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Gold Standard  CEO Messages

Maryann Roefaro, CEO , Hematology Oncology Associates of Central New York

An extraordinary  work group is created by the sum of its parts.  An element of extraordinary is related to the health of the mind, body and spirit of the people.  Our commitment to our employees, patients and our community is exemplified by our CEO Cancer Gold Standard.  Prevention is key to health and well-being.

David Holmberg, President and CEO, Highmark Health

It’s our goal at Highmark Health to change how health care is delivered in America one person at a time. The CEO Cancer Gold Standard shares that same goal by recognizing organizations who improve the health of their employees. It’s those organizations who are literally changing health care -- and lives -- one employee at a time.

Robert A. Marino , Chairman, President & CEO, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is proud to be a CEO Gold Standard company.  The health and well-being of our employees is a top priority and we will continue to champion programs and initiatives to support and encourage them to get and stay healthy.

Mary Madden, President and CEO, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union (HVFCU)

Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union is honored to receive this distinction from the CEO Roundtable on Cancer.   Our new tobacco-free policy is just the most recent step we’ve taken to ensure better health for our employees and members. This recognition reinforces the steps we are taking are the right ones, and we encourage other employers to consider wellness a priority initiative for their staff and clients.

Daniel J. Hilferty, President and CEO, Independence Blue Cross

As a leading health insurer in our region, our mission is to enhance the health and wellness of the people and communities we serve. We lead by example, and our Gold Standard accreditation demonstrates our commitment to a culture of health and wellness. There is no better investment for our associates, our business and our community. I ask that you consider the benefits of accreditation and become a Gold Standard company.

Michael W. Cropp, MD, MBA , President and CEO, Independent Health

Independent Health is pleased to be recognized as a Gold Standard employer by the CEO Roundtable on Cancer. Achieving this accreditation is important to our organization, because it reflects our commitment to the health of our associates and affirms our dedication to combating cancer.  As a Gold Standard employer, we will continue to provide leadership in ensuring cancer prevention, early detection, quality treatment, and hopefully, elimination of one of our nation’s most deadly diseases and greatest health care challenges.

Adelene Perkins, Chair and CEO, Infinity Pharmaceuticals

We are honored to receive the CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation, which highlights our company-wide commitment to incorporating wellness into our culture at Infinity. We have a comprehensive wellness program for our Citizen Owners – or employees – at Infinity because we believe fostering a culture of healthy living and wellness enables us to do our best work as we strive to discover, develop and deliver innovative, important new medicines to people that make a material difference in their health, well-being and lives.

David Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Integral Care

In addition to helping our consumers and employees understand the harmful effects of tobacco, implementing a tobacco cessation initiative has allowed us to provide important educational resources to help tobacco users take better care of their overall health. Adopting these standards is an important step to creating and maintaining healthy communities for all.

W. Richard Staub III, President, Research and Development Solutions, IQVIA

IQVIA is committed to driving healthcare forward, supporting clients in their efforts to develop and bring their oncology breakthroughs to patients.  Closer to home, we strive to improve the lives of our own employees around the world.  We invest in a range of programs to promote wellness, reduce cancer risk, and provide access to the latest treatment innovations. We are extremely proud to have had such a lengthy relationship and involvement with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation during the last decade and look forward to continuing to work together to bring cures to the world’s cancer patients.

Joseph W. Devine, FACHE, President, Jefferson Health - New Jersey Division

From covered cancer screenings and vaccinations, to smoking cessation counseling and healthy food choices in our cafeterias, we have a longstanding commitment to the health and wellness of our associates and their families. To be honored for this commitment by the prestigious CEO Roundtable on Cancer is especially gratifying.

Joseph F. Scott , FACHE, President and CEO, Jersey City Medical Center

At LibertyHealth, Jersey City Medical Center, our mission is Enhancing Life.  Achieving the Gold Standard is an affirmation of our mission.  Our comprehensive approach to health and wellness promotes a healthy lifestyle for our employees, their families and our community.

William C. Weldon, Former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Johnson & Johnson

Few actions in the tenure of a CEO are more personally rewarding than saving and improving human lives.

Alex Gorsky, CEO, Johnson & Johnson

The employees of Johnson & Johnson are our greatest asset, and we are committed to investing in their wellness. Earning The Gold Standard reflects our commitment to ensuring that our employees have access to a range of effective wellness programs, which, we have seen over many years lead to a meaningful impact against key health indicators, while increasing overall engagement and job satisfaction.

Brian J. Druker, MD, Director, Knight Cancer Institute

At the Oregon Health and Science University Knight Cancer Institute, we believe that prevention begins at home. As we strive to research the causes and cures for cancer, we also work to provide a healthy environment and the tools and support to help our associates remain happy and healthy. We are delighted to earn CEO Cancer Gold Standard certification.  

Jeff Leerink, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Leerink Partners LLC

LEERINK is honored to receive the CEO Cancer Gold StandardTM  accreditation and be recognized for our efforts in fostering workplace wellness. As a healthcare investment bank, promoting health and wellness education and initiatives lie at the core of our business.

John LiDestri, President and CEO, LiDestri Foods, inc.

Employee health and wellness are integral to the fabric of our culture at LiDestri Foods. The Gold Standard accreditation recognizes and reinforces our belief in the power of the workplace as a venue for improving the health of Americans.

Donald J. Weber, Founder and Chairman, Logistics Health

The future of Logistics Health is rooted in the success of our people – without a doubt, they are our most valuable asset. We know an investment in their health pays dividends in the long run, for our bottom line, for our longevity as a corporate family, and for the sustainability of our communities.

Kerin A. Mase, President and CEO, Marian Regional Medical Center

Marian Regional Medical Center is proud to have once again been among the organizations nationwide that achieved the prestigious CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation.  We stand committed to maintaining the health and wellness of our employees and their families, which is exemplified with this acknowledgment.  In order to best care for our patients, we must first care for our employees, and we do so by promotion of healthy lifestyle choices, early detection through proactive cancer screenings, and access to advanced, comprehensive cancer care.

Roger Crandall, CEO, Massachusetts Mutual Financial Group

MassMutual has a strong commitment to personal health and well being, ranging from our comprehensive wellness programs for our employees to our support for breast cancer awareness efforts and research across the U.S.  As a longtime provider of insurance coverage to breast cancer survivors, we are proud to join the fight against cancer and promote healthy lifestyles that will help people lead long, enriching and fulfilling lives.

John Noseworthy, MD, President and CEO, Mayo Clinic

Our staff is key to our success because they provide answers to millions of people who seek care at Mayo Clinic. We are committed to a workplace culture that encourages physical activity, healthy diet and tobacco cessation, and complements the preventive and quality medical care we offer to both our patients and employees.