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Gold Standard  CEO Messages

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.

John Richman, PhD, President, North Dakota State College of Science

We are honored to be recognized for the work we do to encourage our faculty and staff to lead a healthy lifestyle. Any steps we can take to reduce the cancer risk for our employees and campus community will have a long-term impact on the workforce in North Dakota.

Joel Seligman, President and CEO, Northern Westchester Hospital

Our mission, in part, is to improve and protect the health of individuals in the community through programs that promote healing and wellness, and our staff is a vital part of that community. We are committed to providing our staff members with programs and tools that help them get healthy and stay healthy. We are extremely proud to receive this accreditation in recognition of these efforts and to be recognized as a Gold Standard employer.

Michael J. Dowling, President and CEO, Northwell Health

Since 2011, I have been honored to receive this accreditation for our health system for promoting healthier behavior. We believe that fostering a health-conscience work environment is key to supporting a positive corporate culture.

Arthur Pappas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Pappas Capital

Pappas Capital is honored to receive the CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation. As longtime investors in life science companies, we strongly support the efforts of the CEO Roundtable on Cancer to raise awareness for cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

David Simmons, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PPD, Inc.

PPD is committed to the fight against cancer. As a global contract research organization with deep expertise in oncology, we are dedicated to helping biopharmaceutical clients deliver safe treatments to patients more quickly, cost-effectively and with the highest possible quality. We’re pleased the CEO Roundtable on Cancer has recognized our efforts in employee health and wellness, and we applaud their worthy mission.

Ken Paulus, President and Chief Executive Officer, Prime Therapeutics

Prime’s purpose is to help people get the medicine they need to feel better and live well. This commitment extends to the members we serve and to our employees. Through innovative wellness programs, we encourage and incent our employees to make good choices to improve their health – including lowering their risks for cancer. We are proud to be a Gold Standard recipient. 

Randy Oostra, DM, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, ProMedica

I am deeply honored that ProMedica has been selected for this prestigious recognition. Our Mission is to improve health and well-being, and that includes ProMedica’s employees as well as the communities we serve. From providing a tobacco free workplace and healthy menu options in our cafeterias to supporting tobacco cessation programs,  free cancer screenings, survivorship programs and clinical trials for cancer treatment to employees as well as patients, ProMedica is proud to be part of the fight against cancer. By reaching our employees as well as our patients, we are transforming their lives, our culture and our communities.

Nicholas Colucci, President and CEO, Publicis Health

Supporting the Gold Standard is in line with PHCG's mission to create dialogue around health and wellness by transforming intention into action.

Stephen H. Rusckowski, Chairman, CEO and President, Quest Diagnostics

Our goal at Quest Diagnostics is to create a healthier world, and that begins with the physical and mental health of our 47,000 employees. Employee health strategy that fosters healthy behavior, regular screening and personalized treatment can go a long way in lowering risks and improving outcomes from cancer and many other diseases. As we mark 10 years as a Gold Standard employer, we remain committed to doing our part to promote a cancer-free world.

Judy D. Olian, President, Quinnipiac University

Wellness is a pillar of our strategic plan at Quinnipiac University. We are passionate about advancing the physical and emotional well-being of our employees and their families through many university-wide initiatives. We are delighted to extend this Gold Standard accreditation across all Quinnipiac campuses.

Ryan M. Schneider, Director, Chief Executive Officer and President, Realogy Holdings Corp.

This recognition by the CEO Roundtable on Cancer underscores our commitment to the health and well-being of our employees, and we are proud they are taking advantage of our iThrive wellness program that we put in place to give them an active role in their own care.

Paul Cormier, President and Chief Executive Officer, Red Hat

It has been Red Hat's honor to earn this accreditation since 2013. Red Hat strives to create a culture of wellness including addressing the diverse needs of Red hat associates with cancer awareness, prevention, and detection as a significant part of that mission. Thank you for recognizing our commitment to a healthy work environment with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard.

Mathew Hicks, President and CEO, Red Hat

Red Hat is proud to contribute to the fight against cancer by providing access to resources that promote awareness and encourage prevention and early detection. Having earned the CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation since 2013, Red Hat aims to promote a culture of wellness and an environment where all associates can thrive. Thank you for this honor.

E. Wayne Holden, PhD, President and CEO, RTI International

We are committed to the health and well-being of our staff members at RTI International. We are proud to have maintained this high standard of excellence for the past 10 years, and we will continue striving to provide high-quality programs that facilitate the prevention, detection and care of cancer for our staff and their families.

Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and CEO, RWJBarnabas Health

We are thrilled to be celebrating our 10th year of being recognized by this preeminent organization for our continued efforts to improve the health and wellness of our employees and their families. In a year of unprecedented and significant challenges for our country and the healthcare community at large, the CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation signifies our steadfast commitment to our employees and their families’ health and well-being in protecting them against cancer and reducing the risk for other serious medical conditions.

Jim Goodnight, CEO, SAS

CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation is an extension of our ongoing commitment to the health and well-being of our employees. Together, the Gold Standard companies are making a strong statement that cancer can be prevented and lives can be prolonged.

Proj. JIANG Zhongyi, President, Shanghai Children's Medical Center

To care about the staff's health is the key to the hospital's continuous improvement. Shanghai Children's Medical Center consistently focuses on health knowledge pervasion, health behavior cultivation and health service support so as to promote people's all-round development.

Paulette Dillard, PhD, President, Shaw University

Shaw University is extremely proud to become the nation’s first Historically Black College or University to achieve Gold Standard accreditation with the CEO Roundtable on Cancer. We are pleased to be a partner in this initiative and dedicated to leading a national movement to improve positive health outcomes within our communities. This recognition is a very high honor, and we hope to inspire other organizations and educational institutions to follow suit.