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Gold Standard  CEO Messages

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.

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.  

Adam Schechter, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Labcorp

We are proud to receive the CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation, which emphasizes Labcorp’s mission to improve the health and lives of the patients we serve and of our employees and their families. We are committed to providing access to care for our employees and to incorporating programs such as those focused on cancer prevention, risk reduction and overall wellbeing.

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.

Sue Andersen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Marian Regional Medical Center

Marian Cancer Care at Mission Hope Cancer center is proud to have been recognized for this prestigious distinction. In the same way that our employees care for their patients, Marian Regional Medical Center cares about the health of our employees and their families. We are committed to supporting the health and well-being of all employees and their dependents by offering comprehensive health benefit plans, wellness programs and our comprehensive cancer services that help to reduce employees’ risks of developing cancer.

Roger Crandall, Chairman, President, & 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 cancer awareness efforts and research across the U.S.  As a longtime provider of insurance coverage to 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.

Gianrico Farrugia, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Mayo Clinic

At Mayo Clinic, we conduct team-based, patient-centered cancer research that is quickly translated into clinical practice to address unmet patient needs — offering hope and healing to those who need it most. Our staff, of course, is key to our success, and we also encourage preventive behaviors, such as exercise, a balanced diet and quitting tobacco to create a healthy, productive workplace that best serves patients.

David L. Goodin, President and CEO, MDU Resources Group, Inc.

A top priority at MDU Resources Group is the safety and well-being of our employees. We seek every opportunity to promote good health practices among our team members.

Craig B. Thompson, MD, President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, we truly value our CEO Gold Standard accreditation. The Gold Standard accreditation recognizes that MSK is as committed to reducing the risk of cancer among those who work within our walls as we are to helping people with cancer around the world.

Brendan P. Keegan, CEO, Merchants Fleet

The CEO Gold Standard is part of our commitment to the health and wellness of our employees.  Access to quality healthcare and screenings allow for early detection, not only lowering the cancer risk, but also saving lives.

Ken Frazier, CEO & President, Merck & Co., Inc.

Merck is at the forefront of cancer research, and our employees are our most critical resource to transform prevention and treatment of the disease. That’s why we’re pleased to be recognized with The Gold Standard. When our employees feel their best, they can be and do their best, which is crucial to helping us achieve our mission of improving and saving lives.

Robert G. Goottee, President and CEO, Moda Health

At Moda, our mission is clear. We build healthy communities. And for us that work begins at home. As CEO, I take great pride in the commitment made by people across 10 years throughout our organization to ‘walk the talk’ in the fight against cancer.

Betsy A. Kohler, Executive Director, North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR)

It is important that NAACCR adopt policies that contribute to reducing cancer, and it is an honor to be among the employers across the country supporting this important cause. Even a small organization such as NAACCR can adopt the Gold Standard and make a difference.