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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.

Ann Murphy, PhD, President and CEO, AlphaMed Press

To best prevent and treat cancer, infectious diseases, and other serious health issues, we must work as a team devoted to wellness.  AlphaMed Press remains committed to supporting and implementing the principles of the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™. We emphasize workplace wellness as a vital part of our corporate culture and encourage other companies to proactively invest in their employees’ well-being by embracing the Gold Standard.

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.

Sherry B. Perkins , PhD, RN, FAAN, President, Anne Arundel Medical Center

Anne Arundel Medical Center is honored to be among the leading organizations to achieve the CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation™. We strive to provide the highest quality of care for our patients and are equally committed to promoting the well-being of our employees and their families. We offer the latest technology in diagnostics and treatments with access to innovative research and clinical trials to deliver care and support that comes with compassion. Cancer is not only treating a disease; it’s caring for each person throughout his or her journey.

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.

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.

Tunde Sotunde, MD, MBA, FAAP, President and CEO, Blue Cross NC

We are proud to be CEO Cancer Gold Standard employer for the past 10 years. As a major employer and a health insurer, we’re committed to doing everything we can to help our workforce prevent cancer, make sure they have quality care and support for those diagnosed with cancer. That includes mobile mammography, smoking cessation programs, onsite fitness centers, workplace health clinics, abundant fresh produce and community involvement. At Blue Cross NC, our mission is to improve the health and well-being of our customers and communities and maintaining this accreditation reinforces our ongoing progress towards this goal.

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

We are proud of this prestigious accreditation as it demonstrates our long-standing commitment to the health and safety of our employees. As a company focused on helping patients with serious disease, we are committed to making health and wellness a priority for our employees and their families through a range of programs focused on mental and physical health. We are proud to be recognized for these efforts, which we believe support our ability to deliver on our vision of transforming patients’ lives through science.

Wayne Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

CPRIT is pleased to join other fine organizations around the country in adopting the CEO Cancer Gold Standard. Maintaining a culture that fosters healthy lifestyles are not only extended to our employees but are core tenets of CPRIT’s mission in Texas.

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.

Brent Shafer, Chairman and CEO, Cerner Corporation

Cerner is honored to be recognized for the 10th year as the CEO Cancer Gold Standard as a commitment to the health and wellness of our associates and their families. As a health care technology company, we’re committed to working together each day to deliver and discover new innovations to help improve health outcomes. Our innovative technology equips medical experts with tools as they help their patients fight cancer and other chronic conditions. We’re pleased to be recognized alongside other organizations dedicated to the health of their employees.

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