing, President and CEO, A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Companies

Wellness is an integral part of our corporate culture at A.I.M. Mutual, and we are honored to receive the CEO Gold Standard Accreditation™.  As a workers compensation insurance provider, we have also developed wellness initiatives for employers, all part of our industry-leading insurance services program.  In our workplace and in partnership with policyholders, we are committed to making strides in the prevention and early detection of cancer and chronic disease.

Mark Bertolini, Chairman and CEO, Aetna

At Aetna, we work every day to help people take better care of their own and their family’s health. We support prevention, wellness and treatment programs for our customers and employees to make health care more effective, convenient and affordable. We believe that good health starts with awareness and happens with the help of information, tools and resources, and we are proud to be part of the fight against cancer.

Jonathan Thomas, President and CEO, American Century Investments

American Century Investments is honored to be among the select group of corporations to achieve the prestigious CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation. Our employees are our most important resource, so the development of programs to encourage wellness and cancer prevention is a win-win situation. This accreditation is especially gratifying given the fact that through our unique ownership structure, more than 40 percent of company profits support research to find cures for cancer and other gene-based diseases.

Clifford A. Hudis, MD, FACP, FASCO, Chief Executive Officer, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Every employee at ASCO is driven by our shared goal of improving the quality of cancer care every day and around the globe. The Gold Standard supports our effort by demonstrating our commitment to our employees as they work on one of the world’s broadest challenges.

Robert A. Bradway, Chairman and CEO, Amgen

We are honored to join other leading organizations in the commitment to a healthy workforce as a CEO Cancer Gold Standard accredited corporation. Our mission at Amgen is to serve patients, especially those suffering from serious illness, which makes us acutely aware of the toll cancer can have on patients and their loved ones. In addition to numerous health and wellness programs for our staff members, Amgen supports educational programs and resources ranging from prevention to survivorship for those outside of our company who are affected by cancer.

Wenjie Zhang, Amgen China General Manager, Amgen Biotechnology Consultation (Shanghai) Co., Ltd

In the fight against cancer, you’ll never walk alone.

Lee Ann Liska, MBA, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, AU Medical Center

All of us at AU Health strive for the highest quality of care for our patients. Just as importantly, we are committed to promoting the wellbeing of our employees and their families, especially when it comes to cancer.  We provide numerous incentives to help employees become tobacco-free, and we also offer health and wellness opportunities on everything from diet and exercise to screenings and seminars, demonstrating our commitment as a Gold Standard employer.”

Elisabet de los Pinos, CEO, Aura Biosciences

Our passion at Aura Biosciences is to improve treatment options for a wide range of cancers that are poorly managed today — so Gold Standard recognition is very meaningful to us. Our team is united by the desire to save lives from cancer and to make better treatment options available for patients around the world.

David Flicek, CEO and President, Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center

As a leading health organization in our region, we want to be a strong influence for better health and prevention, and there’s no better place to start than among our own employees.

Ronald L. Nelson, Executive Chairman, Avis Budget Group

At Avis Budget we’re focused on encouraging our employees and their families to make healthier choices with the goal of reducing the frequency of cancers and other serious disease that have such devastating economic and quality of life impacts. The CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation process brings employers together to identify the best ideas and put them into practice and we at Avis Budget Group are proud to participate in this worthwhile effort.

Robert LaCaze, Executive Vice President, Oncology Strategic Business Unit, Bayer HealthCare

Bayer HealthCare is committed to delivering Science For A Better Life by advancing a portfolio of innovative treatments that offer meaningful progress to doctors and patients battling the toughest cancers. The Gold Standard recognition by the CEO Roundtable on Cancer underscores our commitment to fighting cancer, through our Oncology portfolio and ongoing efforts to provide employees with the education and healthcare they need to be as healthy as possible.

Vincent Forlenza, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BD

In everything we do around the globe, BD is committed to our purpose of “Advancing the world of health.” We bring this pledge home to our associates through the BD Healthy Lives program, which provides our associates a smoke-free workplace and the tools, support and resources necessary to build a culture of wellness that supports our corporate purpose. BD is honored to receive the CEO Gold Standard accreditation in recognition of our commitment to provide a healthy work environment for all of our associates.

Gerald Petkau, Interim CEO and COO, BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina

As a major employer and a health insurer, we’re committed to doing everything we can to help our workforce prevent cancer and to make sure they have quality care and support if they suffer from cancer.  That includes mobile mammography, smoking cessation programs, onsite fitness centers, workplace health clinics, abundant fresh produce and community involvement.  It’s part of the way we support our employees and our 3.7 million members during the best and most challenging times of their lives.

Paul Fonteyne, President and CEO, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

We are truly honored to receive this Gold Standard certification to acknowledge our company-wide efforts to make wellness an integral part of our culture and fight cancer in the workplace. In addition to our efforts at home, we are committed to bringing more health to the oncology community, from our research and development of innovative cancer treatments to resources and initiatives that provide education and support to patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals.

Giovanni Caforio, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Bristol-Myers Squibb

This is certainly an honor. Receiving the CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation underscores Bristol-Myers Squibb’s commitment to transforming cancer care as well as our unwavering commitment to our patients and our people.

Randy Clarke, President and CEO, Capital Metro

We’re proud to encourage healthy habits with our employees and have the unique opportunity to be an example in the community we provide service to everyday. We’re honored to receive this special distinction and I’m very proud of steps our wellness and risk management teams have taken to create a health conscious culture at Capital Metro.

John T. Gribbin, President and CEO, CentraState Medical Center

As a community healthcare provider 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 our employees, physicians, and volunteers. We are honored to receive this designation and to be lauded for our efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for our employees and others for whom we provide care.